Before you put your property on the market, you may want to seriously consider the benefits of having it inspected by a certified home inspector. Without a doubt, this is the best time for a home inspection for all involved. All too often, a home inspection is performed as a final contingency of a sale with little time to absorb its impact. Any reported deficiencies at this time of high emotional stress can easily be blown out of proportion causing an over reaction which can result in a failed sale. People are far more receptive to such deficiencies when they are disclosed to them up front, perhaps even while they are viewing the home for the first time. In addition, benefits to a seller are fewer renegotiations, less surprises, a better selling price, less likely litigation for improper disclosure and an increased chance that the escrow will close. Having a pre-sale inspection given to a buyer does not remove the buyer’s responsibility to perform their own due diligence and have their own inspection of the property.