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Buyers and Sellers and the Home Inspection


What is one thing that buyers and sellers have in common?

HouseThey both need the services of a home inspector. If buying a home was not nerve-racking enough, the thought of a home inspection can put some people on edge. This feeling of dispare can also depends on which side of the fence you are on as if you are nervous about the inspection or not, however, if you are smart you would never worry about the inspection phase.



Let me explain. If you are a seller, you should plan ahead and have a home inspection prior to putting your house on the market. Although this part can be nerve-racking it is best to find any issues with the home prior to putting it up for sale. By having an inspection in advance you can ensure you are never surprised by unexpected repairs that may be found right before closing time. You can also prepare to have any issues fixed, and that also allows you time to interview contractors and find the best person for the job at the best price. You will not be faced with last minute repairs for bloated prices. So although the inspection process for a seller may be intimidating in the beginning you will
benefit in the end. One other point to stress is that by having the inspection in
advance, and having any issues fixed, you can confidently ask for the highest price knowing all issues have been corrected prior to listing your home.


tiny houseBefore committing to buy any home, you need to know what type of shape the home is in structurally. Cosmetic issues are easily fixable, however, other issues like foundation, or structural issues are some things you really want to know about in advance. If you have truly fell in love with this specific house you have a few options. You can request the repairs be made prior to buying the home, or you can potentially use the issues as a negotiating tool to lower the asking price on the home.  So use the inspection process to your advantage.  You do not want to sink a lot of money into a home that has a lot of damage for you to deal with later.


How is your roof?

the roofInspecting the roof is only part of the process that we go through when inspecting your home.  We first off check to see what type of condition the roof is currently in at the time of the inspection.  We also like to check to see what is under the shingles that you can not see from down on the ground.  I have inspected homes in the past that had many different layers of shingles installed right on top of each other.  It is typical to find roof deck issues as well.

Depending on the type of roofing materials, asphalt shingles, wood shingles, terra cotta, etc.  you want to make sure you have the proper inspections completed on your home.  Replacing a roof can get very costly, so you simply need to protect yourself and make sure to have things inspected properly.


We offer so many different types of inspections it is best to contact us to determine what would best fit your needs.  But for a quick overview here are some steps we take in our inspection process

  • Survey the “Big Picture”
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Roof

  • Chimneys

  • Soffits and Fascia

  • Gutters and Downspouts

  • Wall Coverings

  • Windows and Doors

  • Porches and Decks

  • Foundations

  • Lot Area

  • Floors

  • Walls

  • Ceilings

  • Bathrooms and Kitchens


Reach Out To Us

If you are going to buying or selling your home in the near future, please do reach out to us and schedule your next home inspection.   We want to be your advocate and help you take care of problems that you may not even know exist.

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Shelly Ross

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