Shadowridge Property Inspections

Shadowridge Property Inspections

SHADOWRIDGE VISTA PROPERTY INSPECTIONS Home inspections are a important part of a real estate transaction, so it makes sense to learn as much as you can about them. The purpose of a home inspection is to identifyproperty defects. It is an inspection that is usually the responsibility of the buyer and at their sole cost. As a buyer here is what you need to know about home inspections. Picking the home inspector is important and here are a few pointers in your search for a home inspector: 1.Ask for referrals from your real estate agent. 2.Look for a company that is insured. 3.Find out what the inspection includes and how long it takes. 4.Compare the cost of hiring different companies. 5.Ask the inspector if they will advise you on things you should fix? On the repair request after the inspection, the buyer can ask for a credit instead of the actual repairs. Credits can be easier for the seller rather than having to get the work done. Buyers may be more comfortable as they are hiring the vendors. Don’t be the buyer that thinks a home inspection is a opportunity to present a “punch list” of everything wrong with the house. Focus on significant issues that need to be repaired. Reasonable buyers should not expect a home to be perfect. However, they do expect it to be habitable and in decent shape. As the seller here is what you will need to know about home inspections: It is important to disclose any defect you know are in the home. Here are some ways you can be ready for the inspection: 1.If you have moved out of the house make sure the power and water remain on. 2.Make sure all light bulbs are working. The inspector will want to be able to view all areas of your home. 3.Change the filters to your furnace and leave any service tags so the inspector can see them. 4.Clean the home so that it sparkles. Keep in mind that the home inspection is one of the most significant hurdles for a seller to clear. It is vital to make sure your house does not have any glaring defects. Do what you can to make this part of the transaction go smoothly. Due to the age of the homes in Shadowridge it is common to have some roof issues. I like to have the property owners correct them prior to the property being put on the market. Some property owners hire a property inspector and have their own inspection prior to putting the property on the market. Pre-listing home inspections are becoming more common because they eliminate any surprises. In my opinion, the expense is minimal compared to dealing with problems during the sale process. There are some repairs or improvements that sellers could consider because theyincrease the desirability of the home and are often inexpensive. These are some suggestions: Clean up the exterior and add accents like basic landscaping that increase curb appeal.Make kitchen repairs, such as painting, installing new fixtures and new countertops and backsplashes..Make some bathroom repairs, including replacing missing tiles, cleaning up or replacing grout and adding a new coat of paint.Improve lighting to make the home more inviting and spacious feeling.Clean or replace carpets.Make sure everything works, like door knobs and locks. Obviously the inspection is important and as a competent real estate agent I always attend home inspections whether I am representing the buyer or the seller. I need to know exactly what the property inspector has uncovered. That way I can best represent my clients. It is my experience repair requests are usually negotiated to the satisfaction of both the buyer and seller. Over the years I have recommended a home inspector that I trust to be thorough and competent. At the close of escrow, my goal is to have all parties involved with the sale to be happy, the buyers, the sellers, and the agents. The home inspection process is something that is obviously important and hopefully this article has been helpful.
 
Mister Shadowridge, Steve Blair 760-216-8008, steveblair7@yahoo.com