Q. Who needs a home inspection?
A. Buyers and sellers. If you’re buying a home, pre-owned or new, an inspection tells you the condition of the property. That way, there are no surprises after you close on the home.
If you purchased a new home and it still has a warranty from the builder, it’s a good idea to have a home inspection before it expires. It’s a rare case that even a new home doesn’t have some problems that were overlooked by the builder. Those repairs or corrections easily exceed the cost of an inspection. If you catch them prior to warranty expiration, your warranty should cover them.
Sellers benefit by knowing the condition of their home before they place it on the market. Then, any needed repairs can be made prior to listing. A sellers inspection can also be used as a comparison to what the buyer’s inspector finds.
Q. How long does a inspection take?
A. Anywhere from two to four hours depending on the condition of the property, the number of services you’ve requested and the size of the home. It takes time to perform a thorough inspection of the entire property and I pay attention to the details.
Q. What type of report do I receive?
A. You’ll receive your report access via e-mail which will provide you with a link and password to allow access to your report on our secure report website. If you prefer you may request a hard copy of your report at an additional fee. We also provide photos of any areas of concern and we include them in the report. Every item we inspect on the property is addressed in the report.
Q. Should my Realtor receive a copy of your report?
A. Yes. Your REALTOR* can assist you in determining if any items in the report are significant enough to warrant re-negotiation with the seller. Having your REALTOR* review the report also insures that you both are “on the same page” at the closing.
Q. Should I be present for the home inspection?
A. Yes, we encourage you to plan to attend the inspection. There are always items in the inspection that can best be explained on-site. We will include them in the report of course, but your presence at the property always makes it easier for you to understand important information about the property.
Q. Are you available to answer questions about the property or report after I close and move into the home?
A. Yes, we will be happy to assist you any way we can in clarifying the information we present in the report. Even after you’ve moved in and settled down to enjoy your new home. We’re always available to you, for as long as you own the home, to offer unbiased advice and recommendations.
Q. Does a newly constructed home need an Inspection?
A. Absolutely. A professional inspection of a new home is important. We can spot potential problems early, while they are still easy to correct.
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