Home Inspection In General Clients

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At Moore Home Inspection Services, we are dedicated to providing a thorough and professional inspection as well as educating the client (buyer or seller) on the maintenance and operation of all major home components. Our philosophy about real estate is simple: we put ourselves in your shoes, treat you like family and treat your money like it was our own.

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Home Inspection In General Clients

  1. 2. American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
  2. 3. BEFORE WE BEGIN! <ul><li>CAN YOU SPOT THE PROBLEMS IN THESE NEXT PHOTOS? </li></ul>
  3. 8. HOME INSPECTIONS AN OVERVIEW
  4. 9. WHY A HOME INSPECTION? <ul><li>Educate & protect the buyer </li></ul><ul><li>Limit liability for agents & sellers </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce risks to all other parties </li></ul><ul><li>Unbiased review of property by a trained professional </li></ul>
  5. 10. TYPES OF INSPECTIONS <ul><li>Typical Home Resale </li></ul><ul><li>New Construction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Framing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Radon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specific Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roofs, HVAC, Etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance, FHA </li></ul><ul><li>Remodeling Consultation </li></ul>
  6. 11. HOME INSPECTIONS… <ul><li>… are a standard clause in most real estate contracts </li></ul><ul><li>… need to be scheduled quickly (usually have 10 to 15 days to complete) </li></ul><ul><li>… often result in an addendum to the sales contract </li></ul>
  7. 12. WHAT GOES IN THE REPORT... <ul><li>Defects, such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leaking roof </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bad furnace </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unsafe conditions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical wiring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unstable decks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gas leaks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Code violations* </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental concerns </li></ul><ul><li>General recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Included appliances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dishwasher, Fridge, Built-In Microwave </li></ul></ul>* We do not enforce codes, we simply inform the client of the violations which are present
  8. 13. WHAT DOES NOT GO IN THE REPORT... <ul><li>Exhaustive diagnostics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualified contractors may need to be contacted for further evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cosmetic Items: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interior paint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Torn wallpaper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dirty floors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Grandfathered” code items </li></ul><ul><li>Low Voltage Wiring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone/DSL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alarms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cable TV </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-included appliances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically the washer & dryer </li></ul></ul>
  9. 14. Major concerns <ul><li>Structural defects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundations and walls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wood destroying pests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major settlements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improper grading/erosion </li></ul></ul>
  10. 15. Major concerns <ul><li>Moisture Penetration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roof and flashings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gutters and downspouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows and siding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grading at foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wood-to-soil contact </li></ul></ul>
  11. 16. Major concerns <ul><li>Safety Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural gas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon monoxide & radon gases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structural </li></ul></ul>
  12. 17. Major concerns <ul><li>Major Fixtures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Furnace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air conditioner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water heater </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical box and wiring </li></ul></ul>
  13. 18. IF REPAIRS ARE NEEDED <ul><li>Once the inspection information has been communicated, there are three common paths in facilitating a closing: </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce selling price to reflect the cost of repairs </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain a check from the seller at closing to cover cost of repairs </li></ul><ul><li>Have seller make repairs and get the house inspected again before closing </li></ul>
  14. 19. A HOME INSPECTION PROTECTS YOU! <ul><li>Consider these statements... </li></ul><ul><li>A quality home inspection provides invaluable and useful knowledge about the largest investment decision most of us will ever make. Most of us won’t buy a used car without first taking it to a trusted mechanic. Why not do the same with your house? </li></ul><ul><li>The information gathered from a home inspection can potentially save a buyer thousands of dollars during the course of the home buying process and initial ownership. In some cases, the cost of the inspection can be returned several times over! </li></ul><ul><li>Without a home inspection, a buyer must rely on general and limited information with which to negotiate the purchase of the home. A quality inspector’s quest for knowledge never ends. Tap into that experience! </li></ul>
  15. 20. Our Approach & Practices <ul><li>BEFORE THE INSPECTION </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the details of the inspection </li></ul><ul><li>Break down the cost of the process </li></ul><ul><li>Inquire about and answer all questions </li></ul><ul><li>Thank the customer and apply scheduling process </li></ul><ul><li>Send a Time/Date/Address e-mail confirmation to customer and CC agent </li></ul>
  16. 21. Our Approach & Practices <ul><li>DURING THE INSPECTION </li></ul><ul><li>Look professional in every way </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce yourself and create rapport </li></ul><ul><li>Inquire again about questions/concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Share Standards and Code of Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Present the Agreement and other documents </li></ul><ul><li>Present the Home Manual </li></ul><ul><li>Be respectful to all parties </li></ul><ul><li>Perform inspection and clean-up </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver unbiased verbal summary to the customer </li></ul>
  17. 22. Our Approach & Practices <ul><li>AFTER THE INSPECTION </li></ul><ul><li>Prompt again for questions or concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a promised time for the report </li></ul><ul><li>Thank the customer for choosing ASHI & Moore Home Inspection Services </li></ul><ul><li>Leave tent card for seller </li></ul><ul><li>Inform customer of the “Ask the Inspector” benefit </li></ul><ul><li>Answer any complaints promptly </li></ul><ul><li>Be available for any possible follow up inspections of the property </li></ul>
  18. 23. THE REPORT <ul><li>In most circumstances, the report is sent via e-mail within 24 to 36 hours of the inspection, with the agent receiving a copy as well. Other arrangements can be made for report delivery if necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital photographs are included with all inspections either embedded into the report or sent independently on CD-ROM or as attachments. </li></ul><ul><li>The report has three basic elements: The Introduction and General Notes, the Summary and the Full Inspection Report. </li></ul>
  19. 24. www.moorehomeinspection.com
  20. 27. Questions & answers

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