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Pre-listing Home Inspection


Why do I need to get a Pre-Listing Inspection?


We hear that a lot, the truth is after you have had a Pre-Listing inspection and you know the condition of the house it can take the weight off your shoulders.


A Pre-listing home inspection helps you rise above the competition. It allows you to present prospective buyers with an inspection report at the same time they are viewing the home and in turn purchase offers are made cleaner and deals are less likely to be renegotiated or fall through altogether.


Having an inspection done before the house goes on the market gives you time to fix any issues if you choose to. 


Selling a house is stress full enough. Don't wait to find issues until after you have an offer, then have to renegotiate or lose the deal altogether. Here is what you can expect from your inspection.


The Pre-Listing Inspection includes a Summary report, as well as the complete report.


The summary is often the most important part of the report for people making their purchase decision. It is designed to be left out for any purchaser to review during their visit. It provides the buyers with a short inspection report that describes the general condition of the house in just a few pages, at the same time they are viewing the home.


The complete report you receive is a colour PDF report with pictures & illustrations that describes the major systems of the home, as well as any recommended repairs, replacements or improvements and covers:


  • Roof, 

  • Exterior

  • Structure

  • Electrical

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • Insulation and Ventilation

  • Plumbing

  • Interior.


For those requiring further explanation, the reference material in the report provides additional insight that covers:


HOME SAFETY TIPS- Provides you with a number of home safety tips, addressing everything from smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to overhead garage door openers.


HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS- The home is a very significant investment for most people. Good preventative maintenance is a great way to protect your investment. Our home inspection reports include a maintenance section to help make sure that your home continues to be safe, comfortable, and efficient.


REPORT RESOURCES- Our reports include links that connect you to a series of documents that will help you understand your home and how it works. The body of the report contains specific information about your home. Many report items have related links that provide you more information about that particular component or issue.


This library is a broad reference tool. For example, if you want to know the difference between asphalt shingles and wood shingles, you can look in here. If you have a conventional furnace and are trying to decide whether to upgrade to a mid-efficiency or high-efficiency furnace, this information may be helpful. If your home does not have air conditioning, but you are thinking about adding it, there is helpful information for you in here.

The library is broken into nine house systems: Roofing, Exterior, Structure, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Insulation, Plumbing and Interior. Click on any link below to read about the system.

All links and their information are courtesy of Carson Dunlop Structural Engineers.

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Pre-listing report summary
The Home Reference Book

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