Mark E. Reed Professional Real Estate Inspector Oklahoma Lic.# 114
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Sales Made Easy with Pre-Sale Inspections
Showing and selling a home can be made easy if you know how the condition of your home measures up in today's competitive real estate market. The main goal of the Pre-Sale inspection is to alert the owner of any condition that could prevent a smooth sale and closing on their home. Here are some of the benefits of a pre-sale inspection.
Create a good first impression
Never underestimate the importance of the outward appearance. Potential buyers and inspectors they may hire, begin their decision making process with their first glance at your property. Let the pre-sale inspection show you where to invest your time and money.
Eliminate rough negotiations
An unbiased inspection can head off unnecessary rough negotiations. If a roof needs immediate repair or replacement it is much easier to negotiate the sale if you are convinced of the condition before hand.
Eliminate last minute surprises
Nothing else can build more anxiety than unexpected last minute repair bills. They can diminish expected proceeds from the sale of your property.
Reveal cosmetic flaws
Often buyers are alarmed by drywall cracks, misaligned doors and brick veneer cracks causing them to pass up a property that they were seriously interested in. These problems are often caused by normal settlement and should not be allowed to influence the buyer's interest or an inspector's opinion.
Create more interest
Suggestions from a pre-sale inspection can make the home more attractive to prospective buyers. These suggestions often deal with improving minor flaws and it's generally the minor flaws that give you the headaches. Chipped paint, doors that stick, leaking faucets and dangling light fixtures can be a quick turn off to prospects. Sellers who are willing to invest in minor maintenance and improving the appearance of their home are more likely to have a smooth sale.
What the Pre-Sale Inspection Includes
The inspection specializes in areas where unexpected repairs are frequently found. One or more these items can be expensive to repair. The Pre-Sale inspection will eliminate last minute surprises that can kill a sale or make negotiations rough. The following is the list of areas covered in the Pre-Sale Inspection.
- Check for abnormal signs of settlement that may require foundation repair.
Roof and Roof Structure
- Check for deteriorated roof covering in need of repair of replacement.
- Check for proper bracing of roofing structure.
- Check for signs of water penetration.
Grading and Drainage
- Check for proper grading and drainage around perimeter of dwelling to prevent ponding or water penetration.
Framing Structure and Finishes
- Check for signs of weaknesses in the framing structure such as sagging floor or ceiling joist and sagging headers over doors or windows.
- Check for signs of racking of the framing structure such as misaligned doors and windows.
- Check for signs of water penetration at interior walls and ceilings.
- Check for deteriorated siding or trim at exterior walls.
- Check firebox for loose or broken firebrick.
- Check flue for accumulation of creosote.
- Identify type of conductors used on branch circuits .
- Check for proper sizing of circuit breaker to conductors.
- Check for proper bonding to grounding at panel box.
- Check for GFCI at required locations.
- Check fixtures for proper drainage and leakage.
- Check water heater for proper operation and installation.
Air Conditioning and Heating System
- Check system for proper operation and installation.
- Check pool structure for signs of settlement that may require repair.
- Check pool surfacing for signs of wear that may require plaster repair or replacement.
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