In real estate meccas like San Francisco, pre-inspections are practically a prerequisite for any listing. Buyers have the luxury of knowing the general condition of the property before making an offer. Wouldn't knowing if a house had $50,000 worth of foundation work make a difference in a buyer's price? This shouldn't be a luxury; it should be a basic requirement. In many parts of the country, buyers do not even get the seller's disclosures until after they get into contract, much less any inspections! Tsk, tsk!
Hopefully Clear House is part of a larger trend in the real estate industry, where both buyers & sellers are apprised of a property's condition from the get-go. Pre-inspections can save everyone a lot of heartache & painful negotiations mid-escrow. They allow the seller to repair (or at the least disclose) defects and they put the buyers on notice of what to expect in their purchase.
Check out how it works below! Thanks for the heads up Adam! Good luck!