Things You Can Expect On Inspection Day
- I always start the inspection with focusing on the roof.
- The next step will be taking a look at the exterior of the property. All exterior features will be carefully evaluated: Foundation, Structure, Decks & Porches, Windows, Doors, Siding, Chimney, Driveways, Gutters, Landscape Drainage….etc.
- Next is the interior of your home. I will usually start at the highest level and work my way down, so the attic will be our first stop in most cases. The attic is very important because we can see the framing structure, insulation, signs of rodents, possible HVAC unit, ventilation….etc.
- After the attic I will work my way throughout the building in a logical sequence from room to room. All walls, ceilings, floors, doors, fixtures, outlets, appliances, smoke detectors, fans, and much more will be inspected.
- After the inspection is complete I will go over all of the photos taken during the home inspection and answer any questions that you may have.
- Finally, I’ll prepare your report and send it to your email within 24 hours, most times the very same day. The entire on-site inspection should take no longer than four hours, most are less than three. However, situations vary with each property. If the home is large or is known to be in disrepair, it’s best to allow extra time.
I Really Encourage You To Participate
This is a great opportunity for you to learn about your property and its features. During the inspection, I’ll answer any questions you have. You’ll be surprised at what you learn, and being present for the inspection will help you visualize all the items in the report. If you have any specific concerns about the property, be sure to mention them to me ahead of time.
No Home Is Perfect
As you prepare for the inspection, I want you to be aware that no property that is perfect and free from problems. Most Buyer’s are surprised to know that even new homes have some issues. With these things in mind, I want to help you keep things in perspective. The best features of a property almost always outweigh the worst. The key is for you to completely understand the home. My years of training and certifications will help you receive the information and knowledge that you will need to make a wise decision.