For the client that is getting ready to put their home on the market, I would strongly recommend that you have me inspect your home before you list it. This can give you, the seller, a list of items that a prospective buyer's home inspector may find and include in their report to the buyer. With this information, the seller may opt to have some or all of the items that may need to be repaired done prior to listing it. By doing so, there may be less negotiating required between buyer and seller as to what to have repaired or what the buyer may want to get a credit for, often at an amount larger than what it would have cost you, the seller, to have it done earlier. It also gives you a chance to find a professional to perform the work needed at a reasonable price rather than being pressured into having a repair done quickly.