Eventually, your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways, such as:
- It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical and neutral third party.
- It alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
- It may alert you to items of immediate concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.
- It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that …
- Defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
- You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.
- It helps you to price your home realistically.
- It may relieve prospects’ concerns and suspicions.
- It may encourage the buyer to waive his inspection contingency.
- It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
Never hire an inspector who is not a member of InterNACHI, which provides the most trusted and rigorous training for inspectors in the industry.
Copies of the inspection report, along with receipts for any repairs, should be made available to potential buyers.
Brasfield Home Inspection has extensive experience with pre-listing inspections. We would be happy to discuss the benefits with you further and answer any questions you may have.
If you’re like most people I’ve encountered, you don’t give too much thought to your roof drainage system. In this post, we’ll talk about rain gutters and the importance of proper installation.
Most people think rain gutters serve one of two purposes:
- To prevent rain from dumping off the roof and onto your head when going outside;
- To prevent your flowers from being washed away.
The fact is, rain gutters are actually a crucial component of the roof drainage system. They assist with shedding water and routing it away from the foundation.
Like any other system of the home, proper installation is key to extending the life of this system. Here’s a great article on proper installation.
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Owning a house, a condo, a townhouse or an apartment is one of the most rewarding things in life. Home ownership is about much more than just having a place to store your things. It’s about having the freedom to create a home. YOUR home. It’s an exciting time in life, whether this is your first home or your tenth. One of the most common questions clients ask me after reviewing the home inspection report is how often they should perform the routine maintenance items I’ve outlined for them. To help, I’ve created a very easy guide (attached to this post) to help with that. I’ve also left some blank spaces for you to fill in with your own items, as every home has its own specific needs.
Love your house, and it will become your home.