Allow Pre-inspections or Not?


Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about whether sellers should allow potential buyers to pre-inspect their home prior to making their offer. The real estate market in Seattle is very competitive for buyers right now as there are significantly more buyers in the market than available listings. Many sellers are waiting about a week before reviewing offers which allows buyers the time to pre-inspect the home if they choose. Should a seller not allow any pre-inspections of their home? This is a good conversation to have with your agent if you are about to put your home on the market. If you have any comments or questions, please send an email to [email protected] or visit