What if the buyer wants their own inspection?
That is fine, but unnecessary because the A-Pro report is guaranteed to the new home-buyer, thereby eliminating the need for an inspection (especially one with no comparable guarantees). The guarantee is transferred after the walk-through.
What is the time frame for the completion of the summary reports?
Typically, turn-around time is in 2 to 3 business days after the original inspection. The day after the inspection we send you an e-mail, which gives you a chance to review the summary report material before we print the final copies. After you review the material and provide authorization, we print and deliver the summaries.
What if I need the summary reports sooner?
Depending on the seller’s location, a faster turn-around time may be possible. The CHI Inspector can advise you on this matter.
How are the summaries delivered to me?
We courier the summaries to the destination you designate. Typically we use Priority Mail.
What if I would like to request more than 50 copies of the summary report?
No problem. We can provide up to 20 extras at our cost.
What if I would like to use my own picture(s) for the front page of the summary?
Again, no problem. You merely e-mail any picture(s) to us. The pictures must be at least 150dpi, 800×600 pixels, and no more than 300kb each. Questions about sending, or picture type(s)? Just contact us.
Question: What if I would like to use your picture(s) on my website, listing, etc.?
Many agents have used our pictures on their MLS listings. Just let us know, and we’ll e-mail you any photos we have of the property… at no charge.
What if I want to take the A-Pro reference book with me when I leave the property?
Since the book is useful only to the buyer, you should leave it behind at the home. You will get a new copy of the A-Pro reference book when we inspect your next home. If for any reason you should want a book before then, it’s available for $45.
What about my privacy?
Since the report is being used to market your home, as part of the inspection agreement with A-Pro, you have implicitly consented to make public the report details.
What if a prospective buyer wants to get a walk-through inspection before buying the property?
This is available for a fee of approximately $150. The buyer cannot take the A-Pro reference book with the full report inside, because it is still on display at the home. Prospective buyers who purchase the walk-through may purchase a copy of the A-Pro reference book for an additional $75, if desired. (Remember though, that the buyer will receive the copy on display in the home, when he or she buys the property.)
If the new homebuyer has the $150 walk-through completed, does the liability of the report get transferred into the new buyer’s name?
Yes. When you have our walk-through inspection, the new home-buyer becomes our client, and as such, the transfer of liability gets put into your name.
What if I have repairs or improvements done after the original Pre-Listing Inspection? Can we record these repairs/ improvements on the summaries and A-Pro reference book report?
Most sellers address these repairs and/or improvements with any buyers by including the work order receipts with the report and summaries. This is the fastest way to include the updates. For us to note the repairs/improvements on the summaries and A-Pro report, we have to revisit the property and make our updates. There is a small fee involved for this update (please call us for further information). We are then able to update the summaries and report.
The Experts Take Notice
“…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, a broker in Newport News, Va., says her firm pays for a pre-listing inspection for all her sellers.
“It’s fair to say that is the reason our listings sell 30 percent 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
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