Pre Listing (Sellers) Home Inspection

Whether you are buying or selling, a home inspection is invaluable.  A pre-listing inspection allows the seller (homeowner) to identify any areas of concern prior to sale.  This information can be used to assess a fair market value sale price.  It also gives the seller the information necessary to address any issues that will increase the value or desirability of the property.  Knowing your house from top to bottom, inside out can facilitate a quicker sale and eliminate the need for re-negotiating for items which may be identified by a buyer's home inspection.

Transferable Report

With the sellers approval, the report is transferable to the buyer. Building Insights Inc. will discuss the Pre Listing Report with any potential buyers. Building Insights Inc. will do a walkthrough of the home with the buyers to explain the contents of the report. After which Building Insights Inc. will transfer the report into the buyer's name and enter into a contract with the buyers, Giving them the confidence they need to move forward. The fee charged for this service is $150 and paid for by the buyer.

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This old abandoned boiler was in the basement of a home where the children had been carving their names into the asbestos parging and unknowingly breathing in the hazardous fibers.
This deteriorated brick chimney will be an expensive repair and could only be observed by climbing the roof.
This plastic vent is discharging the moist air from the bathroom into the attic space where it can form condensation and cause damage. All fans are required to vent to the exterior. There is also some dangerous wiring evident at the bottom of the picture.
The electrical installation in this two year old pool house looks like a neat professional installation at first glance. However a closer look reveals that there is no ground fault protection for the lights and outlets near the pool. This is considered a shock hazard and a high priority repair.
This home was getting free natural gas for the BBQ. The quick connect fitting is located on the wrong side of the gas meter. I don't think the Gas company would have been too pleased.

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Keith Langlois


Registered Home Inspector
National Home Inspector
Licensed Electrician