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Buyer's Pre-Purchase Home Inspection

Performed during a real estate transaction’s “inspection period”, this Inspection and accompanying report will allow you to make an educated purchasing decision. This visible inspection will alert you to damage, components that are past their typical life span, safety hazards, and any other significant deficiency of the home. 

Pre-listing Inspection

Knowing issues before they become a bigger problem and prevent you from selling your home.

Pre-listing home inspections are designed to inform you of significant issues with your home before you put your home on the market. Being unaware of these problems may cause you to lose the sale of your home or take a considerable price decrease. By having a pre-listing home inspection, your home inspector will inform you of areas that require further evaluation by a licensed professional.

Allowing you time to research contractors or hire the contractors you know and trust. Knowing this information before putting your home on the market puts you in the driver’s seat. Finding out after your under contract does not always allow you with this luxury due to time restrictions. If the repairs are costly, knowing upfront will allow you to reduce your asking price accordingly.

Having a pre-listing home inspection puts you in control when it comes to negotiations. You can feel confident. Your home is in excellent condition when excepting an offer for the sale of your home.

Having a pre-listing home inspection can make the process smoother. Still, it would be wise for a buyer to have another home inspection by a home inspector representing them, to ensure they are being protected as well.

Having a pre-listing home inspection should make the transactions smooth without any significant surprises! For more information on how to schedule your pre-listing home inspection contact us today!

Pre-Drywall Inspection

A Pre-drywall inspection should be completed prior to the insulation installation, but after ALL trades have completed their “ROUGH-IN” portion of the project. Each trade (i.e. electrician, plumber, HVAC etc) is required to obtain a permit, as well as the builder. Each trade will perform all of the “rough-in” work (typically the work that will be covered by the insulating & drywall process) and then call their respective code-compliance inspector to have the work approved & signed off, for the “ROUGH-IN” portion of that permit.

Once all of these trades are signed off & approved, the code-compliance building inspector for that municipality will be requested to perform a framing inspection. This inspector is checking for code compliance & usually has no regard to the quality or workmanlike condition. Once this inspector signs off, it will be then OK for the builder to insulate.

This is when it is recommended to get your inspector in. When everything is 100% completed & signed off, ready for insulation. Although not impossible, it is more difficult to inspect the home, once the insulation is installed.

It is important to let your builder know as far in advance as possible, that you will be bringing in your own inspector, for the pre-drywall. It will allow your builder to help with the scheduling and coordination. Some builders will require an insurance certificate or waiver signed by your inspector, should they get hurt on the site. Plus there can be an added advantage with your builder knowing that a third party will be looking over their work. It could even yield a better managed project & subsequently a better built home. Also inform the builder that you would like your inspection scheduled to be pre-insulation as described above. This will also let the builder give you their policy concerning home inspectors & inspections.