|California Real estate Inspection Services|
Remember, a good inspection can save you thousands of dollars in repairs or litigation.
Buying a home? This process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short amount of time. This often includes a written report, checklists, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All of this combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming.
What should you do? Relax! Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expentancies and minor imperfections. These are nice to know about, however, the issues that really matter fall into four categories:
1. Major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure.
2. Things that lead to major defects. A small roof-flashing leak, for example.
3. Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home.
4. Safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buzz bar at the electrical panel.
Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4).
Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective.
Home Inspection Planner
California Real Estate Inspection Services: CONTACTED:____CONFIRMED:____
REQUESTED DATE OF INSPECTION:___________________________________
_____ Place confirming call to buyer.
_____ Place confirming call to Seller's Realtor.
_____ Confirm with Seller's Realtor that Seller Received Seller's Checklist.
_____ If residence not occupied, ensure all utilities are operational.
_____ Confirm who will be present for VIP Inspection.
_____ Ensure all additional keys and garage door opener will be available.
_____ Ensure access entries are clear: Attic, Electrical Panels, Crawl Spaces, etc.
_____ Provide copy of Seller's transfer disclosure statement available.
documents if available (Maintenance contracts, Warranty Records,
_____ Note location of Electronic Control Panels (Pool & Spa, etc.)
_____ Any other specific instructions.
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