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  • Home Inspection Class Collin Horn Redfin Central Seattle Team November 4, 2013 Seattle, WA @Redfin Facebook.com/Redfin
  • Collin Horn – Central Seattle ● Agent for 5 years ● Closed 64 homes ● Specialize in: First Time Home Buyers, Condos, town houses, Single Family, REO’s ● Services: Central Seattle ● Lives in Capitol Hill
  • Working with Redfin
  • A Little Bit About Redfin Redfin has refunded more than $100 Million to customers and reaches $8 Billion in home sales; 97% would refer us to a friend. ● Customers, not commissions ● Informed decisions ● Right home for the right price  No obligation  Commission credit
  • How Our Team Works AGENT Responsible for your success Writes your offer Handles negotiations YOU ASSOCIATE AGENT Takes you to see homes See 50+ homes a week COORDINATOR Schedules tours Prepares paperwork Works with escrow
  • Introduction to the home inspection process
  • Goals of this Presentation • • • • • • • What is a home inspection? What is NOT a home inspection? Common Tools How to Choose an Inspector Scope and Process of the Inspection Report Samples Resource for Questions
  • Choosing An Inspector • You Get to Choose Your Inspector • Criteria to Consider: • Availability • Recommendation from realtor • Sample Report • Reviews • Cost
  • Choosing An Inspector Technically Educated ~ ► 300+ hours book, onsite, classroom, and lab training @ Inspection Training and Associates Report based on National Standards ~ ► Adherence to Washington State Inspection Standards national inspection standards (ASHI, NACHI, NAHI, etc) ► Timely report delivery ~ ► Report is computer generated with photos delivered via email/onsite ► Report summarized and easy to read. Major Concerns, Safety Hazards, Inquire with Seller,
  • Choosing An Inspector • Redfin Open Book
  • Choosing An Inspector
  • The Home Inspection is: ● A visual non-destructive inspection of readily accessible areas of the home. – Inspector will inspect (if applicable): the roof, attic, crawlspace, exterior elements including siding, windows, doors, Kitchen appliances, furnace, water heater, bathrooms, plumbing, electrical panel, branch electrical/ fixtures etc.
  • The Home Inspection is NOT: Home Warranty Guarantee Insurance Policy Substitute for real estate transfer disclosure (form 17) Building code inspection Geological stability tests Building value appraisal or cost estimates Invasive- X-ray vision is not provided
  • 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 Organisms
  • Tools Used • • • • • • • • • Flashlights Probing Tools Thermometers Moisture Meters Carbon Monoxide Detectors Combustible Gas Detectors Digital Cameras Infrared Cameras Training and Experience
  • Infrared Moisture Detection Infrared Moisture Detection
  • Infrared - Overheating Breaker Infrared - Overheating Breaker
  • 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 Questions
  • Exteriors • • • • • • • • Lot Slope and Drainage Siding Condition Windows and Doors Driveways and Walkways Decks and Patios Fencing Retaining Walls Detached Buildings
  • Vegetation Contact
  • Weathering
  • Garages • Proper Fire Barrier • Self Closing Interior Door • No Penetrations in Interior Walls or Ceilings • Operation of Overhead Doors • Safety Beams • Tension Reverse
  • 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 Floors
  • Foundation Cracking
  • Roofing • Roofing Materials and Condition • Estimated Age and Remaining Life • Flashing around Vents, Chimneys and Walls • Gutters • Downspouts • Skylights • Chimneys
  • Roof Age
  • Curled Wood Shakes
  • Moss Growth on Roof
  • Clogged Gutters
  • Faulty Downspouts
  • Interiors • • • • • Wall, Ceiling and Floor Finishes Window and Doors Stairways Fireplaces Safety • Emergency Egress • Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors
  • • Water in Basement Water in Basement
  • Waterproofing Systems Waterproofing Systems
  • Waterproofing Systems
  • 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 Tanks
  • • Gas Furnace in Crawlspace Gas Furnace in Crawlspace
  • • Oil Furnace Oil Furnace
  • Insulation and Ventilation • • • • • • Insulation Type and Level Adequacy of Attic and Crawl Space Ventilation Vent Fans Discharging to Exterior Moisture Barriers Rodent Activity Organic Growth
  • • Exhaust Vent into Attic Attic Insulation
  • Plumbing • Plumbing Materials for Supply and Waste • Leakage • Water Heater Age and Condition • Seismic Safety • Water Main and Gas Shutoffs • Possible Sewer Line Scoping
  • Galvanized Steel
  • Electrical • Size and Location of Service Drop • Main Electrical Panel • Breakers and Connections • Secondary Panels • Branch Wiring • Outlets and Fixtures • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
  • Double Taps
  • Ungrounded Systems
  • Appliances • • • • • Type Operability Safety Recalls Laundry Connections
  • Wood Destroying Organisms • • • • • • • Rot Fungus Carpenter Ants Moisture Ants Dampwood Termites Subterranean Termites Wood Boring Beetles Conducive Conditions
  • Carpenter Ants Infestation Carpenter Ant Insulation
  • Carpenter Ant Damage Carpenter Ant Damage
  • The Inspection • Summary – Verbal discussion of the major items – Opportunity for questions • Agreement and Payment
  • 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 – Maintenance
  • 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 inspection
  • All Done!
  • After Class… Please fill out the survey that was handed out at the beginning of class. We appreciate the feedback! Check out our upcoming classes and events at: http://www.redfin.com/events Questions? Get in touch: Collin Horn collin.horn@redfin.com