You’ve decided to put your Rhode Island home on the market. This is exciting, but it can be stressful. Will I get the amount I want for my home? Will the buyer try to bring down the price based on his home inspection?

If you’ve decided to hire me for your pre-listing inspection, I will help avoid some of these issues.

When (or before) your house goes on the market, I’ll come by and help you prepare your home for the sale, and the buyers inspection. As a home inspector, I know what inspectors look for, and what course of action you should take. It is important that you understand that this service is identical to the buyers inspection, only for a different purpose.

If there are issues that require a contractor, I can provide you with the names of quality contractors who I know and trust.

There may be an issue too large or too costly to repair. You, your realtor, and I can discuss the benefit of simply listing it as a disclosure, or setting aside funds in escrow for the repair item. Disclosing the defect isn’t always a bad idea. It, in effect, says “I know the home has this defect, I listed the home at this price and have taken into account the defects listed.” That pretty much removes the opportunity for the buyer to later ask you for a concession based on the defect or condition previously disclosed.

If the home is in good condition, with no major deficiencies or safety concerns, I can certify it as “Move In Certified™”. This is a great marketing tool to get higher offers on your home and have a smoother sale.

I can help you find a realtor, if you haven’t chosen one at this point.

I can help you get in touch with a mortgage broker or closing attorney if your realtor hasn’t helped you already.

I will answer my phone for support of inspection response questions from the buyers inspection.

Lastly, you will become a client for life, my services continue after your home closing.