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