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Cotton and Company
2226 Bauer Drive
Houston, TX 77080
Phone: (281) 831-0063

Selling


If you are selling your home, a Pre-Qualification Inspection can reduce any anxiety the prospect of a Buyers Inspection may hold for you. After all, no one likes unpleasant surprises and knowing in advance about any potential defects improves your bargaining position dramatically.

The Pre-Qualification inspection is a 125 item, point by point inspection of the property intended to identify any serious defects before the Buyer’s Inspection. A formal report is provided in a special format outlining each of the items reviewed and any defects noted.

Have your home inspected by a NACHI inspector before you put your home on the market. Eventually a buyer will conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting one first.

Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many ways:

  • It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third-party.
  • It helps you price your home realistically.
  • It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that:
    • Defects don’t become negotiating stumbling blocks.
    • There is no delay in obtaining the Use & Occupancy permit
    • You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.
  • It may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
  • It may alert you to items of personal concern, such as radon gas or an active termite infestation.
  • It may relieve prospect’s concerns and suspicions.
  • It reduces your liability by:
    • Adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
    • Alerting you to immediate safety issues before and visitors tour your home.
  • Copies of the inspection report, along with receipts for repairs should be made available to potential buyers as an additional selling tool.