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Additional Home Inspection Services

Investor Property Inspections

Includes Multi-Unit Housing

Investor property inspections are performed prior to purchase as well as periodically during ownership. Pre-purchase inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership to negotiate repairs or price adjustments which reflect the condition of the property. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs following say a long term tenant's departure. Long-term tenants sometimes neglect to mention repairs and/or abuse the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems early is the key to profitable ownership.

Seller Certified Home Program (Pre-Listing Inspections)

Listing inspections are very good for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer's shock at the "functional condition" of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner's knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can't make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.

Below are listed some helpful tips to help homeowners or potential homeowners to gain the most from their inspection.
  1. Confirm that water, electric and gas service are on, with gas pilot lights burning.
  2. Tell your inspector about or remove any pets that might hinder the inspection.
  3. Replace burned out bulbs to avoid a report that may suggest an electrical problem.
  4. Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace dead batteries.
  5. Clean or replace dirty HVAC air filters.
  6. Remove stored items, debris and wood from foundation. These may be cited as "conducive conditions" for termites.
  7. Remove items blocking access to HVAC equipment, electric service panels, water heaters, attics, and crawl spaces.
  8. Unlock areas the inspector must access attic doors or hatches, electric service panels, closets, fence gates and crawl spaces.
  9. Trim tree limbs too close to the roof and shrubs too close the house to allow access.
  10. Replace broken or missing items like doorknobs, locks and latches; windows, screens; gutters, downspouts and chimney caps.
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