Pre-Listing Home Inspections
Our pre-listing home inspection is rather comprehensive and looks at all of your home’s major systems. We examine them from the perspectives of safety, security and aesthetics—three factors each home buyer is concerned about. Once we are finished, you’ll receive a detailed report accompanied by photos off all the issues we uncovered. And if you have any questions in the process, we are always happy to answer them and offer our professional opinion in regard to causes of damage and repair estimates.
Interior Home Inspection
Interior inspection covers everything from HVAC, plumbing and electrical, to fireplace, sump pump and GFI outlets. We take into account such things as safety standards, life expectancy of appliances and materials, as well as any noticeable signs of hidden damage
Exterior Home Inspection
Our experienced Maryland home inspectors will carefully examine your home’s roofing, siding, eaves, soffits, gutters, decks and porches, garages, chimneys, skylights and much more! We will also look at the grading and drainage conditions on your property, and how they may affect the basement in terms of water penetration.
Why “hope for the best” if you can know for sure whether anything is wrong with your house? Instead of having the sale fall through due to a long list of repairs that need to happen, you can be proactive and avoid these problems and delays. This will communicate to the buyer that you are a responsible seller they can trust, rather than someone trying to sell of a damaged home at a premium price.
If you are relocating far away or paying off two mortgages, you probably want to sell your home fast. It may be smart to get your home inspected even before you close on your new house. That way you can fix any major issues right away, avoiding delays in the future. Or if you don’t plan on fixing, you can at least disclose the issues, so that you don’t waste your time on buyers who want a move-in ready home.
Get More Money
When a home inspection reveals issues, this puts buyer in a position to negotiate the price down, unless you offer to repair the damage. If you already know what these issues are, you are in the power position to price your home based on the cost of repairs you have to complete. You also have more time to find a good contractor and complete repairs on your terms, rather than paying extra for a rushed job.
What Should I Do With the Inspection Report?
Once you have our pre-listing inspection report in your hands, read through it and let us know if you have any questions about any of the findings. It is often surprising and even unbelievable to find issues in a home you took good care of for years. After you make sure you understand the report, take it to your selling agent. They will help you determine whether you should repair and which repairs will make your home more appealing to the buyers.