YOU AND (WITH YOUR PERMISSION) YOUR REALTOR WILL BOTH RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC INSPECTION REPORT THE SAME DAY AS THE INSPECTION!

 

The Report:

  • The Home Inspection Report that I deliver is second to none

  • I use the Home Gauge leading software to produce the most complete & comprehensive Inspection Report available in the Industry today.

  • I won’t give you a carbon copy of a report or a report with check marks and a grading system that can be confusing & misleading.

  • When it comes to negotiating discrepancies discovered during the inspection, if you can't read or understand the report what good is it?

  • If you are selling a home a Pre-sale inspection is strongly advised. It is a proven fact that homes with pre-sale inspections sell much faster than homes with out. Your Inspection Report will be a very powerful tool to help you sell your home.

 

Beware of onsite reports:

  • I do not deliver or believe in onsite reports. As with every home inspection I perform, extreme care and pride goes into every inspection.

  • The report I produce. It takes me on average between 1 and 2 hours to prepare every report.

  • The couple of extra hours it will take you to receive your report will be well worth your wait.

  • I guarantee that you will be just as impressed with your report as you will with your inspection.

 

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS:

  • You’ve heard the phrase,“ A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS”, Well, It’s true, a picture is worth a thousand words, Especially when it comes to understanding discrepancies found with your multi-thousand dollar investment.

  • Your home inspection report will have digital pictures

 

Same Day Reports:

  • Most of my Inspection reports are emailed to you and your Realtor the same day as the home inspection. This way you and your Realtor

  • You can go over the inspection report from the comfort of your own home and get the ball rolling on any issues that may require further negotiations.

  • At your request, reports may also printed and sent to you via USPS

  • Home Inspections reports may also be burned onto a compact disc, or faxed to you, in color or black & white.

  • Your home inspection report will have a wealth of information about your new home in it. This is a document you will want to save for future reference.

  • Not only will I point out discrepancies with your prospective new home, but I also point out the positive aspects as well.

Tips on Reading a Home Inspection Report.

 

When interviewing a home inspector, ask the inspector what type of report format he or she provides. There are many styles of reports used by property inspectors, including the checklist, computer generated using inspection programs, and the narrative style.

Some reports are delivered on site and some may take as long as 4 - 6 days for delivery. All reporting systems have pros and cons. Premier Home Inspection offers a narrative style computer generated report, normally e-mailed to you the day following the inspection. A hard copy will also be mailed to you.

The most important issue with an inspection report is the descriptions given for each item or component. A report that indicates the condition as "Good", "Fair" or "Poor" without a detailed explanation is vague and can be easily misinterpreted. An example of a vague condition would be:

Kitchen Sink: Condition - Good, Fair, or Poor.

None of these descriptions gives the homeowner an idea about what is wrong. Does the sink have a cosmetic problem? Does the home have a plumbing problem? A good report should supply you with descriptive information on the condition of the site and home. An example of a descriptive condition is:

Kitchen sink: Condition - Minor wear, heavy wear, damaged, rust stains, or chips in enamel finish. Recommend sealing sink at counter top.

As you can see, this narrative description includes a recommendation for repair. Narrative reports without recommendations for repairing deficient items may be difficult to comprehend, should your knowledge of construction be limited.

Take the time and become familiar with your report. Should the report have a legend, key, symbols or icons, read and understand them thoroughly. The more information provided about the site and home, the easier to understand the overall condition.

At the end of the inspection your inspector may provide a summary with a question and answer period. Use this opportunity to ask questions regarding terms or conditions that you may not be familiar with. A good inspector should be able to explain the answers to your questions. If for some reason a question cannot be answered at the time of the inspection, the inspector should research the question and obtain the answer for you. For instance, if the inspector's report states that the concrete foundation has common cracks, be sure to ask, "Why are they common?" The answer you should receive will be along these lines: common cracks are usually due to normal concrete curing and or shrinkage. The inspector's knowledge and experience is how the size and characteristics of the cracking is determined.

We recommend that you accompany your inspector through the entire inspection if possible. This helps you to understand the condition of the home and the details of the report.

Read the report completely and understand the condition of the home you are about to purchase. After all, it is most likely one of the largest investments you will ever make.

 

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