Illinois Presale Home Inspection for Sellers

Illinois Presale Home Inspection for Sellers

Increase Negotiating Power & Save Time With a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Contrary to popular belief, home inspections aren’t just for buyers. A presale—or pre-listing—home inspection is one of the most powerful tools you have as a seller to ensure that your home gets properly priced and your deal goes through.

That’s because if you’re selling your home and the inspection report comes back with a laundry list of issues, you may quickly lose negotiating power, face a host of delays, or even face a hung deal. However, if you get a presale home inspection, you will have more information to properly price your home and fix issues that might prevent your deal from going through.

Presale home inspections should be conducted by a trained home inspector licensed by the American Society of Home Inspectors and the State of Illinois. At Lucent, not only do we have all the necessary training and certification, we have decades of experience that allows us to deliver the most thorough home inspections in Central Illinois.

That means you get a comprehensive inspection report and personalized guidance from your inspector that can help your deal go through.

What Does a Presale Inspection Include?

A presale, pre-listing, or seller’s home inspection entails a visual inspection of your home starting with the roof and working all the way down to the foundation. In between, we visually inspect all your home’s systems including its doors, walls, windows, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and any other part of the structure that may become a potential problem.

From there we check all the operational items in your home to ensure that they are working. If we see items that may malfunction in the future, we’ll let you know how much more life we expect they have in them. Then, you can decide if they need to be replaced before selling your home.

Once we deliver all our findings in a comprehensive report, you will be armed with the information you need to properly price your home and fix issues that might derail your deal. 

Pricing and Additional Inspection Services

While our inspections and reports are incredibly thorough right out of the gate, occasionally your inspector may suggest that you get specialized testing done. Some of the common items we recommend specialized testing for are as follows:

  • Radon Testing
  • Well Inspection
  • Water Testing
  • Termite Inspection
  • Mold Testing
  • Chimney Inspection
  • Septic Inspection
  • Asbestos Testing
  • Sewer line inspection

What Our Inspection Clients Say About Us

At Lucent Home Inspections, we don’t just talk the talk. These customer testimonials are proof that we walk the walk when it comes to delivering superior quality home inspections.

  • Greg helped with an inspection of my home and did a very good job. He was thorough and very informative, walking me through any issues he found along the way. Scheduling the inspection was easy and his communication... read more

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    Christopher Burkard
    9/16/2021
  • Transparent pricing, very professional, wonderful communication, with thorough and easy to navigate report! Highly recommend!!

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    Elizabeth Trenor
    8/03/2021
  • Greg did an amazing job for us! We had a limited time window to get the inspection performed on our new home and Greg was able to accommodate our needs, even when having to work around movers! Highly... read more

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    Jon Alt
    7/16/2021
  • Greg was very thorough and noticed several things that we never would have. He helped us out even though our request was very last-minute. I would recommend his services to anyone. Keep up the good work, Greg!

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    Keith Wiegand
    6/21/2021
  • Highly recommend. Pleasant to work with. Very informative and love how you can get a variety of services performed such as home inspection, well inspection and septic inspection.

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    Yvonne Wendt
    5/24/2021
  • Absolutely AMAZING customer service and responsiveness. Could not have felt like I was in better hands.

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    Kayla Beall
    5/13/2021
  • Greg was professional, responded to me quickly, and did an amazing job. He coordinated the termite and radon inspections I needed as well, making him a one stop shop and streamlining the entire process for me. His report was detailed... read more

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    Lindsey Wheeler
    5/12/2021
  • Pre Purchase Inspection
    Buying an older home we wanted to know what we were walking into. Gregg was so easy to work with. We are in another state, he provided pictures in the report to show exactly what he was...
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    Robin Axe
    5/09/2021
  • Greg from Lucent was kind, very professional, responsive and detail oriented. He took time to explain issues that he noted when conducting the home inspection. He provided a detailed report with photos that was instrumental in negotiating repairs... read more

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    Grayson Richman
    1/22/2021
  • Lucent Home Inspections is the only way to go for all your home inspection needs. The detailed inspection report was very helpful to work out the repairs with the seller. Being a one stop shop for all the... read more

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    Matt Sinn
    12/25/2020

Common Questions About Presale Home Inspections