Found that special home and now you're ready for an inspection? I would be honored to be your inspector and provide you with the information you need to make an informed investment. I will perform a thorough inspection, provide a written report and take the time necessary to discuss the report and answer any questions you may have. Chances are, most of your inspection will be related to maintenance recommendations and minor imperfections, which are good to know about.
So, what are the issues that really matter? Typically, they fall into one of the following categories:
• Major defects, such as a structural failure
• Conditions that can lead to major defects, such as a roof leak
• Issues that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy or ensure the home, if not rectified immediately
• Safety hazards, such as an exposed live buss bar at the electrical panel
Anything in these categories should be addressed as soon as possible. Your Real Estate Professional can assist you with addressing these items. It is important to maintain perspective, since some minor defects and imperfections are normal.
Annual Maintenance Inspection
Home ownership is both a joyful experience and an important responsibility. The development of an annual maintenance plan will help identify and manage home maintenance tasks before major issues develop. Maintenance inspections are instrumental in keeping your family safe and your home in top condition for years to come. I welcome the opportunity to discuss with you how I can assist with developing this plan.
I offer you the option of a follow-up inspection to ensure the summary of deficiencies you are expecting to be corrected have been completed and are acceptable. This inspection does not replace the final walk-thru prior to closing. I recommend you make every effort to make a final walk-thru before closing, which I'm certain your Real Estate Professional will suggest as well.
Move-In Ready Inspection
Are you selling your home? Let me inspect it before you even list it. A Move-In Certified™ home has been pre-inspected, which means that the seller can confirm that there are no major systems in need of immediate repair or replacement, and no known safety hazards. A Move-In Certified™ Seller Inspection informs you of any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. You can then take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Show prospective buyers that you are dealing in good faith. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and better justify your asking price by having your home pre-inspected now.
First-Time Home Buyer Friendly
First-time home ownership can be exciting, but also very intimidating. The many facets of finding and buying a home can seem overwhelming and can sometimes feel like an emotional rollercoaster. The home inspection process is an important and enlightening step in understanding more about home ownership. I will spend the time necessary reviewing the inspection report with you to ensure you understand the results of the inspection and will be happy to share some general guidelines on maintaining your home.
A Typical Inspection
’ll inspect the structure, systems and components of your home, inside and out, from the foundation to the roof. I adhere to comprehensive Residential Standards of Practice required by InterNACHI®, which I am a member of, as well as the State of Mississippi Residential Standards of Practice. This means I will inspect all of the following , when visible and accessible:
- Ceilings, Floors & Walls
Following my evaluation, I will compile my findings in an easy to read report, which will include descriptions and digital photos of any issues I’ve discovered. Your report will be emailed to you within 24 hours. My work for you is not finished until you understand everything in the report.