Selling a Home (Pre-listing inspection)
Home Inspection (Selling) ♦ Sell your home faster and for more money
This is an excellent method of identifying items that may negatively impact selling your home. It allows you to either correct the deficiencies, or adjust the price and sell it as a known deficiency. This will also remove the last minute struggle to get repair quotes. It involves a detailed examination of the home specifically paying attention to Roofing, Exterior, Structure, Insulation, Ventilation, Heating, Cooling, Electrical, Plumbing and Interior. It is intended to identify major deficiencies (over $1500) as well as maintenance items that need attention.
Selling a home is a very stressful time
Dealing with lawyers, realtors, city, taxes, purchase offers, inspections, moving, etc.
The last thing you want is to have the sale of your house fall apart because something unexpected shows up in the buyer's home inspection.
A pre-listing inspection can help solve these issues ♦ The sale of your house is less likely to fall apart at the last minute
♦ Relieves pressure from hurrying around at the last minute to get repair estimates,
♦ Alleviates disagreements about how the much the price should be adjusted down
♦ Lightens negotiations and last minute renegotiations
♦ May lead to purchaser waiving their home inspection
♦ Last minute price reduction of potentially thousands of dollars
A home inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of a home. It involves crawling around/under/in; decks, trees, crawlspaces, attics, sump pumps, closets, basements, roofs, garages, furnaces, kitchens, hot water tanks, bedrooms, etc using a variety of specialized tools; moisture meters, thermal imaging cameras, voltage checkers, GFCI testers, etc and organizing this into a clear concise report for you that is easy to understand. It is intended to identify major deficiencies (over $1500) as well as maintenance items that need attention. It is an excellent learning experience to attend with your home inspector.
I conduct my inspections using InterNACHI standards of practice, you can find these standards at www.nachi.org/sop.htm .
Below is a list of some of the items that I check:
♦ Roof, vents, flashings and trim;
♦ Gutters and downspouts;
♦ Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations;
♦ Decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings;
♦ Eaves, soffit and fascia;
♦ Grading and drainage;
♦ Basement, foundation and crawlspace;
♦ Water penetration and foundation movement;
♦ Heating systems;
♦ Cooling systems;
♦ Main water shut-off valves;
♦ Water heating system;
♦ Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets;
♦ Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats;
♦ Electrical service line and meter box;
♦ Main disconnect and service amperage;
♦ Electrical panels, breakers and fuses;
♦ Grounding and bonding;
♦ GFCIs and AFCIs;
♦ Fireplace damper door and hearth;
♦ Insulation and ventilation;
♦ Garage doors, safety sensors and openers;
♦ and more