Merc News Q&A: Why is Our Listing 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.

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