Our home inspector will review the detailed report with you to make sure you understand everything in it and answer any remaining questions you may have.
A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed with an eye for effective seals, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning, and heating systems operated.
The inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), flush the toilets, and run the various mechanical components where safe to do so.
Throughout the process, we are taking notes on the condition and operation of the various components tested.
Upon completion, a detailed report will be distributed to you and to the realtors, upon your request.
Seller Certified Home Program (New Listing Inspections)
Pre-listing inspections are very good for the homeowner and realtor who would like to convey the premium status of a home upfront for any prospective purchaser, removing any doubts before they arise.
Also, too many sales are canceled at the last minute due to the buyer's shock at the "functional condition" of the home. The home may look fine, but with questionably serious technical, safety, or functional issues present. Our inspections focus on actual safety concerns, functional interoperability, and structural integrity of the home, not cosmetics.
Having the home inspected prior to placing it on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issues found in the inspection report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale on time. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner either can't make the repairs, or chooses not to. Disclosing the issues upfront and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often produce a higher net sales price for the owner in a timely fashion.
Investor Property Inspections
Includes multi-unit housing, retail space, warehousing or industrial space.
Investment property inspections are performed prior to purchase as well as periodically during ownership. Pre-purchase inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership to negotiate repairs or price adjustments. Such negotiations will reflect the condition of the property from an unbiased third party point of view. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs following a long term tenant's departure. Long term tenants will tend to neglect to mention needed repairs and/or abuse to the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems properly is the key to profitable ownership with the least confrontation.