Your Property Inspection

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Inspired by Teri Isner : Teri Isner broke down the property inspection into great detail. She brought up some great points. Basically, what’s important to the buyer. And what’s unnecessary and might kill the deal. 


In my opinion (and I’m not a property inspector or appraiser, nor play one on TV) The property inspection should be looked at in 3 ways.


  1. What is an appraiser going to object to!

  • Things that are health and safety issues really should be a priority.

  • Broken or inoperable windows

  • Torn or missing flooring

  • Missing hand rails

  • Peeling paint inside and outside

  • Furnace issues

  • Water heater issues

  • Roofing issues

  • And in some cases how the appliances work

  • As well as other things. Each loan type and / or state could be different


     2) What is a deal killer

  • The property is in a bad location. Maybe you don’t  ( or do) want to hear the fire department down the road every time there is an emergency.

  • The inspector finds an infestation of vermin or pests because this disturbs you deeply - creepy!

  • Things that absolutely can’t be repaired, fatal faults


     3) To Do’s

  • If the inspector finds little things that need to be fixed.

  • Maybe a loose non- threatening wire.

  • Some loose screws.

  • Doors that need to be straightened.

  • Unappreciated color choices.

  • Landscape that needs to be tended to and the appraiser found no fault with.  

  • Unattached building, barns and sheds that may or may not be part of the appraisal.

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Bob Crane
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Thanks Dena, this is a very good checklist.  I will forward this on to my property manager, Nicholas Crane .

May 17, 2017 10:48 PM #1
Praful Thakkar
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Dena Stevens - The most important of these 3 is - to focus and fix what is going to kill the deal.

May 17, 2017 10:50 PM #2
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