Selling a house can be a stressful process. You might think that adding a pre-listing inspection to your already long to-do list is just another task that adds to your stress.

However, the opposite is true.

A Pre-Listing Inspection Helps You Find Issues Before They Become Dealbreakers.

A buyer’s inspection could reveal issues with your home that can lead to even bigger problems. This could cause deals to fall through, large expenses to pop up out of nowhere, and extend the timeline of the entire process.

Besides finding any issues associated with the property, a pre-listing inspection can also reveal positive aspects of the home as well that you can then highlight to increase your home’s value and appeal to buyers.

‘Homes that have a pre-listing inspection sell faster and for more money.’ – Stephen Gladstone, past president, American Society of Home Inspectors

A pre-listing inspection puts you in the driver’s seat by providing you with key information that will help you market, list, and sell more quickly and economically.

Along with the information you’ll gain from the inspection, MKC always makes sure that our clients are the priority. We want you to feel secure and informed about your property, which means we put you and your needs first

You’ll be gaining a valuable asset in MKC: we will answer all of your questions and be your go-to resource long after the inspection is over.

You’re welcome to join us on inspection day to get a firsthand look at what we uncover, ask any questions, and look for specific feedback on certain areas of the property.

Still have questions? Call us today for a free consultation and we’d be glad to tell you more.


  • Exterior: Wall cladding, windows, doors, eaves, trims, decks, porches, entryways, steps, grading, and drainage
  • Roofing: Roof system, roof penetrations, roof drainage, and roof structure, chimney
  • Structure: Foundation, structural framing, floor, walls, ceiling framing, and roof framing
  • Heating and Air Conditioning: Furnace system, boiler system, HVAC system, ducts, vents, tanks, fuel supply system, and main fuel shutoff
  • Plumbing: Supply and waste piping, main supply shutoff, drains, traps, and vent piping
  • Electrical: Service entrance cable, meter area, grounding, main disconnect, main and sub panels, GFCI breakers and receptacles, AFCI breakers, switches, and exposed branch wiring
  • Interior: Walls, floors, ceilings, trim, windows, door, other cabinetry, and all interior components
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, oven range, other miscellaneous permanently installed appliances and components



Pre-Listing Inspection FAQs

Still have questions? Check below to see if we’ve answered them. If not, check out our FAQ page or reach out to us.

How long does a pre-listing inspection take?

Most inspections take between 2 to 4 hours. The time it takes to conduct a home inspection depends on the size, type, and how much of the construction is complete. We take as much time necessary to fully and completely inspect the property.

Do sellers have to fix everything that you find during the pre-listing inspection?

No. Sellers are not required by law to fix anything observed in the Home Inspection report, except anything that is in violation of law or other MA regulations.

I see on my report that something needs "further investigation" beyond this inspection. What does that mean?

This comment was made in the report because the extent of the damage is not known or could not be determined, the area was not accessible, or specialized expertise is required because this item is beyond the scope of the home inspection.

Further investigations should be done by an appropriate and experienced specialist in that specific area. We indicate in our reports will indicate which type of specialist is required, or which systems need to be activated or completed so that they may be inspected or tested.e

What will my inspection report look like?

Our interactive sample report will show you everything we cover in our inspections.


Contact MKC Associates today to schedule home inspection services in Greater Boston and Central Massachusetts.

Buyers Home Inspection

Buyer’s Inspection

Buying a home is likely one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. That’s why it’s so crucial that buyers understand exactly what they’re getting into. During a buyer’s inspection, we form a close partnership with the buyer. We’ll be your guide as we explain any property defects or issues we uncover. We’ll also answer any questions you have.

Pre Listing Inspection

Pre-Listing Inspection

If you’re selling a home or property, it’s a good idea to have it inspected before it’s listed. Houses with a pre-listing inspection are more attractive to potential buyers. Pre-listing inspections give sellers the chance to work with us to uncover issues or necessary repairs. We’ll also give you our expert recommendations on what repairs to make before showing the property.

New Construction Inspection

New Construction HOME Inspection

Before the final walk-through with the builder, a new home should undergo a new construction home inspection. We thoroughly search the home for building defects and anything that may have been overlooked during construction. This allows the builder to better prepare the home for its walk-through, which results in an easier and smoother move-in experience.

11 Month Warranty Inspection

ONE YEAR HOME Warranty Inspection

Many newly constructed homes are sold along with a 12-month builder’s warranty that covers the cost of repairs associated with constructional defects. During a one year home warranty inspection, we help homeowners identify the repairs they should request before their warranty expires. This prevents you from becoming financially responsible for problems that should fall to the original builder.

Re Inspection


After a buyer’s home inspection, the buyer and seller of a home will come to an agreement about what repairs should be made before closing. Once those repairs are made, a re-inspection can be performed in order to ensure all agreements were honored and that the necessary repairs were made.

Commercial Building Inspection

Commercial Building Inspection

During a commercial property inspection, we help buyers of commercial buildings better understand their potential new property before making the final purchase. Just like our home inspection services, we make sure that our commercial inspections are thorough and backed by our experienced and dedicated inspectors. We provide you with a detailed report that clearly breaks down our findings and recommendations.


Contact MKC Associates today to schedule home inspection services in the Greater Boston area.

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