As a Professional Real Estate Inspector, I interact with many in a post offer way. The offer is accepted, a client contacts my firm and we do an inspection on the “perfect” home.
Many times in our experience this has developed into either a negotiation, or a loss of sale due to either undisclosed or unknown issues.
An inspector reports on what they see. I know I do. I report on the house and any defects I think are important and per the TREC standards and those from my personal background in construction.
The current issue of “Texas Realtor” (Sept/Oct 2020) features an article on “Pre-sale Inspections.”
Some of the takeaways from this article include:
I would go on to say, a presale also reduces the surprises to the seller who may not know of existing issues with their roof, HVAC components, or foundation. This type of inspection also allows the seller some time to prepare and repair the low hanging fruit we see on a regular basis i.e: GFCI not working or missing, A/C unit not level, double tapped neutral wires, or missing window screens.
A pre-sale inspection is every bit as detailed as an after-sale inspection and can only benefit the seller and the buyer smoothing out the bumps in the road for the final offer and closing.
Please let me know how Accelerate Inspections can assist sellers, and real estate professionals , close the sale and make it happen!
Matthew D. Lutz
Professional Real Estate Inspector
TREC # 21321
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Matthew Lutz is a seasoned inspector with over 30 years in HVAC, construction and firefighting. a 29 year veteran of the Navy Reserve he retired in 2009 as a CWO3.