Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The NEW way - Listing Consultations

Suppose I could consult with a seller on the condition of their home for FREE? Would that be something a seller and their agent might have interest in? I would think so. Well, I have done better than FREE.

Check this out!

Suppose an experienced professional home inspector could consult with the seller of a home to educate them on the condition of their home and how its condition might affect marketing of the property. How about what might happen when the buyer has it inspected.

Suppose the price could be reasonable.

Suppose the seller could get more than the cost back in savings on their repairs or on the home inspection on the home they are purchasing.


As a real estate agent, who deals with home inspections, you should understand the value of a pre-listing home inspection.

As a seller you may not understand how very important a pre-listing inspection and repairs and/or improvements may be for marketing your home in the shortest time at the best price. You may not understand what will occur when the buyer hires a home inspector to check out your home.

The problem is it is very difficult to overcome the hurdle of the cost of the inspection and repairs or improvements. For years I have been trying to come up with an alternative for an expensive pre-listing home inspection for those who simply can't comprehend the value of a pre-listing home inspection or are unwilling to pay the price.

Now I am offering "Listing Consultations". These are not home inspections! What I do is spend an hour with the homeowner/seller and conduct what I call a walk and talk. There will be NO REPORT associated with this service and it is the clients responsibility to make notes as we walk through their home. There will be a contract required making it very clear that this is not a home inspection. The goal is to educate the client about issues which may be addressed when the potential buyer has a home inspection on this home. I will also make recommendations that may make the home more presentable and competitive in the marketplace.

The cost of this service is $175.00 payable at the time of the consultation. Where does the "better than FREE" part come in?

As part of this service the client will have access to a 10% coupon from Lowe's Home Improvements for up to a total of $500.00 in potential savings as well as savings from additional vendors, arranged by Lowe's, for over $1500.00 in additional potential savings. The client will then be eligible to receive a 20% discount should they decided to conduct a pre-listing inspection on the home they are selling and a 20% discount on a pre-purchase inspection on the home they are purchasing. In essence, I am now able to offer this service in a way the client can potentially save much more than they pay. Is that not better than offering the service for FREE? You be the judge!

E-mail me the name, address, phone number and e-mail address for the party interested in this service to and I will make contact or call me at (336) 816-7756 and leave a message.

1 comment:

  1. Very good points are being covered in your blog. All the best.


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