INSPECTION SERVICES

What is involved in a home inspection?

A professional, objective evaluation of more than 1,600 items inside and outside the home is the core of the Spruceview inspection. Book the inspection after your offer has been accepted. The contract/offer to purchase will stipulate the length of time you have to complete the inspection. You should allow at least a week to 10 days for the inspection booking; have your realtor accommodate that timing in the offer to purchase. If yours is a for-sale-by-owner arrangement, these same conditions and terms can be included in your offer to purchase.

At the end of the inspection, you will receive a complete written report (an extensive 18- to 20-page document); however, at Spruceview, we encourage clients to be present for the inspection – you will get so much more out of it than can be conveyed in a report. You will know the home inside out by the time you’ve gone through it with Spruceview. You’ll get a better understanding of the home’s condition and of any repairs or maintenance issues that may need attention.

Although Spruceview retains a copy of your inspection report for our files, we will not divulge any information about the home in question to anyone – your realtor, your lawyer, the current homeowner, your insurance company, anyone – without your express approval and consent. Spruceview works for you – and you only; the information is confidential for you to divulge as you see fit. Please remember: Spruceview’s primary goal is to protect your interests.

How long does an inspection take? What does it cost? When should you call?

If you are selling your home and want a pre-listing inspection in order to identify any defects or issues prior to the home selling, call prior to listing with a realtor. It can be to your advantage to have a pre-sale inspection done in order to undertake any necessary repairs. Having a pre-listing inspection can often speed up the home-sale transaction, and show potential homebuyers you have nothing to hide and that there are no major issues with the home. A pre-listing inspection lets the seller and buyer know exactly what they are getting into before negotiations are entered into and completed – saving time and aggravation.

 

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Generally, an inspection will take three to four hours, depending on size, features and age of the home – and on how many questions you, the client, may have. We always say: “we’ll not leave until all your questions are answered.”
Costs vary depending on a number of factors, including size and location of the home, features, age and services required. Our prices for home inspections are competitive. We believe people should not be penalized because they choose to live outside large urban centres. Please call and we’ll give you a quote: 780.689.5337
If you’re buying, book the inspection immediately after your offer has been accepted. The contract/offer to purchase will stipulate the length of time you have to complete the inspection. You should allow at least a week to 10 days for the inspection booking; have your realtor accommodate that timing in the offer to purchase. And remember…the realtor works for you. You are the one making the home purchase. That means the deal should revolve around you.