Future of Home Inspections

By
Home Inspector with All Around Home Inspections

The future of Home Inspections

Since home inspections have slowed down because of the market I recommend to sellers to have a Presale Inspection. The reason for this is so that the seller can know what items in the home need repair or replacement so the sale can go thru quicker and with less problems. The seller can either fix the problems or give some kind of credit towards the buyer to make the sale move along smoothly where everyone involved is happy. If at anytime I can be of service to any seller or buyer please feel free to call 631-495-5177 and I will do my best to help as much as possible.                                                                                                                        Regards; Len Ungar [All Around Home Inspections]

Comments (4)

Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY
Leonard, I feel like ALL homes should be inspected prior to lisiting. We go about doing it backwards now!
Apr 19, 2008 03:15 AM
Deb Jamail
HomeLife Southern Properties - Galveston, TX
Galveston County Real Estate

Here in Texas, inspectors do a code inspection.  This can open a huge can of worms.  The home may have met code inspections when it was bulit, but now years later it does not.  I just had an inspection on a home, I represent the buyer.  Under water heating equipment was checked "Gas line is missing drip leg"  I phoned the inspector to ask him to explain ....His reply  "We don't need those in Texas as we don't use wet gas".  My reply.."Then why are you checking it as in need of repair?"  He replied.."Because I have to"..  I guess I am confused??????  I am all for inspections AND being pro-active..Maybe as Realtors we need more education on inspections!!

 

Apr 19, 2008 03:28 AM
Shawn Martin
Crosby Inspections - Vancouver, WA

Hello Leonard,

 

I believe it's the future as well, but it a pretty tough sell out here.  Could you share some of the things that you do to market this part of your business to your clients?  I would greatly appreciate any comments you may have

 

Sincerely,

Shawn Martin

Martin Home Inspection Services

www.martininspect.com

 

Apr 19, 2008 04:40 AM
Bill C. Merrell
Merrell Institute ~ Appraisal Education Network - Bohemia, NY
Ph.D. - Merrell Institue

All home should be inspected

All homes should be inspected

All homes should be inspected!

 

Well, gad I said it multiple times. Anyone buying a home without an inspection is taking a risk!

All the best!

Bill

Jun 20, 2008 03:46 AM