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What is a Pre-Listing Home Inspection?

Building Specs of Chicago, Home Inspections in Chicago

A Building Specs of Illinois, Inc. pre-listing inspection is a home inspection that is performed before the house goes on the market. The benefits of this inspection help create a powerful marketing tool that can be used during the process of selling a house. Building Specs of Illinois, Inc. performs pre-listing inspections, as do many other home inspection companies, however, Building Specs of Illinois, Inc., does things a little differently.






  • Traditional home inspection report is included and left on site.

  • A summary report and priority check list is also included.

  • Home may sell faster!

  • Home may sell for more money.

  • No more buyers walking away because there may be a problem with the house.

  • No more 11th-hour re-negotiations based on the inspector's findings.

  • No more helpless feelings that an inspector has raised an issue that is not a big problem.

  • No more buyers getting cold feet when they find out that the home is not perfect.

  • No more buyers walking away because they don't have time for an inspection.

  • No more parade of inspectors through your home before a multiple-offer situation.

  • You choose the inspector based on reputation and credentials.

  • You resolve any differences of opinion about the house before it goes on the market.

  • All homes have room for improvement. Disclosing the condition of the home allows you to reflect the condition in the listing price, rather than have to negotiate again later when the issues are discovered.

  • You fix any conditions identified (if you choose to) or simply reflect it in the purchase price. This takes it off the table as a negotiating point against you.

  • The inspection includes a report that becomes the buyer's guide to home ownership for years to come





  • You or your real estate sales professional contacts Building Specs of Illinois, Inc. (866) 843-8592 to arrange a Pre-listing Inspection.

  • Building Specs of Illinois, Inc. completes the inspection and leaves the inspection report at the home. This will be displayed for prospective buyers to look at during open houses and showings.

  • Building Specs of Illinois, Inc. prepares a draft Summary Report and checklist within 24 hours after the inspection, and emails it to you and your real estate sales professional for review.

  • You and the agent approve the summary via email or phone. Alternatively, you or your agent may contact Building Specs of Illinois, Inc. with any comments or questions about the Summary.

  • If you choose to make improvements to the home, you may attach any receipts for work completed to the Summary Reports.

  • When the home is sold, the inspection report and inspection summary are left at the home for the buyer.

  • You are also entitled to a discount on the Building Specs of Illinois, Inc. inspection of your next home, if it is within the Building Specs of Illinois, Inc. service area.

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How Does A Pre-listing Home Inspection Work?


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