Redfin's Free Inspection Class - Seattle, WA

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  • Redfin's Free Inspection Class - Seattle, WA

    1. 1. Home Inspection Class Collin Horn Redfin Central Seattle Team November 4, 2013 Seattle, WA @Redfin Facebook.com/Redfin
    2. 2. 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
    3. 3. Working with Redfin
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. 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
    6. 6. Introduction to the home inspection process
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. Choosing An Inspector • You Get to Choose Your Inspector • Criteria to Consider: • Availability • Recommendation from realtor • Sample Report • Reviews • Cost
    9. 9. 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,
    10. 10. Choosing An Inspector • Redfin Open Book
    11. 11. Choosing An Inspector
    12. 12. 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.
    13. 13. 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
    14. 14. 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
    15. 15. Tools Used • • • • • • • • • Flashlights Probing Tools Thermometers Moisture Meters Carbon Monoxide Detectors Combustible Gas Detectors Digital Cameras Infrared Cameras Training and Experience
    16. 16. Infrared Moisture Detection Infrared Moisture Detection
    17. 17. Infrared - Overheating Breaker Infrared - Overheating Breaker
    18. 18. 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
    19. 19. Exteriors • • • • • • • • Lot Slope and Drainage Siding Condition Windows and Doors Driveways and Walkways Decks and Patios Fencing Retaining Walls Detached Buildings
    20. 20. Vegetation Contact
    21. 21. Weathering
    22. 22. Garages • Proper Fire Barrier • Self Closing Interior Door • No Penetrations in Interior Walls or Ceilings • Operation of Overhead Doors • Safety Beams • Tension Reverse
    23. 23. 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
    24. 24. Foundation Cracking
    25. 25. Roofing • Roofing Materials and Condition • Estimated Age and Remaining Life • Flashing around Vents, Chimneys and Walls • Gutters • Downspouts • Skylights • Chimneys
    26. 26. Roof Age
    27. 27. Curled Wood Shakes
    28. 28. Moss Growth on Roof
    29. 29. Clogged Gutters
    30. 30. Faulty Downspouts
    31. 31. Interiors • • • • • Wall, Ceiling and Floor Finishes Window and Doors Stairways Fireplaces Safety • Emergency Egress • Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors
    32. 32. • Water in Basement Water in Basement
    33. 33. Waterproofing Systems Waterproofing Systems
    34. 34. Waterproofing Systems
    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 Tanks
    36. 36. • Gas Furnace in Crawlspace Gas Furnace in Crawlspace
    37. 37. • Oil Furnace Oil Furnace
    38. 38. 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
    39. 39. • Exhaust Vent into Attic Attic Insulation
    40. 40. Plumbing • Plumbing Materials for Supply and Waste • Leakage • Water Heater Age and Condition • Seismic Safety • Water Main and Gas Shutoffs • Possible Sewer Line Scoping
    41. 41. Galvanized Steel
    42. 42. Electrical • Size and Location of Service Drop • Main Electrical Panel • Breakers and Connections • Secondary Panels • Branch Wiring • Outlets and Fixtures • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
    43. 43. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
    44. 44. Double Taps
    45. 45. Ungrounded Systems
    46. 46. Appliances • • • • • Type Operability Safety Recalls Laundry Connections
    47. 47. Wood Destroying Organisms • • • • • • • Rot Fungus Carpenter Ants Moisture Ants Dampwood Termites Subterranean Termites Wood Boring Beetles Conducive Conditions
    48. 48. Carpenter Ants Infestation Carpenter Ant Insulation
    49. 49. Carpenter Ant Damage Carpenter Ant Damage
    50. 50. The Inspection • Summary – Verbal discussion of the major items – Opportunity for questions • Agreement and Payment
    51. 51. 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
    52. 52. 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
    53. 53. All Done!
    54. 54. 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

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