A pre-listing inspection is arranged by the sellers prior to listing their home. The biggest advantage to a pre-listing inspection is the ability to pinpoint key issues or repairs before the house goes on the market. Often, leaving the inspection up to the buyers inspection can decrease the sellers asking price, or kill the deal entirely. Most buyers do not know how much things cost to repair, and for every defect detected, the buyers may triple the actual cost of the repair to the sellers. It’s simple: by knowing the potential issues or repairs ahead of time, sellers can choose to fix it themselves and potentially save money.