A Pre-Listing Inspection is obtained by the seller either before or shortly after listing the property for sale.
Having an inspection at the time the property is listed allows the seller time to make repairs before they are picked up by the buyer’s inspection and used as negotiating points to bring the price down.
Buyer’s negotiate in thousands, not hundreds! Buyers typically expect a $2 to $3 reduction for every $1 worth of defects turned up by their inspector. Having an inspection can minimize price negotiations.
Essentially, the pre-listing inspection is the same as the buyer’s inspection.