Eventually your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. The author points out that having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:
It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third-party.
It helps you to price your home realistically.
It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that...
a. Defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
b. There is no delay in obtaining the Use and Occupancy permit.
c. You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make
the repairs yourself, if qualified.
It may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
It may alert you of items of immediate personal concern, such as radon
gas or active termite infestation.
It may relieve prospect's concerns and suspicions.
It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation
to your disclosure statement.
It may alert you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors
tour your home.
A Phase Inspection takes place during the major phases of your home during construction. People often ask me why they need to have their new home inspected while it’s being built. Everything is new, right? Although we have some fantastic builders in the area, items do get overlooked. Having a third party inspector, one that works for you and not the builder or the city, will keep you informed as your dream home is being built.
Many new construction homes have a one-year builder’s warranty. I will professionally inspect your home prior to the expiration of the warranty. This gives you the assurance that the home and its structure are in proper condition based on the age of the property.
Radon (Rn) is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. Radon is produced when trace amounts of uranium and radium in the soil or rocks decay. The radon gas will then also decay into radioactive solid particles, called radon daughters or radon progenitors. Some of the short-lived radon daughters attach themselves to small particles in the air, which can be inhaled deep into the lungs. The radon daughters may then damage dividing lung cells, possibly resulting in lung cancer. Radon gas is thought to be responsible for 5,000 to 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States. I can provide you with quick and quality information about your home or the home you wish to purchase. For more information on Radon: www.epa.gov/radon/.
Sometimes called termites and carpenter ants, these creatures can wreak havoc on your home. I have contracted with a local, reputable pest control company to assure you that you are getting the professionalism you expect and peace of mind you need to make your decision. For more information on Wood Destroying Insects: www.factsfacts.com/MyHomeRepair/termites.htm/.