“Why a Pre Home Inspection checklist? After all, it’s the Inspector's responsibility”. A pre-home inspection is not a substitute for a full home inspection. It’s just a list to help sellers and agents prepare the home for a better home inspection report. So, our best response to the questions is, “It comes down to money”. Sellers who prepare for a home inspection, typically get a better price. By the time a buyer hires a home inspector, they are very interested in purchasing the property and home. Home Inspection reports look more impressive when there are less items to fix or repair. In fact, when a home has less deficiencies, inspectors start to report more on items that are functioning properly (they want the buyer to feel like they’re getting their monies worth). For instance, on typical home report, the inspector may not comment on smoke detectors, but on a home with little problems the inspector may comment that all smoke detectors were checked using the push button method. (Arizona Standards for Home Inspectors do not require home inspectors to check smoke detectors; however, many of them do). When buyers see positives, they get more excited about the purchase, which comes down to a quicker sale and keeps the price closer to the seller’s asking price.