A residential inspection is a snapshot of property conditions that gives the overall “Big Picture” analysis of the property.
A pre-purchase home inspection is typically initiated by the buyer of a home or property. The home inspection is generally a visual and oftentimes noninvasive examination of a residential property. This type of home inspection generally takes from 3- 4 hours depending on the property size.
A pre-listing home inspection is typically initiated and bought by the seller or the listing real estate agent. A pre-listing home inspection is the same as a pre-purchase home inspection and has the same reporting methods, but the information is provided directly to the seller or agent before the house is listed.
The final inspection report will help reveal the significance of defects, deficiencies, improper building practices, and items that require extensive repair. Full copies of our completed inspection reports are often available the following day via email, website link, or physical copy. We will gladly provide a verbal summary of the inspection before leaving the site if you need the information sooner. Most of your concerns and questions can be addressed before the inspector leaves the site. “When a home inspection report reveals more than a client bargained for and the sale goes into stall mode, it will be the home that ruined it, not the inspector,” Wade Short explains.
Residential inspections often include but are not limited to the following:
What’s generally included?
- Grounds, Drainage
- Foundation, Structure
- Major Built-in Appliances
- Roofing, Chimney
- Attic, Ventilation
- Water Heater
- Heating, Cooling