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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