Are you set up for success in 2016? Join 2,500 real estate industry leaders Aug. 4-7, 2015, at Inman Connect in San Francisco. Get Connected with the people and ideas that will inspire you and take your business to new heights. Register today and save $100 with code Readers.


  • A marketing and real estate referral company has launched a program that offers sellers a free, upfront home inspection.
  • The company also matches sellers with Realtors, who pay a referral fee to help pay for the free inspection.
  • The seller’s only fee is the standard listing agreement fee for the sale of the property, which is due at closing.

Certified Pre-Owned Home (CPOH), a marketing and real estate referral company, has launched a new program that offers sellers a free, upfront home inspection — before buyers even get involved.

According to the Bradenton, Florida-based company, most homes require a home inspection, but they usually occur after a buyer makes an offer. Lisa Gray, CPOH’s project manager, said this process is “broken” and “the worst possible scenario for the both buyers and sellers, often resulting in last-minute price renegotiations, delayed home closings and inflated repair costs.”

To solve this problem and introduce more transparency into the home-selling process, CPOH has designed a three-pronged program comprising:

  • A free, upfront home inspection (a savings of up to $400).
  • A property inspection disclosure to provide to buyers prior to them making an offer, as well as signs stating the home has been inspected to display on “for sale” signs and online photos.
  • A statistical match to a consumer-ranked, third-party-verified Realtor.

The Realtor will have the highest list-to-sale-price ratio in the seller’s neighborhood, help price the property correctly and put conditions in place for a smooth sale.

The program will give buyers “a no-surprise home purchase, full disclosure of any and all potential repair costs, a quick sales process and peace of mind,” said CPOH founder Jim Morton.


“What people want from the homebuying and selling process in today’s world is transparency,” Morton said. “This makes that process a cleaner, more efficient, more trusted model. Buying and selling a home should be a positive experience for people. This system helps ensure that happens.”

CPOH is able to provide free inspections because it is paid a referral fee by the Realtor. The seller’s only fee is the standard listing agreement fee for the sale of the property, which is due at closing.

Email Amy Swinderman.

Show Comments Hide Comments


Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Inman Connect Las Vegas Memorial Day sale – 44% off exclusively for Select subscribers!Register Now To Save×
Limited Time Offer: Get 1 year of Inman Select for $199SUBSCRIBE×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription