Pre-Listing

Seller's home Inspection

A home inspection is most often done by a buyer, but you as the seller have a lot riding on this too. Don’t get caught by surprise if a home inspector hired by a prospective buyer finds serious problems. You live in the home, so you know it very well. However, we’re trained to identify defects that you might not notice, and which might discourage a buyer. We respect your time and your property, and will treat it as our own. After doing your seller’s home inspection and correcting any defects, you can market the house as Move-In Certified®, which can give buyers added confidence. doing 

put your best foot forward with a seller's home inspection

As the seller, you can market your Move-In Certified® home as pre-inspected, which means that you can tell buyers that the major systems are not in need of immediate repair or replacement, and there are no known safety hazards. A Move-In Certified® Seller Inspection informs you of any defects or problems with your home.

Just like a buyer’s inspection, a seller’s inspection can unearth some unknown surprises for you. You need to know about these problems before prospective buyers, who will bring their own home inspector, discover them. You can then take the time you need to get repair estimates, and even correct the defects.

Show your prospective buyers that you’re acting in good faith. A pre-listing inspection can help you avoid last minute negotiations and delays, protect your investment, and maximize your sale price.

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What Is included in a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual, non-invasive examination of a home. Though there are parts of the house that cannot be checked, like plumbing and wiring in walls, we use state-of-the-art equipment and software to see and document as much as possible. 

All of our inspections follow this basic format, using our 101-point checklistWe follow the InterNACHI Standards of Practice to give you the highest quality inspection.

Areas we inspect:

Roof

Roof-coverings, gutters and downspouts, flashing, vents, chimney; other visible roof components.

Exterior

Wall coverings, soffits, windows, doors, walkways & driveways, porches, railings, grounds; other visible components.

Foundation

The foundation, basement, crawlspace, and visible structural components.

Interior

Doors, windows; floors, walls, ceilings; steps, railings, other visible components.

Attic & Insulation

Insulation and ventilation in attics, crawlspaces & foundation; exhaust systems.​

Fireplace

Lintels; dampers, cleanouts, other accessible and visible parts of the fireplaces and chimneys.

Plumbing

Main water & fuel supply; water heaters, venting, fixtures, toilets, sinks, tubs, showers, drains, sump pumps.​

Electrical

Service entry, meter & panel, circuit breakers, grounding system, switches, outlets, other visible components.​

HVAC

Thermostat; ventilation fans; interior and exterior heating and cooling systems; other visible components.

What is not included in a home inspection?

A home inspection is not a complete technical inspection- it is a general visual assessment. A home inspection will not reveal every problem that exists, but only the defects able to be observed on the day of the inspection. A home inspection cannot predict any future conditions.

Some of the things that are not included in a home inspection are:

You get a detailed inspection report

After the inspection, we’ll give you an on-site summary of what we inspected and defects that we found. After that, we’ll send you a detailed digital report with high-resolution pictures, video, and clearly written explanations of what is wrong and why it’s a problem.

You’ll probably think of other things to ask after the inspection, so please contact us anytime if you have questions. When you’re buying, time is short when you’ve made an offer, and we want to be helpful to you in this often emotional and overwhelming experience.

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