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Capitol hill inspection class 6.20.12

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  • 1. Home Inspection Class June 20, 2012 Redfin’s Capitol Hill TeamSlide 1 of 37
  • 2. Working with RedfinSlide 2 of 37
  • 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 37
  • 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 37
  • 5. To Buy or Not to BuySlide 5 of 37
  • 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 37
  • 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 37
  • 8. Searching for a HomeSlide 8 of 37
  • 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 37
  • 10. Make Sure He’s a Good Fit Click here when you decide See all deals & reviewsSlide 10 of 37
  • 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 37
  • 12. InspectionsSlide 12 of 37
  • 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 37
  • 14. Choosing An Inspector• You Get to Choose Your Inspector• Criteria to Consider: • Availability • Cost • ReviewsSlide 14 of 37
  • 15. Choosing An Inspector• Redfin Open BookSlide 15 of 37
  • 16. Choosing An InspectorSlide 16 of 37
  • 17. Choosing An Inspector• You Get to Choose Your Inspector• Criteria to Consider: • Availability • Cost • Reviews • Sample ReportSlide 17 of 37
  • 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 37
  • 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 37
  • 20. Tools Used• Flashlights• Probing Tools• Thermometers• Moisture Meters• Carbon Monoxide Detectors• Combustible Gas Detectors• Digital Cameras• Infrared Cameras• Training and ExperienceSlide 20 of 37
  • 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 37
  • 22. Exteriors• Lot Slope and Drainage• Siding Condition• Windows and Doors• Driveways and Walkways• Decks and Patios• Fencing• Retaining Walls• Detached BuildingsSlide 22 of 37
  • 23. Vegetation ContactSlide 23 of 37
  • 24. WeatheringSlide 24 of 37
  • 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 37
  • 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 37
  • 27. Foundation CrackingSlide 27 of 37
  • 28. Roofing• Roofing Materials and Condition • Estimated Age and Remaining Life• Flashing around Vents, Chimneys and Walls• Gutters• Downspouts• Skylights• ChimneysSlide 28 of 37
  • 29. Roof AgeSlide 29 of 37
  • 30. Curled Wood ShakesSlide 30 of 37
  • 31. Moss Growth on RoofSlide 31 of 37
  • 32. Clogged GuttersSlide 32 of 37
  • 33. Faulty DownspoutsSlide 33 of 37
  • 34. Interiors• Wall, Ceiling and Floor Finishes• Window and Doors• Stairways• Fireplaces• Safety • Emergency Egress • Carbon Monoxide and Smoke DetectorsSlide 34 of 37
  • 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 37
  • 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 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 37
  • 38. Galvanized SteelSlide 38 of 37
  • 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 37
  • 40. Ground Fault Circuit InterruptersSlide 40 of 37
  • 41. Double TapsSlide 41 of 37
  • 42. Ungrounded SystemsSlide 42 of 37
  • 43. Appliances• Type• Operability• Safety• Recalls• Laundry ConnectionsSlide 43 of 37
  • 44. Wood Destroying Organisms• Rot Fungus• Carpenter Ants• Moisture Ants• Dampwood Termites• Subterranean Termites• Wood Boring Beetles• Conducive ConditionsSlide 44 of 37
  • 45. The Inspection• Summary – Verbal discussion of the major items – Opportunity for questions• Agreement and PaymentSlide 45 of 37
  • 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 37
  • 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 37
  • 48. Thanks for attending!Slide 48 of 37