Negotiating is one of the most important facets of the home buying experience.
A thorough home inspection report provides the buyer with the necessary information to tactfully negotiate with the seller.
On the other-hand, if you're the seller, performing a pre-listing home inspection can help highlight unknown defects within the home. These defects will inevitably be used as negotiating chips by the buyer, they may also slow down the deal. A pre-listing inspection followed with necessary repairs will increase the value of the home and speed up the sale considerably.
The following article by ForSaleByOwner provides some great negotiating advice:
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Thomas O'Dwyer, PE