Pre-Inspections

Why Have a Pre-Inspection?

Pre-inspected house by Manitou Springs Real Estate
At Manitou Springs Real Estate, we offer to pay for home pre-inspections by a professional home inspector for our listings.

Here’s why:

Virtually every real estate sale deal involves an inspection. Although it is optional, most buyers choose to do one, and of those that choose to, the majority hire a professional inspector. The reason buyers want to have an inspection is obvious. They can find out if there is anything going on with the property that they might want to fix, ask the seller to fix, or that would make them back out of the contract. This is why we offer Home Pre-Inspections.

But why would the sellers want a home pre-inspection? Home Pre-Inspections find issues that come up in the inspection that the sellers aren't aware of. This avoids a scramble for repair estimates, insurance claims, and needed repairs done before the closing. Knowing about issues ahead of time gives the sellers time to do the research and think about solutions. The sellers needn't agree to fix everything that comes up in the pre-inspection, but forewarned about potential issues.

Manitou Springs Real Estate Pays for Home Pre-Inspections

When Manitou Springs Real Estate pays for the home pre-inspection, we are only using inspectors with good reputations. We use the same inspectors that we have on the list we give to our buyer clients. But, that doesn’t mean the buyers for our listings have to use our inspection. They can always choose to pay for their own inspection.

As you can see, a property pre-inspected paves the way for a much smoother deal. There is less chance of an inspection surprise for both the sellers and buyers, and the buyers might even address issues before they make an offer. It’s a win-win for all parties. Although it’s not a solution for everyone or every property, it is a free* and valuable part of the service we offer to our clients. Contact us about a Home Pre-Inspection.

Another article to read regarding Home Pre-Inspections is on the Realtor.com website.

*The inspection is offered free of charge to any of our current clients that sign a listing contract with one of our agents. If Manitou Springs Real Estate pays for a pre-inspection and the seller of that property cancels the listing contract, opts to go with another real estate agency, or decides to market the property as for sale by owner, the fee for the pre-inspection must be reimbursed to Manitou Springs Real Estate in full.

Manitou Springs Real Estate is a licensed real estate firm in the state of Colorado.