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.

We understand that homes with a pre-listing inspection report sell more quickly and smoothly than
those without.

Bidding wars in hot markets sometimes mean that sellers will not consider conditional offers. Some
buyers decide to take unreasonable risks, and offer without an inspection. Some would-be buyers stay
out of the market as they will not buy without an inspection.

A credible pre-listing inspection report brings more buyers to the table, creating a better
negotiating environment for both sellers and buyers. With the home’s condition disclosed to all,
there are no losers and less liability for all.

Transferable Report

With the sellers approval, our Pre Listing inspection reports are transferable to the buyer. Building Insights Inc. will do a walkthrough of the home with the buyer 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 the transfer of report is $150 and paid for by the buyer.

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WHAT WE INSPECT

Exterior Components

interior

Air Conditioning

Roofing

electrical

Insulation

Structural

plumbing

Ventilation

Grading & Drainage

heating

fireplaces

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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.
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This deteriorated brick chimney will be an expensive repair and could only be observed by climbing the roof.
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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.
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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.
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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

RHI | NHI

Registered Home Inspector
National Home Inspector
Licensed Electrician