Home Inspection Class   August 14, 2012   Michaelynn Ryan - Redfin’s Ballard TeamSlide 1 of 48
Working with RedfinSlide 2 of 48
A Little Bit About What We Do    Redfin is a brokerage that’s using technology    and a customer-service focus to change t...
Working With Redfin is Different  Service     ► Advocates: client-satisfaction bonuses, not       commissions     ► Transp...
To Buy or Not to BuySlide 5 of 48
Why You Should Buy a Home ●   You have a family and need room to grow ●   You expect to stay put for 5 or more years ●   Y...
Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Home    ● You don’t have a good reason like family or      schools    ● You can’t afford a the dow...
Searching for a HomeSlide 8 of 48
Benefits of a MLS Powered Site    ● All the homes for sale: 30% more listings    ● You see what the agent sees: 4x the dat...
Make Sure She’s a Good Fit                               Click here                               when you                ...
How Our Team Works                                           AGENT                                           Responsible f...
InspectionsSlide 12 of 48
Goals of this Presentation•   How to Choose and Inspector•   Scope and Process of the Inspection•   Tools Used•   What Sho...
Choosing An Inspector• You Get to Choose Your Inspector• Criteria to Consider:   • Availability   • Cost   • ReviewsSlide ...
Choosing An Inspector• Redfin Open BookSlide 15 of 48
Choosing An InspectorSlide 16 of 48
Choosing An Inspector• You Get to Choose Your Inspector• Criteria to Consider:   • Availability   • Cost   • Reviews   • S...
Choosing An Inspector• Other Sources:  • WA State Department of Licensing  • ASHI Website - www.ashi.org  • Angie’s List  ...
The Inspection• Scope     – Identify and Report on visual defects in the accessible        components of the home• Process...
Tools Used•   Flashlights•   Probing Tools•   Thermometers•   Moisture Meters•   Carbon Monoxide Detectors•   Combustible ...
What Should the Buyer Do?•   Express any Concerns to Your Inspector•   Measure Room or Appliance Dimensions•   Schedule Se...
Exteriors•   Lot Slope and Drainage•   Siding Condition•   Windows and Doors•   Driveways and Walkways•   Decks and Patios...
Vegetation ContactSlide 23 of 48
WeatheringSlide 24 of 48
Garages• Proper Fire Barrier   • Self Closing Interior Door   • No Penetrations in Interior Walls or Ceilings• Operation o...
Structure•   Foundation•   Roof and Attic•   Crawl Space or Basement and Sub Flooring•   Interior Evidence of Structural M...
Foundation CrackingSlide 27 of 48
Roofing• Roofing Materials and Condition   • Estimated Age and Remaining Life• Flashing around Vents, Chimneys and Walls• ...
Roof AgeSlide 29 of 48
Curled Wood ShakesSlide 30 of 48
Moss Growth on RoofSlide 31 of 48
Clogged GuttersSlide 32 of 48
Faulty DownspoutsSlide 33 of 48
Interiors•   Wall, Ceiling and Floor Finishes•   Window and Doors•   Stairways•   Fireplaces•   Safety     • Emergency Egr...
Heating and Cooling•   Heating System Type and Condition•   System Age and Remaining Lifespan•   Combustion Air and Ventin...
Insulation and Ventilation•   Insulation Type and Level•   Adequacy of Attic and Crawl Space Ventilation•   Vent Fans Disc...
Plumbing• Plumbing Materials for Supply and Waste• Leakage• Water Heater Age and Condition   • Seismic Safety• Water Main ...
Galvanized SteelSlide 38 of 48
Electrical• Size and Location of Service Drop• Main Electrical Panel   • Breakers and Connections• Secondary Panels• Branc...
Ground Fault Circuit InterruptersSlide 40 of 48
Double TapsSlide 41 of 48
Ungrounded SystemsSlide 42 of 48
Appliances•   Type•   Operability•   Safety•   Recalls•   Laundry ConnectionsSlide 43 of 48
Wood Destroying Organisms•   Rot Fungus•   Carpenter Ants•   Moisture Ants•   Dampwood Termites•   Subterranean Termites• ...
The Inspection• Summary     – Verbal discussion of the major items     – Opportunity for questions• Agreement and PaymentS...
The Inspection Report• Report     – Turnaround: Same Day, Next Day, Few Days     – Formats: Checklist, Narrative, Pictures...
The Inspection Report• Review Report with Your Agent   • Items You Would Like Seller to Fix   • Items You Will Fix• Recomm...
Thanks for attending!Slide 48 of 48
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  1. 1. Home Inspection Class August 14, 2012 Michaelynn Ryan - Redfin’s Ballard TeamSlide 1 of 48
  2. 2. Working with RedfinSlide 2 of 48
  3. 3. A Little Bit About What We Do Redfin is a brokerage that’s using technology and a customer-service focus to change the real estate game in the consumer’s favor. • What: a brokerage • How we are different: • Technology • Customer-service • Why: we want to change the gameSlide 3 of 48
  4. 4. Working With Redfin is Different Service ► Advocates: client-satisfaction bonuses, not commissions ► Transparency: informed decisions ► Best Agents: The right home for the right price No obligation ► Switch Redfin agents ► Pause and re-start your search any time ► Tour on your schedule and pace Refund ► You get 15% to 50% of the commission The Best Results ► Service: 97% would recommend us to a friendSlide 4 of 48
  5. 5. To Buy or Not to BuySlide 5 of 48
  6. 6. Why You Should Buy a Home ● You have a family and need room to grow ● You expect to stay put for 5 or more years ● You’re handy & and ready to invest ● You’ve saved up a down paymentSlide 6 of 48
  7. 7. Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Home ● You don’t have a good reason like family or schools ● You can’t afford a the down payment ● You can rent for much less ● You plan on moving soon ● You’re worried about job securitySlide 7 of 48
  8. 8. Searching for a HomeSlide 8 of 48
  9. 9. Benefits of a MLS Powered Site ● All the homes for sale: 30% more listings ● You see what the agent sees: 4x the data ● Real-time market data: photos, details of just-sold homesSlide 9 of 48
  10. 10. Make Sure She’s a Good Fit Click here when you decide See all deals & reviewsSlide 10 of 48
  11. 11. How Our Team Works AGENT Responsible for your success Writes your offer Handles negotiations YOU FIELD AGENT COORDINATOR Takes you to see homes Schedules tours See 50+ homes a week Prepares paperwork Works with escrowConsidering… Looking… Buying… Slide 11 of 48
  12. 12. InspectionsSlide 12 of 48
  13. 13. Goals of this Presentation• How to Choose and Inspector• Scope and Process of the Inspection• Tools Used• What Should the Buyer Do• Details on Inspection Areas• Inspection Reports• Resource for QuestionsSlide 13 of 48
  14. 14. Choosing An Inspector• You Get to Choose Your Inspector• Criteria to Consider: • Availability • Cost • ReviewsSlide 14 of 48
  15. 15. Choosing An Inspector• Redfin Open BookSlide 15 of 48
  16. 16. Choosing An InspectorSlide 16 of 48
  17. 17. Choosing An Inspector• You Get to Choose Your Inspector• Criteria to Consider: • Availability • Cost • Reviews • Sample ReportSlide 17 of 48
  18. 18. Choosing An Inspector• Other Sources: • WA State Department of Licensing • ASHI Website - www.ashi.org • Angie’s List • Yelp • Friends and FamilySlide 18 of 48
  19. 19. The Inspection• Scope – Identify and Report on visual defects in the accessible components of the home• Process – Exteriors, Garage, Structure, Roofing, Interiors, Heating and Cooling, Insulation and Ventilation, Plumbing, Electrical, Appliances and Wood Destroying OrganismsSlide 19 of 48
  20. 20. Tools Used• Flashlights• Probing Tools• Thermometers• Moisture Meters• Carbon Monoxide Detectors• Combustible Gas Detectors• Digital Cameras• Infrared Cameras• Training and ExperienceSlide 20 of 48
  21. 21. What Should the Buyer Do?• Express any Concerns to Your Inspector• Measure Room or Appliance Dimensions• Schedule Secondary Contractor Estimates• Listen and Observe During Inspector Summary• Ask QuestionsSlide 21 of 48
  22. 22. Exteriors• Lot Slope and Drainage• Siding Condition• Windows and Doors• Driveways and Walkways• Decks and Patios• Fencing• Retaining Walls• Detached BuildingsSlide 22 of 48
  23. 23. Vegetation ContactSlide 23 of 48
  24. 24. WeatheringSlide 24 of 48
  25. 25. Garages• Proper Fire Barrier • Self Closing Interior Door • No Penetrations in Interior Walls or Ceilings• Operation of Overhead Doors • Safety Beams • Tension ReverseSlide 25 of 48
  26. 26. Structure• Foundation• Roof and Attic• Crawl Space or Basement and Sub Flooring• Interior Evidence of Structural Movement • Doors and Windows Sticking • Diagonal Cracking in Drywall • Sloping FloorsSlide 26 of 48
  27. 27. Foundation CrackingSlide 27 of 48
  28. 28. Roofing• Roofing Materials and Condition • Estimated Age and Remaining Life• Flashing around Vents, Chimneys and Walls• Gutters• Downspouts• Skylights• ChimneysSlide 28 of 48
  29. 29. Roof AgeSlide 29 of 48
  30. 30. Curled Wood ShakesSlide 30 of 48
  31. 31. Moss Growth on RoofSlide 31 of 48
  32. 32. Clogged GuttersSlide 32 of 48
  33. 33. Faulty DownspoutsSlide 33 of 48
  34. 34. Interiors• Wall, Ceiling and Floor Finishes• Window and Doors• Stairways• Fireplaces• Safety • Emergency Egress • Carbon Monoxide and Smoke DetectorsSlide 34 of 48
  35. 35. Heating and Cooling• Heating System Type and Condition• System Age and Remaining Lifespan• Combustion Air and Venting• Distribution throughout Home• Air Conditioning Systems• Underground Oil TanksSlide 35 of 48
  36. 36. Insulation and Ventilation• Insulation Type and Level• Adequacy of Attic and Crawl Space Ventilation• Vent Fans Discharging to Exterior• Moisture Barriers• Rodent Activity• Organic GrowthSlide 36 of 48
  37. 37. Plumbing• Plumbing Materials for Supply and Waste• Leakage• Water Heater Age and Condition • Seismic Safety• Water Main and Gas Shutoffs• Possible Sewer Line ScopingSlide 37 of 48
  38. 38. Galvanized SteelSlide 38 of 48
  39. 39. Electrical• Size and Location of Service Drop• Main Electrical Panel • Breakers and Connections• Secondary Panels• Branch Wiring• Outlets and Fixtures• Ground Fault Circuit InterruptersSlide 39 of 48
  40. 40. Ground Fault Circuit InterruptersSlide 40 of 48
  41. 41. Double TapsSlide 41 of 48
  42. 42. Ungrounded SystemsSlide 42 of 48
  43. 43. Appliances• Type• Operability• Safety• Recalls• Laundry ConnectionsSlide 43 of 48
  44. 44. Wood Destroying Organisms• Rot Fungus• Carpenter Ants• Moisture Ants• Dampwood Termites• Subterranean Termites• Wood Boring Beetles• Conducive ConditionsSlide 44 of 48
  45. 45. The Inspection• Summary – Verbal discussion of the major items – Opportunity for questions• Agreement and PaymentSlide 45 of 48
  46. 46. The Inspection Report• Report – Turnaround: Same Day, Next Day, Few Days – Formats: Checklist, Narrative, Pictures – Delivery: Hard Copy, Email, Online Download• Recommendations – Major Concerns – Safety Issues – Repair Items (Professional or Homeowner) – Improvements – MaintenanceSlide 46 of 48
  47. 47. The Inspection Report• Review Report with Your Agent • Items You Would Like Seller to Fix • Items You Will Fix• Recommending Contractors• Follow up with your Inspector for questions after the inspectionSlide 47 of 48
  48. 48. Thanks for attending!Slide 48 of 48
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