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A pre-listing home inspection comes with 50 copies of a pre-listing summary report that has a couple of pictures



Dan Brown RHI

Doc #: 12345 Client Name: Mr. Seller

Dwelling Address: 2468 Main Street, Chilliwack Inspector: Dan Brown RHI

This Summary Report is designed to assist the reader as an overview of the full report. We will not be held liable for any omissions on this report.


09. Vapor Barrier (under concrete) The moisture content of the slab indicates that there is no plastic barrier under the concrete

slab. This condition is typical for homes of this age and generally presents no problems

other than a slightly colder floor.

Site Conditions/Exterior Drainage

11.25. Grade/Slope The lot slopes towards the house on the back and north sides. Re-grade the soil around

these parts of the lot to divert surface water away from the foundation.

Entrances, Porches, Steps & Decks

40. Entrance Note: Cracked/broken tiles at entrance.

Exterior Walls & Systems

50b. Exterior Finish Vinyl siding. Probably the lowest maintenance home cladding available on the market


Minor expansion/shrinkage movement requires re-adjustment.


177. Smoke Detectors Hazardous. Not present. Recommend adding smoke detectors

of the home on the front, and the summary on the back.











Seller inspections, sometimes referred to as pre-listing inspections, are becoming more popular because they eliminate many of the pitfalls and hassles associated with waiting to do the home inspection until a buyer is found.

Often minor deficiencies can be fixed or corrected that if left undone may have had a negative influence on the buyer's decision to place an offer on the home.

On the downside, discovery of major deficiencies may be difficult for the owner to accept. But at least having this knowledge will allow the owner to either correct the problems or be prepared to negotiate.

What about the furnace and air conditioning? How old are they and what is their condition and the last time they were serviced? These are two areas a qualified home inspector would point out.

Once the inspection has been done, the seller will have the report available for review by the potential buyers. Seller inspections are arranged and paid for by the seller, usually just before the home goes on the market but, can also be done after the house is listed, especially when the seller is concerned that they haven't received any offers.

The inspection is a win-win-win for everyone. Advantages to the seller:

Advantages to the real estate agent:

Advantages to the home buyer:

As mentioned in recent articles, anyone buying or selling a home today needs to understand the importance of having a home inspection performed by a qualified home inspector and not by someone just claiming to be one or by price.

A qualified home inspector must meet certain education, experience and professional development standards each year in order to maintain their membership with a professional organization.

You should review the following websites for the requirements for membership as well as a listing of registered members: www.CAHPI.BC.CA