A pre-listing inspection, which is paid for by the home seller or listing agent, provides a written report as to the condition of the property. It could uncover any concerns that might compromise a sale. Usually, home inspections are paid for by the buyer and performed before closing the sale of the home, during the Due Diligence period. By moving the inspection to the beginning of the sales cycle, sellers are able to shorten the process by removing obstacles before they can interfere with a potential sale. By correcting all major defects to a property, the seller is able to maximize their return on investment. Sellers who obtain a pre-listing inspection also reduce the likelihood of deals falling apart the way they sometimes do when a buyer's inspection unexpectedly reveals problems at the last minute. Another great advantage to Pre-Listing inspections is in the marketing of the home. Homes with pre-listing inspections and appropriate repairs also qualify for the "Move-In Ready" Certification. As a bonus, PLAN Inspections will provide a yard sign to accompany the Realtor's yard sign to show that the home is "Move-In Certified".