Home Buyers and Sellers
Q: What is a home inspection?
A: In essence, a home inspection is a visual examination of a house and property. When performed by a qualified home inspector, it includes:
- A thorough visual inspection of the home (inside and out, from foundation to roof)
- An examination of all major systems
- An objective evaluation of the condition of more than 400 items
- A printed report covering all findings and identifying potential concerns
Q: As a home buyer, why should I invest in a home inspection?
A: : A professional home inspection will help you identify potential pitfalls and their consequences, such as costly repairs, inconvenience, animosity and disappointment.
Q: As a seller, what are some of the steps that I can take to prepare my home for an inspection?
A: Clear all furniture, boxes, clothes, toys and other personal belongings that may block access to the furnace, water heater, electrical panels, attic crawl spaces, etc. Home inspectors will not enter inaccessible areas. If access to your attic crawl space is located in a closet, please remove clothing, shoes and other items.
Real Estate Agents
Q: How long does a home inspection typically take?
A: A typical inspection of a property less than 2,000 square feet lasts approximately two and a half hours.
Q: Do I need to be present at the time of the home inspection?
A: It’s a good idea for you to be present at the time of the home inspection. Our professional home inspectors will not only inspect the property, but will also inform the potential buyer on the condition of the home. This can be better achieved if you are present at the time of the home inspection.