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Ask us about our low price Punch List Appraisal Procut! We can provide you with a market value appraisal report and attach a list of suggested items which should be corrected, repaired or replaced prior to listing your home! Get your home in top listing condition and avoid potential delays and possible re-negotiations of your contract.

Get an accurate opinion of market value and a punch list before listing your home! 



Why Get a Home Inspection and/or an Appraisal Report as a Seller of Real Estate?

If you are selling a home in New York or Connecticut, you'll most likely get the highest price in the shortest time, if your home is in top condition and market ready!  Almost all sales contracts, including those in Westchester County and throughout New York State and Connecticut, include the condition that the contract is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory inspection and termite report. This is known as the inspection contingency. Some New York home buyers will have an inspection completed before the contract process even begins! Buyers in New York and Connecticut will insist on a professional home inspection performed by a licensed inspector they will hire. If the buyers inspector finds a problem, it can cause the buyer to get cold feet and the deal can often fall through. At best, surprise problems uncovered by the buyers inspector may cause delays in closing, and you may have to pay for repairs at the last minute, or take a lower price on your home.

Its better to pay for your own home inspection and appraisal report before putting your home on the market. Having a pre-listing home inspection (or punch list) done and having an expert opinion of market value will make the entire sale process easier. Find potential problems before the buyer does!

One of the key benefits of having the inspection done early, is that if there are any problems discovered that need to be repaired, you can have the repairs done on your own terms and on your own schedule. When a problem isn't found until the buyer has an inspection performed, the deal you've worked so hard to get done may fall apart unless you act quickly to get the repairs done. Or you may have to take a lower price, in order to keep the deal moving. In either case, youll almost certainly have more headache, and spend more money, than if youd known about the problem and had it repaired before negotiations began. You could save thousands by simply being able to shop around and get competitive bids from contractors, rather than being forced into paying for a rush job at the last minute. Another area where you can save money is in having flexibility to choose the materials used in repairs. Sales contracts usually specify repairs must be made using materials of comparable quality. By identifying needed repairs early, youll have the option to save money by using less expensive materials for the repairs.

You can also benefit from simply offering certain items as is. Often, you can negotiate with a buyer to accept items in the current condition by stipulating that they are reflected in the purchase price. But that same buyer may walk away from the deal if the conditions come as a surprise, after an offer has already been made. If the home is inspected and appraised before the house goes on the market you will be aware of the condition of the house and its market value before an offer is made. There won't be any surprises and the deal is far less likely to fall apart. It takes a lot of effort to get a sales agreement signed in the first place. If the inspection turns up problems, the buyer will want to negotiate a new deal and that second sales agreement is usually even harder to get done than the first one.

By having a pre-listing inspection done, you can identify problems early. Then either correct them or present them as is, assuring that the first offer you accept can move quickly and smoothly to closing without delays or costly surprises.

Call Christopher Greco for any of your New York Home Inspection or Appraisal needs. We specialize in Home Inspection in Westchester County, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Rockland and Putnam. For 15 years Christopher Greco has assisted home buyers, sellers, agents and attorneys! Call us today!