Home Inspection ClassPresented by James MarksJune 19, 2012 Alpharetta, GAFollow: @RedfinAtlantaLike: http://www.facebook.c...
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...
Searching for a HomeSlide 5 of 48
Benefits of a MLS Powered Site   ● All the homes for sale: 30% more listings   ● You see what the agent sees: 4x the data ...
Make Sure He’s a Good Fit                          See all                          deals &                          revie...
How Our Team Works                                          AGENT                                          Responsible for...
InspectionsSlide 9 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:   • Member of American Society of Home     ...
Choosing An Inspector• Redfin Open BookSlide 12 of 48
Choosing An InspectorSlide 13 of 48
Choosing An Inspector• Other Sources:  • ASHI Website - www.ashi.org  • Angie’s List  • Yelp  • Friends and FamilySlide 14...
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 19 of 48
WeatheringSlide 20 of 48
Garages• Proper Fire Barrier  • Self Closing Interior Door  • No Penetrations in Interior Walls or Ceilings• Operation of ...
Structure•   Foundation•   Roof and Attic•   Crawl Space or Basement and Sub Flooring•   Interior Evidence of Structural M...
Foundation CrackingSlide 23 of 48
Roofing• Roofing Materials and Condition   • Estimated Age and Remaining Life• Flashing around Vents, Chimneys and Walls• ...
Roof AgeSlide 25 of 48
Curled Wood ShakesSlide 26 of 48
Moss Growth on RoofSlide 27 of 48
Clogged GuttersSlide 28 of 48
Faulty DownspoutsSlide 29 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•   Water Main and Gas Shu...
Galvanized SteelSlide 34 of 48
Electrical• Size and Location of Service Drop• Main Electrical Panel  • Breakers and Connections• Secondary Panels• Branch...
Ground Fault Circuit InterruptersSlide 36 of 48
Double TapsSlide 37 of 48
Ungrounded SystemsSlide 38 of 48
Appliances•   Type•   Operability•   Safety•   Recalls•   Laundry ConnectionsSlide 39 of 48
Wood Destroying Organisms•   Rot Fungus•   Carpenter Ants•   Moisture Ants•   Termites•   Wood Boring Beetles•   Conducive...
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 44 of 48
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  1. 1. Home Inspection ClassPresented by James MarksJune 19, 2012 Alpharetta, GAFollow: @RedfinAtlantaLike: http://www.facebook.com/RedfinAtlantaSlide 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. Searching for a HomeSlide 5 of 48
  6. 6. 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 6 of 48
  7. 7. Make Sure He’s a Good Fit See all deals & reviewsSlide 7 of 48
  8. 8. 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 8 of 48
  9. 9. InspectionsSlide 9 of 48
  10. 10. 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 10 of 48
  11. 11. Choosing An Inspector• You Get to Choose Your Inspector• Criteria to Consider: • Member of American Society of Home Inspectors? • Code Certified? CABO? • Availability • Cost • ReviewsSlide 11 of 48
  12. 12. Choosing An Inspector• Redfin Open BookSlide 12 of 48
  13. 13. Choosing An InspectorSlide 13 of 48
  14. 14. Choosing An Inspector• Other Sources: • ASHI Website - www.ashi.org • Angie’s List • Yelp • Friends and FamilySlide 14 of 48
  15. 15. 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 15 of 48
  16. 16. Tools Used• Flashlights• Probing Tools• Thermometers• Moisture Meters• Carbon Monoxide Detectors• Combustible Gas Detectors• Digital Cameras• Infrared Cameras• Training and ExperienceSlide 16 of 48
  17. 17. 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 17 of 48
  18. 18. Exteriors• Lot Slope and Drainage• Siding Condition• Windows and Doors• Driveways and Walkways• Decks and Patios• Fencing• Retaining Walls• Detached BuildingsSlide 18 of 48
  19. 19. Vegetation ContactSlide 19 of 48
  20. 20. WeatheringSlide 20 of 48
  21. 21. Garages• Proper Fire Barrier • Self Closing Interior Door • No Penetrations in Interior Walls or Ceilings• Operation of Overhead Doors • Safety Beams • Tension ReverseSlide 21 of 48
  22. 22. 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 22 of 48
  23. 23. Foundation CrackingSlide 23 of 48
  24. 24. Roofing• Roofing Materials and Condition • Estimated Age and Remaining Life• Flashing around Vents, Chimneys and Walls• Gutters• Downspouts• Skylights• ChimneysSlide 24 of 48
  25. 25. Roof AgeSlide 25 of 48
  26. 26. Curled Wood ShakesSlide 26 of 48
  27. 27. Moss Growth on RoofSlide 27 of 48
  28. 28. Clogged GuttersSlide 28 of 48
  29. 29. Faulty DownspoutsSlide 29 of 48
  30. 30. Interiors• Wall, Ceiling and Floor Finishes• Window and Doors• Stairways• Fireplaces• Safety • Emergency Egress • Carbon Monoxide and Smoke DetectorsSlide 30 of 48
  31. 31. 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 31 of 48
  32. 32. 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 32 of 48
  33. 33. Plumbing• Plumbing Materials for Supply and Waste• Leakage• Water Heater Age and Condition• Water Main and Gas Shutoffs• Possible Sewer Line Scoping• Septic tanksSlide 33 of 48
  34. 34. Galvanized SteelSlide 34 of 48
  35. 35. Electrical• Size and Location of Service Drop• Main Electrical Panel • Breakers and Connections• Secondary Panels• Branch Wiring• Outlets and Fixtures• Ground Fault Circuit InterruptersSlide 35 of 48
  36. 36. Ground Fault Circuit InterruptersSlide 36 of 48
  37. 37. Double TapsSlide 37 of 48
  38. 38. Ungrounded SystemsSlide 38 of 48
  39. 39. Appliances• Type• Operability• Safety• Recalls• Laundry ConnectionsSlide 39 of 48
  40. 40. Wood Destroying Organisms• Rot Fungus• Carpenter Ants• Moisture Ants• Termites• Wood Boring Beetles• Conducive ConditionsSlide 40 of 48
  41. 41. The Inspection• Summary – Verbal discussion of the major items – Opportunity for questions• Agreement and PaymentSlide 41 of 48
  42. 42. 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 42 of 48
  43. 43. 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 43 of 48
  44. 44. Thanks for attending!Slide 44 of 48

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