Pre-Listing Inspections

 707.245.7545 (cell) or 707.987.9970 (office)

  By having your house inspected before you list, you will be way ahead of the game.

If you are about to put your home on the market, a pre-listing inspection will put you ahead of the competition.  It will alert you to any immediate issues discovered before potential buyers tour your home.  Then, any issues or repairs can be resolved ahead of time without rushing, which will help the home show better and give you time for repair choices.  This alone can save you a considerable amount of money.  Without a pre-listing inspection, defects can cause unreasonable adjustment demands from the buyer or even kill the sale and escrow may drag on instead of closing quickly and smoothly.

If you are a buyer and run across a home for sale that has had a pre-inspection and is Move-in-Certified, then you and your real estate agent have received a gift.  The gift of knowing that any issues the house may have had have been identified and the necessary updates and repairs have already been made.  The house is now in move-in condition

These inspections are popular in metropolitan areas where real estate moves rapidly, but this has been slow to catch on in rural areas of Northern California.

Having a pre-inspection is a Win/Win for the buyers and the realtors, as well as the sellers.  It can also mean a quicker and a higher price sale from a buyer who needs a home right away.


Byron:   My house sold to the first persons that looked at it. They were impressed with your detailed report and I forwarded the Email on to the Agent and told them you would be willing to discuss anything on the report that concerned them. It is an All Cash 30 day escrow  - no contingencies or reports requested only the septic clearance. Should close on 5/18. I'm glad it went quickly but it still is a shock. -  Martha Lukens (Kelseyville Homeowner and Realtor)

I want to thank you for the thorough, detailed inspection report, which included photographs,  that you prepared for the sale of my home.  I am especially pleased of the fact that you took time to answer any questions asked by my daughter who represented me.  We were very grateful that you could accommodate us on a Sunday since Linda had to get back to work in Santa Cruz by Monday morning.  

You certainly took the stress from our lives by understanding the pressure we are facing to get the house sold because of my health. - Sincerely,  Sharon Leah Thorne (Clearlake Home Inspection)



For the Best Wine Country Home Inspection, call me at 707-245-7545.