A Pre-Listing home inspection is an inspection performed for a Seller usually prior to (but not always) the seller putting a home on the market. It gives the seller the opportunity to identify problem areas in advance, compare repair bids, make repairs and choose a contractor without the pressure normally associated with closing on a property.
Sellers can also use the home inspection report as source for full disclosure. By stating the known defects along with contractor quotes for optional items, you can adjust the selling price to reflect the actual repair costs and limit further price negotiations.
As a seller you have taken an active role to ensure that you are negotiating from a position of knowledge. Buyers also benefit from knowing an unbiased third party has inspected the home. They can make an offer from an informed vantage point, feeling confident the building/home is safe.