WHAT TO EXPECT
As with any inspection, our goal is to identify current or potential deficiencies with the home you are considering so you can have a full picture of what you will be buying. We encourage our clients to be present during the final stages of the inspection, so that the inspector can fully focus on the task at hand and be available for questions when the work is complete. We do however, strongly suggest that you do attend since it will be easier for you to understand the final written report if you have seen the property from the inspectors perspective. Home inspections have proven to be a positive and educational experience for prospective home buyers.
WHO CAN UTILIZE THE INSPECTION?
The current condition of the property is a significant factor that should be considered before purchasing. BHI’s Computer generated professional home inspection report provides you with an experienced and impartial judgment of the suitability, condition and durability of each and every significant system and feature of the home.
After the inspection of an old or newly constructed property you will have a much clearer understanding of current and potential issues of the home you are about to purchase. This will aid you in making a confident, informed and educated buying decision.
Major repairs will be identified before you buy a property which can minimize unpleasant surprises afterwards and offer you the ability to re-negotiate price if the repairs are considerable in size. In addition, a property inspection will point out many positive aspects of the property plus the maintenance that will be necessary to keep it in good and functioning condition.
A pre-listing inspection and report will help expedite your property sale. It will also give you the opportunity to make any repairs that may be needed to make your home more sellable. A pre-sale inspection will eliminate last minute surprises which can cause the deal to fall apart. By accurately disclosing the property’s condition to potential buyers, you will more likely receive realistic offers and the deal will close with fewer problems. Homes that are inspected pre-sell offer the buyer a clear indication of the status of the home and will encourage a speedier sale. Surprises that arise after an offer is made often leads to longer delays and further price negotiation. Having your home inspected before selling offers a much more efficient process to both the buyer and the seller.
A Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspection is beneficial to bring to light newly developed issues that will be covered under your soon-to-expire home warranty. Ideally, this type of inspection should be booked at least one month before the warranty expires, to give the builder time to complete the repairs.
DETAILED FINAL WRITTEN REPORT
A common industry standard with reporting on housing inspections is to utilize a form style ‘check off ‘ report that is a template that the housing inspector simply goes through and checks of relevant issues. This process is efficient for the housing inspector, but we find it is not detailed enough for the client to be able to understand and follow.
We utilize a detailed computer generated report that includes written information as well as photographs from the actual home we are inspecting so that our client can easily orient themselves around the report, and know how to locate and understand the issues that were found. This style of reporting takes longer to prepare, and usually gets back to our client within 24 hours of the inspection. We value quality over speed, and we happily spend that extra time to ensure a thorough inspection report that you will understand. However, if time is an issue, we are happy to provide the quicker ‘check off’ report if requested.
Sample of our report: