A home inspection is a documented, professional opinion of a home, based on a visual, non-invasive evaluation and operational testing of the home’s systems & components to determine their current condition. Upon completion, we assure the inspection of and report on over 400 items in a detailed, color-coded, easy-to-read report with identifying pictures. It can be emailed as a PDF or provided via hard copy. This process allows you to make an educated decision on life’s largest PURCHASE or SALE without unexpected surprises.
A pre–listing inspection, which is paid for by the home seller or listing agent, provides a report as to the condition of the property and could expose any concerns that might compromise a sale. This process allows the seller/owner to be prepared for the potential buyer’s pre-purchase inspection. A pre-listing inspection can expedite the sale of a home by allowing the seller/owner/agent to remedy, or negotiate repairs without unexpected surprises, or last-minute delays before hitting the market. Typically, home inspections are paid for by the buyer and performed before closing the sale of the home. A pre-listing inspection is a valuable tool to stay in control of your sale and maximize profits.
A pre-purchase inspection is the same comprehensive inspection BUT it is provided exclusively for the buyer. This is the buyer’s opportunity to perform due diligence prior to closing as an additional protective measure. After the inspection is completed, you (the buyer) will have an opportunity to review the report, prepare a repair proposal (typically prepared by your realtor) and negotiate repairs and/or monetary compensation. In some cases, nothing is asked for and closing dates can be set.
A home inspector is often confused with an appraiser. A home inspector determines the condition of a structure, whereas an appraiser determines the value. A home inspector shall not cite or enforce building codes, as these codes change unannounced. (See your local code enforcement office for details.) A home inspection is not a warranty, but rather a snapshot of the condition of the home at the time of the inspection. ALL home inspectors are bound to the same code of ethics and state governing laws.
BENEFITS OF A PRE-PURCHASE OR PRE-SALE HOME INSPECTION FROM INSIGHT:
• We assure the inspection of and report on, over 400 items in a detailed, color-coded, easy to read report with identifying pictures. It can be emailed as a PDF or provided via hard copy.
• We deliver a detailed report to you within 24 hours of the inspection.
• We point out major and minor deficiencies to give you the complete picture of your (potential) new or existing home’s condition.
• We identify any major expenditures coming up so you can budget these potential expenses.
• We identify any potential safety hazards present.
• We show you how various systems work.
• We review and explain the conditions found.
WHAT DOES A PRE-PURCHASE OR PRE-SALE HOME INSPECTION COVER?
• External Conditions & Surfaces, Decks and Patios
• Roof, Chimney and Flashing, Attic, Insulation & Ventilation
• Plumbing & Electrical Systems
• Heating & Cooling Systems
• Foundations and Structural Components, Slabs & Floors
• Walls & Ceilings
• Garage, Walls & Driveway