More Competitive Bids: For many sellers, a bidder who has waived the home inspection is looked upon more favorably—even if the offer is less than competing bids. Imagine if buyers didn’t have to consider the home inspection contingency clause when bidding on a listing?
By having a pre-listing inspection done, buyers can give their best offers without lowering the price they are willing to pay based on their decision to waive the home inspection.
More potential buyers who want to be competitive in this seller’s market but refuse to waive a home inspection will be able to place their bids with confidence.
Further protection for the buyer comes in the form of A-Pro’s 120-day “If We Don’t Report It, We Repair It” guarantee that is transferable from the seller to the buyer.
The result: an increased number of competitive offers for the seller to consider, regardless of market conditions. Even in a buyer’s market, a Certified Pre-Owned Home Inspection makes a valuable disclosure tool, in addition to helping homes sell faster and at a higher price.
Zero Upfront Costs: A-Pro is so confident in our Certified Pre-Owned program that we’re offering a bill-at-settlement option, which means zero upfront costs to your seller (or to you if you pay for the pre-listing inspection).
$250 Travel Savings Voucher: A-Pro gives your selling and buying clients a complimentary $250 Privileges American Express Travel Savings Voucher when they book a complete home inspection. They can use it for travel purchases with the Privileges program. Let your clients know about our offer so they mention it when scheduling their home inspection. Click here for terms and conditions.
A-Pro’s Verbal “Walk and Talk” Program Offers Another Option for Buying Clients
While a complete home inspection is always recommended, A-Pro has an alternative called our “Walk and Talk” program. This provides buyers with some peace of mind before bidding on a property and waiving the home inspection contingency. Here’s how it works:
Schedule one of our inspectors to meet you and your client when you tour the home.
During the showing (typically 30 to 60 minutes), the inspector will provide a verbal consultation of what they see when walking through the property.
Performed at a reduced price, this walk-through is not a home inspection—just a verbal consultation to identify any red flags and verify the age of mechanical systems if possible (HVAC, water heater, etc.). It does not include walking on the roof, running water, and other checks normally done during a 500-point A-Pro home inspection. There is no warranty and guarantee, and the inspector assumes no liability. In some cases, the buyers may still want to have a full home inspection performed after settlement so they can be prepared and budget for repairs.