Move-In-Certified Seller Inspection

Move-In-Certified Seller Inspection


Here are some advantages of having your home-for-sale inspected before you list it:

      • You can choose an InterNACHI Certified Professional  Inspector® to inspect your home first, which may prompt the buyer to waive his own inspection contingency.  And even if he doesn’t, a Seller Inspection means you won’t be in for any surprises.
      • You can schedule your inspection at your own convenience, rather than accommodate a buyer and his inspector.
      • You can assist your inspector during the inspection, which is something not normally done during a buyer’s inspection.
      • A Move-In Certified® Seller Inspection may alert you to any immediate concerns, such a broken pressure-relief valve or an active termite infestation.
      • The Seller Inspection:
        • allows you to take the time to shop for competitively priced contractors to make repairs, rather than making rushed decisions to get things fixed in a hurry;
        • lets you attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report; and
        • removes over-inflated buyer-procured repair estimates from the negotiating table.
  • Move-In Certified® yard signs, free from your InterNACHI inspector, will attract potential buyers touring homes in your neighborhood.

A Move-In Certified® Seller Inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on your part.
There are other distinct advantages of having a Move-In Certified® Seller Inspection report:

  • 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 provides an unbiased, third-party, professional opinion about the condition of the home to potential buyers.
  • The report may encourage the buyer to waive his own inspection contingency, so the deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer’s inspection reveals unexpected problems at the last minute.
  • The report can be hosted on www.FetchReport.com, which can be used as an effective marketing tool.
  • The report can help you realistically price the home if problems exist.
  • The report can help you substantiate a higher asking price if problems don’t exist or have been corrected.
  • 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.

 

What can you expect from a Home Inspection?

We will take about three hours to thoroughly inspect the areas listed below and give you a clear picture of the condition of the home. We will provide you with an interactive online report with PDF download option by the end of the day for you and your realtor to view or download at your convenience.

A Move-in Certified Home Inspection will cover these eight systems:

Roof
Roof covering & decking, flashings, rafters & trusses, chimneys, skylights, vents, gutters & downspouts

Exterior
House siding, caulking, downspouts, paths near house, attached decks and porches, grading & sod

Structure
Foundation, framing, floor systems, rafters & trusses

Interior
Floors, walls, windows, doors, skylights, locks, ceilings

Plumbing
Water heater, plumbing systems including sinks, showers, baths and showers

Electrical
Service drop, electrical panel, wiring, outlets & switches

HVAC
Furnaces, hot water heaters, air conditioners, heat recovery ventilator (HRV), their shut-off valves and switches.

Insulation
Attic and wall insulation, roof vents

 

Included service:

Infrared Thermography
Inspect the roof system, walls, floors, windows, the electrical and plumbing systems for hidden problems. We offer a complete Infrared Thermography Inspection at the same time as your Move-in Certified Home Inspection for FREE!

 

Move-In Certified Home Inspection Pricing

We charge $450 for our Home Inspection. The fee is due on the day and time of the inspection and can be paid in cash, credit card, Apple Pay, Android Pay or INTERAC Flash. HST is extra.

Author

Erwin Gerrits, CPI, is a Certified Professional Inspector®, and has completed Carson Dunlop’s Home Inspection Program with Honours at Algonquin College.