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We Service all of the Hampton Roads Area

Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin, Smithfield, Carrollton, Yorktown and surrounding areas.

Hampton, VA
Phone: (757) 236 0076

Pre Listing Inspection

When selling a home, you'll get the best price in the shortest time, if your home is in move in condition or the condition of the home is known before listing property. We at First Look Home Inspect will find out about any hidden concerns before your house goes on the market. Almost all sales contracts have the contingency of a Home Inspection.

If the buyer's inspector finds many problems, it can cause cold feet and the deal can fall through or put the buyer in a better position to negotiate the selling price down. At best, surprise problems uncovered by the buyers inspector will cause delays in closing, and usually you will have to pay for rush repair charges, or take a lower price on your home.

One of the key benefits of having the inspection done before it's listed, is that if there are any problems discovered that need to be repaired, you can have the repairs done on your own terms, on your own schedule. When a problem isn't found until the buyer has an inspection performed, the deal you've worked so hard to get done may fall apart. You may have to take a lower price, in order to keep the deal moving. In either case, you'll almost certainly have more headaches, and spend more money, than if you would have known about the problem and had it repaired before negotiations began.

You could save thousands by simply being able to shop around and get competitive bids from contractors, rather than being forced into paying for a rush job at the last minute. At First Look Home Inspect we will pre-inspect your home, provide you with copies of the report to put on the counter for potential buyers. We also put a pre inspected sign in the front yard. First look Home Inspect prelisting inspection is really a premarketing inspection.

A certified pre inspected house has a higher perceived value than a regular house. Our premarketing inspection has many advantages:

  • The report can help you substantiate a higher asking price if problems don't exist or have been corrected.
  • The report can be used as a marketing tool.
  • The report provides you with full disclosure protection from future legal terms.
  • The report will reveal problems ahead of time which might make your home show better.
  • The report is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on your part. You can also benefit from simply offering certain items as is.

Often, you can negotiate with a buyer to accept items in the current condition by stipulating that they are reflected in the purchase price.