What to Expect on Inspection Day
I begin by carefully taking a look at the exterior of the property. All exterior features of the property will be inspected:
The foundation and infrastructure, decks & porches, roof, windows, doors, siding, chimney, driveways, and drainage
Next is the interior. I usually work through the building in a logical sequence,
one room at a time and one floor at a time. All walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and HVAC vent conditions will be noted throughout
the home. The kitchen appliances and bath fixtures will all be tested as will all electrical outlets. We'll
also check the ceiling fans and report whether smoke detectors are present.
Once the detailed
interior and exterior checks are completed, I'll perform a thorough evaluation of the plumbing, electrical, heating/cooling,
and attic ventilation systems of the house.
Finally, I'll prepare your report and upload
it to my website within 24 hours, most times the very same day. I'll e-mail you with your secure login information so
you can retrieve the report from my website. 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 Encourage You to Participate.
It's a great opportunity 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 specific concerns about the property,
be sure to mention them to me ahead of time.
There Are No Perfect Homes.
As you prepare for the inspection, be aware
that there really is no property that is perfect and problem free. Most people are surprised to know that even new homes have
With that in mind, I will take care to help you keep things in perspective.
The best features of a property almost always outweigh the problems. The key is to completely understand the property. And
I'm trained to see that you receive all the information and knowledge you need to make a wise decision.