What is a Home Inspection

Inspections

  • Buyer’s Pre-Purchase
  • Seller’s Pre-Listing
  • New Construction / Warranty
  • Safety / Maintenance
  • Multi Unit / Investor Property

Features & Benefits

An inspection gives the client an understanding of the house’s condition, good and bad. Education is enpowerment, and helps to comfort doubts and eliminate surprises. Buyers know what they can expect, budget for and better research contactors and materials.


Seller’s Pre-Listing Inspection

  1. It allows you to evaluate your house through the eyes of an objective third party. How will a prospective buyer see your home? How can you maximize that critical first impression? It helps you to set the price for your house realistically and gives you the ability to maximize the sale price. So many homes do not sell simply because the owner has no objective way of knowing what it is really worth to a potential buyer
  2. It permits you to make some, or all, of the needed repairs ahead of time so that defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks later. You will have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified, without having to scramble to meet a purchase contract imposed time frame.
    It may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency
  3. It may alert you of items of immediate personal concern, such as asbestos, or active termite infestation. It will relieve the prospective buyer’s concerns and suspicions
  4. It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement

Buyer’s Pre-Purchase Inspection.

  1. Provides the buyer with an understanding of the house’s condition
  2. May help to discover items that the seller was not even aware of
  3. Allows buyers to more realistically approach the purchase
  4. Helps buyers to budget for repairs and maintenance
  5. Educates first time, and even seasoned buyers, about houses, their systems and components and the proper “care and feeding” of a home
  6. Leads to better upkeep, regular maintenance and smarter decisions in improvements
  7. Contributes to better housing stock in the community
  8. Knowledge is power!


New Construction Inspection

  1. The whole housing paradigm is changing
  2. Fewer big new housing developments and more tear-down and build up houses
  3. Small builders who build 3 to 4 houses a year
  4. New, inexperienced general contractors
  5. Less expensive and experienced labor pool
  6. New materials and technologies
  7. Wide difference in building codes between different municipalities

New Construction Warranty

  1. No more arguing and disputing over what is covered by the warranty and what is normal wear and tear
  2. Client has a legally enforceable defect report based upon state standards and practices
  3. Inexpensive fixes are the rule. Most warranty defects are easily fixed
  4. The inspector can help in this process
  5. The inspector can act as a mediator between builder and owner

Rental Property Security Deposit Inspection

  1. Creates a legally binding report of the condition of the rental property before and after the lease
  2. No more arguing about what is whose responsibility
  3. Protects both parties with an objective and experienced professional presence
  4. Provides unbiased, expert testimony in court disputes

Maintenance / Safety Inspection

  1. Guides the client in the best and most cost effective way to maintain their house
  2. Provides an expert and unbiased resource in choosing contractors, materials and techniques
  3. Helps to identify small defects before they become large and expensive
  4. Provides piece of mind with regards to safety issues. Furnace, Water Heater, Fire, Pests, Radon, Water Damage, etc

Commercial Property Inspections

  1. Just as with a residential inspection, provides the buyer and seller with a complete and accurate picture of the properties condition
  2. Protects the properties integrity and value
  3. Commercial Property is more expensive, both to purchase and maintain, therefore commercial buyers want extra assurance as to the condition of the property