Attention Home Seller,
A pre sale inspections includes the same thorough investigation of the property as in a pre purchase inspection. The major difference being that the seller is our client. The identical type of written report is provided. This report however is now used as a tool to assist in the merchandising of your property. In addition to the service, the inspector will, if required, suggest some cosmetic improvements which are normally minor and could enhance the opportunity to make your property more attractive in a competitive market and possibly increase the value received. The report is left within the home for easy access by a potential purchaser. The major advantage of this inspection will be the increased confidence buyers will feel after reading the report.
FACT: In a recent survey of Realtors, 84% of the Realtors stated "when repairs need to be completed between the contract date and the closing date, sellers are not able to shop contractors and have to settle for those who are available to do the work. In the same survey, 72% of Realtors believe sellers pay a premium price for repairs in order to get them completed before closing.
FACT: In our business we hear horror stories of people who have moved out of their home and started the process of relocating only to have a deal fall through at the last minute due to some type conflict with the buyer over repairs. The buyer can avoid a lot of headaches and save money in the long run by having the home pre-inspected.
Please give us a call if you want to avoid all those last minute headaches associated with selling your home. Of course, we would also be happy to assist you with the purchase of your new residence.
Sellers' checklist for a smooth home inspection.
We at Advanced Inspections TM Inc. understand that many times the inspection process is time sensitive and essential for an expedient closing. That is why we have prepared this pre-inspection check list so that we can do our job efficiently. First, we would like to answer some of the commonly asked questions about our service:
What is a home inspection? We are a real estate support service that evaluates the overall structural, mechanical and electrical condition of the home. We examine nearly all visible construction components and evaluate whether these items are still serviceable. We make notations of items that may need attention to help preserve their long term integrity. We also give our client helpful advice on general home maintenance.
Is this a code compliance inspection? No. Many homes were built before codes were ever established. When codes were established, many counties adopted ( enforced ) their own version of these building codes. It would be impossible to verify the governing code for every time period in every county and make a compliance type inspection. We only make code comparisons to current building standards and any safety related items. (examples : picket spacing too far apart on a balcony handrail or the absence of a smoke detector )
PRE-INSPECTION CHECK LIST:
1. Confirm that all utilities are on and pilot flames ignited.
2. Please provide keys for all doors & gates.
3. Please make sure that all domestic animals are secured.
4. Clear access to Electrical panel box, attic, & crawlspace
--Change or clean dirty A/C filters.
--Clean range exhaust filter if there is a greasy build up - fire hazard.
--Check batteries in smoke detector.
--Free windows that have been painted shut.
--Replace torn weather stripping around exterior doors.
--Replace any missing switch or receptacle covers.
--Clean gutters and down spouts.
--Trim back any tree limbs that may be touching the roof or house.
--Keep foundation vents open except during frigid or extreme humid weather.
--Have your HVAC system serviced if it has been over a year since the last service.
--Call your local inspector if you have any questions about how to prepare your house for inspection.