Move-In Certified Inspections
Move-In Certified Inspections
What is a Move-In Certified Inspection?
A Move-In Certified Inspection is a seller’s inspection or pre-listing inspection, with advantages for home buyers, home sellers, real estate agents, and the inspector. The report provides an unbiased, third-party, professional opinion about the condition of the home to potential buyers.
Who needs a Move-In Certified Inspection?
- Home Buyers. Buying a home? Make sure it's Move-In Certified™ before you even think about moving in.
- Home Sellers: Sell My Home in Seconds!™ Add value to your home for sale by having it Move-In Certified™.
- Real Estate Agents and Realtors. Sell in Seconds!™ by making sure your listings are Move-In Certified™.
Advantages of a Move-In Certified Inspection?
When you purchase a home that has been Move-In Certified:
- The inspection has already been completed by the time you tour the home and paid for by the seller.
- A Move-In Certified™ Seller Inspection can help prevent 11th-hour re-negotiations and delays, revealing problems ahead of time, which:
- gives the seller time to make repairs;
- permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report,
- and gives you the information needed to make an informed home-buying decision.
When you choose to have your home-for-sale inspected before listing:
- A Move-In Certified™ Seller Inspection may alert you to any immediate concerns and allow you to shop for competitively priced contractors to make repairs, obtain estimates, or attach paid invoices to the inspection report, removing over-inflated buyer-procured repair estimates or time consuming steps which delay your closing.
- You can schedule the inspection at your own convenience, rather than accommodate a buyer and their inspector.
- You can assist the inspector during the inspection, which is something not normally done during a buyer's inspection.
- You're given the opportunity to dispute any misstatements in the inspection report before it's distributed to real estate agents and prospective buyers.
- The report may shorten the closing time and added stress of a buyer’s inspection that reveals unexpected last-minute problems.
- The report can help you substantiate a higher asking price if problems don't exist or have been corrected and help you realistically price the home if unrepaired problems do exist.
- The report may relieve a prospective buyer's unfounded suspicions and concerns before he walks away from an otherwise great deal.
- The report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.
- Move-In Certified™ yard signs, free from your InterNACHI inspector, will attract potential buyers touring homes in your neighborhood.
Real Estate Agents and Realtors
When real estate agents and Realtors list a home that’s been Move-In Certified:
- You can recommend an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector® to inspect the home before the buyer's inspector is hired.
- Your client (the seller) can schedule the inspection at his convenience, with little effort on your part.
- Your client can assist the inspector during the inspection, something that's not typically done during a buyer's inspection. This can streamline the inspection process and give your client confidence in the condition of the home you're helping them sell.
- You and your client will be alerted to any immediate safety issues discovered, before other agents and potential buyers tour the home, while the inspection report can help relieve a prospective buyer's unfounded suspicions and concerns before they walk away from an otherwise great deal.
- A seller inspection relieves you of having to hurriedly procure repair estimates and schedule repairs for your client and can instead be made ahead of time, helping the home show better and close faster.
- Your client will have the opportunity to correct any misstatements in the inspection report before it's generated and distributed to prospective buyers.
- The inspection report will help your client see their home through the eyes of an unbiased third party, thus making them more realistic about their asking price.
- A Move-In Certified™ yard sign, provided by the InterNACHI inspector, will attract potential buyers looking for a home in the neighborhood while the Move-In Certified™ inspection report can be used as a marketing tool that goes beyond the seller's disclosure. This kind of forthrightness is a great way to help sell the home and engage in a low-stress transaction.
- A Move-In Certified™ seller inspection report helps eliminate "buyer's remorse" that can sometimes occur after the buyer's inspection. With a pre-listing inspection, the facts are up front and there are seldom any new issues or surprises by closing.
- A seller inspection helps prevent protracted negotiations and 11th-hour re-negotiations.
- The seller inspection and report may persuade a buyer to waive his own inspection contingency, while the deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer's inspections reveals unexpected problems at the last minute.
- The inspection report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.
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