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Move-in Certified service

Move-in Certified

Seller inspections are sweeping the nation, it is the way of the future, making Real Estate Transactions better for every one. Please take a moment and review this information and consider using this powerful tool. Use the link to find out more about this terrific program.

Scott was just on Portland’s KXL AM 750 Talk radio with host Brian Bushlach. Scott was Brian’s guest Real Estate Expert on the “Real Estate round Table”. They talked about the “Move In Certified” Program and how it can help seller’s move inventory in today’s market.

  • I publish the report on the internet so buyers can review it at their convenience. NO CHARGE. All they have to know is the address.
  • I will return, RE- INSPECT and update the report for FREE. This is the best of everything. The seller can correct service issues and The report will reflect the new condition.

Advantages to the seller:

  • The seller can choose an experienced inspector rather than be at the mercy of the buyer’s choice of inspector.
  • The seller can schedule the inspections at the seller’s convenience.
  • It might alert the seller of any items of immediate personal concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.
  • The seller can assist the inspector during the inspection, something normally not done during a buyer’s inspection.
  • The seller can have the inspector correct any misstatements in the inspection report before it is generated.
  • The report can help the seller realistically price the property if problems exist.
  • The report can help the seller substantiate a higher asking price if problems don’t exist or have been corrected.
  • A seller inspection reveals problems ahead of time which:
    • Might make the property show better.
    • Gives the seller time to make repairs and shop for competitive contractors.
    • Permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report.
    • Removes over-inflated buyer procured estimates from the negotiation table.
  • The report might alert the seller to any immediate safety issues found, before agents and visitors tour the property.
  • The report provides a third-party, unbiased opinion to offer to potential buyers.
  • A seller inspection permits a clean Property Condition Assessment to be used as a marketing tool.
  • A seller inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on the part of the seller.
  • The report might relieve a prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions, before they walk away.
  • A seller inspection lightens negotiations and 11th-hour renegotiations.
  • The report might encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
  • The deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer’s inspection unexpectedly reveals a problem, last minute.
  • The report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.

Advantages to the real estate agent:

  • Agents can recommend experienced, insured inspection services as opposed to being at the mercy of buyer’s choices in inspectors.
  • Sellers can schedule the inspections at seller’s convenience with little effort on the part of agents.
  • Sellers can assist inspectors during the inspections, something normally not done during buyer’s inspections.
  • Sellers can have inspectors correct any misstatements in the reports before they are generated.
  • Reports help sellers see their homes through the eyes of a critical, third-party, thus making sellers more realistic about asking price.
  • Agents are alerted to any immediate safety issues found, before other agents and potential buyers tour the home.
  • Repairs made ahead of time might make property show better.
  • The reports provide third-party, unbiased opinions to offer to potential buyers.
  • Clean Assessment reports can be used as marketing tools to help sell the homes.
  • Reports might relieve prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions, before they walk away.
  • Seller inspections eliminate buyer’s remorse that sometimes occurs just after an inspection.
  • Seller inspections reduce the need for negotiations and 11th-hour renegotiations.
  • Seller inspections relieve the agent of having to hurriedly procure repair estimates or schedule repairs.
  • The reports might encourage buyers to waive their inspection contingencies.
  • Deals are less likely to fall apart the way they often do when buyer’s inspections unexpectedly reveal problems, last minute.
  • Reports provide full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.

Advantages to the buyer:

  • The inspection is done already.
  • The inspection is paid for by the seller.
  • The report provides a more accurate, third-party view of the condition of the home prior to making an offer.
  • A seller inspection eliminates surprise defects.
  • Problems are corrected or at least acknowledged prior to making an offer on the property.
  • A seller inspection reduces the need for negotiations and 11th-hour renegotiations.
  • The ASTM standard report will assist in acquiring financing.
  • A seller inspection allows the buyer to sweeten the offer without increasing the offering price by waiving inspections.

Common myths about seller inspections:

Q. Don’t seller inspections kill deals by forcing sellers to disclose defects they otherwise wouldn’t have known about?
A. Any defect that is material enough to kill a real estate transaction is likely going to be uncovered eventually anyway. It is best to discover the problem ahead of time, before it can kill the deal.

Q. A property in good condition doesn’t need an inspection anyway. Why should the seller have one done?

A. Unlike real estate agents whose job it is to market properties for their sellers, inspectors produce objective reports. If the property is truly in great shape the inspection report becomes a pseudo marketing piece with the added benefit of having been generated by an impartial party.

  • Your sellers can schedule the inspections at their convenience, direct with me, with little effort on your part.
  • Your sellers can assist me during the inspections, something normally not done during buyer’s inspections.
  • Your sellers can have me correct any misstatements in my reports before I generate them.
  • My reports help sellers see their properties through the eyes of a critical, third-party, thus making sellers more realistic about asking price.
  • I will alert you to any immediate safety issues I find before other agents and potential buyers tour the properties I inspect.
  • Repairs made ahead of time might make your listings show better.
  • My reports provide third-party, unbiased opinions to offer to potential buyers.
  • My reports can be used as marketing tools to help sell the homes.
  • My reports might relieve prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions, before they walk away.
  • Seller inspections eliminate buyer’s remorse that sometimes occurs just after an inspection.
  • Seller inspections reduce the need for negotiations and 11th-hour renegotiations.
  • Seller inspections relieve you of having to hurriedly procure repair estimates or schedule repairs.
  • My reports might encourage buyers to waive their inspection contingencies.
  • Your deals are less likely to fall apart the way they often do when buyer’s inspections unexpectedly reveal problems, last minute.
  • My reports provide full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.

Of course I always stand ready to perform inspections for your buyers. However, I would like to meet with you in person to explain how I can help streamline your real estate transactions. This seller inspection service I offer might also be used to procure future listings and/or sell property that is already on the market. Please contact me.