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.
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 Property 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.