Pre-listing home inspection

How a Pre-Listing inspection can help you sell your home faster and for more money.

Many sellers believe that a home inspection should be paid for by a potential buyer prior to the sale. In reality, buyer inspections often result in a reduced offer, and sometimes scare buyers off altogether. Pre-listing inspections set realistic expectations and prevent surprises that result in costly 11th hour re-negotiations.

Home sellers are turning to new strategies to sell quickly and at the right price” hiring inspectors before they put their homes on the market.

  • Liz Moore, an expert Real Estate broker and small business person of the year in Newport News, Va., says her firm pays for a pre-listing home inspection for all her sellers. “It’s fair to say that is the reason our listings sell 30% faster than the market average,” she says. And early anecdotal evidence suggests that inspected houses consistently sell for a few thousand dollars more.
    ~USA Today
  • The buyer has the upper hand when they have a home inspection, says Coldwell Banker consumer specialist and agent Jessica Edwards. If you are willing to do a pre-listing home inspection ahead of time, you give the control back to the seller.
  • Zillow tips of the year –Disclose and inspect upfront

A-Pro’s “Certified Pre-Owned Home” Program

East Long Island Home Inspectors offer exclusive certified pre-owned home programA Certified Pre-Owned home is a trademarked concept provided by A-Pro since 1997. More than just a Pre-Listing home inspection, the purpose of this proven program is to provide actual security and value to the buyer of a property  and to give you, the seller, a marketable selling point in your listing.

Here’s how it works: the seller hires A-Pro to perform a Pre-Listing inspection, A-Pro completes the inspection, certifies it to the seller and guarantees the findings to the new buyer – thus, a Certified Pre-Owned home. The buyer no longer needs to pay for an inspection of their own, since they are already have a certified report.

How’s that for piece of mind!

9 Benefits of a Pre-Listing “Certified Pre-Owned Home”:

  • Helps you accurately price the home, which reduces time on market
  • Pre-Listings inspections is a proven concept to sell homes faster and for more money
  • Prevents unexpected issues from delaying or derailing a sale later on
  • The inspection is certified to the new buyer
  • Gives you time to get reasonable priced contractors or make repairs yourself
  • A-Pro inspections highlight positive aspects of a home for added selling points
  • Encourages buyer to waive inspection contingency (our guarantee passes to a buyer)
  • It may alert you of items of immediate concern (e.g. structural problem, etc).
  • Reduces liability by adding professional documentation to disclosure statement while passing liability to the insured inspector.


  • Professional reports help your home stand out among other properties
  • “Certified Pre-Owned Home” status provides a strong and marketable selling point in your MLS listing.


Any questions at all, just call our friendly East Long Island home inspection professionals at 631-604-2985.



Certifications acquired through home inspector training from InterNACHI
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