Normally, the pre-listing inspection is performed before the home is listed on the market. This allows prospective buyers to see the condition of the home prior to negotiations being made. Having the inspection performed after negotiations can cause all kinds of issues on the part of the buyer, so it’s easy to see how this kind of inspection can benefit everyone involved.
The inspector will provide a typical inspection and create a report, and as the seller. The seller and real estate agent then review the report and/or overview for approval, and may choose to adjust the listing price or other factors.