The Purpose of Home Inspections

The Purpose of Home Inspections

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It’s a new year and you probably have a new attitude take care of what you got! So when it comes to real estate, which is probably the most expensive investment you’ll ever make, so why not take care of it, too.

Not just for people that might be selling or buying a home. This is for everybody who has any money invested in real estate. So when you own real estate, even if it’s land, you want to take care of it. That means maintenance on your home, making sure that it’s safe and hopefully non-toxic.

How do you go about doing that? What would you do? What is the first thing you think of when you want to make your home safe? Especially for the elderly? How do you ensure your house is healthy? If you’re going to sell your home, what do you do first?

Today, Deborah Elliott-Shultz welcomes Ryan Lewis of AmPro Inspections to discuss the purpose of home inspections for current homeowners and as part of a pre-listing plan.

Part of the purpose of getting a pre-inspection before listing your home is to find out things that you can do to get your home ready for a new owner. Some of those things might be big, like re-roofing or water leaks. Those can take time and add stress to the already stressful event of selling a home. Knowing about it beforehand and taking care of it before listing the house can help lower stress levels by saving yourself time and money by knowing ahead of time what you need to do.

A pre-inspection usually starts with the roof. Water always follows the path of least resistance down and if there are any leaks, it will make its way down through the walls, insulation, etc. and cause water damage in all kinds of places.  With a pre-inspection, the next thing to inspect will be the gutters, ventilation system, plumbing, electrical, and other parts of the house.

Getting an inspection while you’re living in your home can help you decrease health hazards like getting the radon tested and other safety hazards like checking the gutters to make sure the foundation hasn’t been compromised or looking at the concrete walkways causing walking hazards.

Come listen as Deborah and Ryan discuss the many reasons to have an inspection and some of the amazing stories about the importance of inspections for your home. Plus, find out a few helpful hints to keep your appliances running well for years to come.

You can find out more information about AmPro Inspections at amproinspections.com or call Ryan Lewis at (719) 761-3328.

Are you interested in finding out about Deborah Elliott-Shultz and City of CS Real Estate and Lifestyle’s flat listing fee of $3500*? Call (719) 641-1357. And, have you heard about our buyer’s rebate? That’s right! We give back 1/3 of our commission to help you with your closing costs or to buy new appliances which will be reflected on the settlement statement, and you’ll get it at closing along with a W-9.

If you have any real estate questions, or to find out how City of CS Real Estate and Lifestyle can help make your real estate experience more affordable, call Deborah Elliott-Shultz at (719) 641-1357.

 

*If listed for under $600,000 and does not include the buyer’s agent fee.