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  • 1. Home Inspection Class February 19, 2013 Kathi Kelly-Billings – Redfin’s North End Team Dylan Chalk – Orca InspectionSlide 1 of 48
  • 2. Working with RedfinSlide 2 of 48
  • 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. 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. To Buy or Not to BuySlide 5 of 48
  • 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. 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. Searching for a HomeSlide 8 of 48
  • 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. Make Sure She’s a Good Fit Click here when you decide See all deals & reviewsSlide 10 of 48
  • 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. InspectionsSlide 12 of 48
  • 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. Choosing An Inspector • You Get to Choose Your Inspector • Criteria to Consider: • Availability • Cost • ReviewsSlide 14 of 48
  • 15. Choosing An Inspector • Redfin Open BookSlide 15 of 48
  • 16. Choosing An InspectorSlide 16 of 48
  • 17. Choosing An Inspector • You Get to Choose Your Inspector • Criteria to Consider: • Availability • Cost • Reviews • Sample ReportSlide 17 of 48
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Vegetation ContactSlide 23 of 48
  • 24. WeatheringSlide 24 of 48
  • 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. 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. Foundation CrackingSlide 27 of 48
  • 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. Roof AgeSlide 29 of 48
  • 30. Curled Wood ShakesSlide 30 of 48
  • 31. Moss Growth on RoofSlide 31 of 48
  • 32. Clogged GuttersSlide 32 of 48
  • 33. Faulty DownspoutsSlide 33 of 48
  • 34. Interiors • Wall, Ceiling and Floor Finishes • Window and Doors • Stairways • Fireplaces • Safety • Emergency Egress • Carbon Monoxide and Smoke DetectorsSlide 34 of 48
  • 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. 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. 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. Galvanized SteelSlide 38 of 48
  • 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. Ground Fault Circuit InterruptersSlide 40 of 48
  • 41. Double TapsSlide 41 of 48
  • 42. Ungrounded SystemsSlide 42 of 48
  • 43. Appliances • Type • Operability • Safety • Recalls • Laundry ConnectionsSlide 43 of 48
  • 44. Wood Destroying Organisms • Rot Fungus • Carpenter Ants • Moisture Ants • Dampwood Termites • Subterranean Termites • Wood Boring Beetles • Conducive ConditionsSlide 44 of 48
  • 45. The Inspection • Summary – Verbal discussion of the major items – Opportunity for questions • Agreement and PaymentSlide 45 of 48
  • 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. 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. Thanks for attending!Slide 48 of 48
  • 49. Our next class! Multiple Offer Class March 7, 2013 6:00pm – 8:00pm SpringHill Suites (Same location) http://www.redfin.com/buy-a-home/classes-and-eventsSlide 49 of 48

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