Another Q&A from the San Jose Mercury News: Why is Our Broker Insisting on Pre-Sale Inspections?

Pat Kapowich for the San Jose Mercury News

Q: I thought buyers paid for inspections, why does my listing agent
keep insisting on us paying for seller inspections?


A: Your astute agent knows your home will sell better and faster with
a full disclose package, which includes inspections. Moreover, pre-sale
inspections also tend to keep a seller out of legal disputes.

by Pat Kapowich, owns Kapowich
Real Estate in Sunnyvale. E-mail questions to him at

Excerpted from the San Jose Mercury News, SJMN

Market Wise Column
Saturday, March 1, 2008