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Why Get A Preinspection or Pre-Listing Inspection

March 8th, 2011 · No Comments



There are many advantages to getting a preinspection or a Prelisting inspection.  Hi folfs, This is Preston Sandlin here with Home Inspection Carolina; a home inspection firm out of Charlotte NC that has been performing home inspections and termite inspections for about 15 years.  In the last year we have seen about a 50% increase in prelisting inspections primarily due to the new North Carolina Due Diligence contract.  Now instead of earnest money that the buyer used to put down they put down a due diligence fee.  It is a lot like law away.  If you move forward with the purchase you get credited that amount. If you don’t you can walk away Scott free but you lose that due diligience fee.

If you are a buyer looking at two different house and everything else being equal the one that has been preinspected is going to have less perceived risk or less of a chance of me losing my fee.  Other advantages of a preinspection include the seller having time to price out the repairs and research the contractors instead of just rushing into something.  A preinspected home has a much less chance of the deal falling apart and takes away the buyers ability to get the seller down on their price due to repair items.  A preinspected or prelisting inspection make the buyer more transparent and less suspisious.  A prelisrting inspection takes potential drama out of the equation.  You want your drama on TV and not in your real estate transaction.

Preston Sandlin and Home Inspection Carolina have providing thorough quality home inspections in the Charlotte NC area for over 15 years.  Preston has a masters’ degree in Education and has taught Home Inspection classes for years.  He also is a certified infrared thermographer.  Home Inspection Carolina has  been on TV many times and has a Charlotte Home Inspector radio show .  So you are in need of a home inspection in Charlotte NC, Gastonia NC, Weddington NC, Mooresville NC, Fort Mill SC or Rock Hill SC call Home Inspection Carolina (704) 542-6575.


Preston Sandlin

Home Inspection Carolina

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