HomePro provides accurate home inspections by knowledgeable inspectors.
Types of Inspections
All houses have their strengths as well as their weak points. They are not always what they seem.
The home inspection is an opportunity to gain the perspectives homebuyers need with the home buying process. HomePro inspectors work through an extensive list of potential items to help identify the major and minor concerns in a home.
The home inspection is a visual, non-intrusive evaluation of accessible systems and components in the home, including:
• Structural elements (foundation, framing)
• Electrical components (panel, visible wiring, fixtures)
• Plumbing systems (supply and waste piping, fixtures, water heaters)
• Heating and Air Conditioning
• Basement and Crawlspace (signs of moisture penetration)
• Kitchen (Appliances)
• Interior finishings and attics
• Exterior siding, roofing, gutters, grading, walks, decks)
The inspection report should also do the following:
• Place problems in their proper perspective (major vs. minor)
• Explain concerns in language you can understand
• Help you determine what needs to be done to correct the condition
• Help you calculate the potential cost of replacement, repair or upgrade
• Establish a routine maintenance program for the home
One way home sellers can prepare for the sale is to have their own inspection performed before putting the home on the market. A pre-listing inspection can make the entire home sale process easier and less stressful.
The inspector can point out problems that are likely to affect the sale of the home, allowing the home owner to correct them in advance at their schedule. The buyer’s perception of your home is also greatly enhanced when there are few “major” problems found during their inspection.
The owner may wish to disclose the items “as is” and let the buyer know that the cost to correct or upgrade the items have already been reflected in the purchase price thereby alleviating last minute “renegotiations”. Otherwise, you can count on the buyer’s inspector finding them, often causing delays and frequently costing you more money and headaches.
Being prepared can make the entire process of selling your home easier and much more pleasant for everybody concerned.