What to Expect on Inspection DayGenerally, 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, chimney, driveways, drainage systems, and fencing.
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 stove 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.
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.
I Encourage You to Participate.
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 some problems.
There Are No Perfect Homes.
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.