What Home Buyers and Home Sellers Need To Know
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Your Home Inspection – What Really Matters
Buying a home? The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but can have the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, and what your inspector conveys to you during the inspection if you attend. All this, combined with the seller’s disclosure and what you notice yourself, can make the experience overwhelming. What should you do? Relax.
Most of your inspection will include maintenance recommendations, minor repairs and things to keep a watchful eye on. These are useful to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into these categories:
1. Major defects. An example of this would be something that cost thousands of dollars to repair.
2. Existing Conditions that could lead to major defects. A small roof-flashing leak, for example.
3. Safety hazards, such as an elevated deck that is not properly attached to the side of the home.
Everything in these categories should be understood, addressed and corrected. Often a serious problem can be repaired inexpensively to protect both life and property. While your inspector as a courtesy may identify minor problems, he will not identify every minor problem that exists in the home.
Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of major defects uncovered during a home inspection. While sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report, the inspection report will allow you and your agent to address major defects and safety issues found with the seller and their agent. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Try not to kill your deal over things that can be easily fixed. Real Estate agents have the experience to resolve these matters so buyer and seller are satisfied.
Call Accurate Home & Termite Inspections today to schedule your home inspection.
Help your Home Inspection go smoothly
Realtors and sellers of homes want the home inspection to go smoothly. It is important that the seller prepare the property for the home inspection. Here are some steps that Realtors and home sellers can take to ensure the inspection goes smoothly. Some of this might seem like common sense, but it never hurts to be prepared for your home inspection.
- Provide inspector access to the property on the day of the inspection.
- Make sure all gas, water and electric utilities are turned ON, and fuel oil is present in the tank if present. This is of special concern in vacant homes. Often, inspections are incomplete or canceled and home sales can fall apart because sellers and Banks do not turn ON utilities.
- Provide easy access to heating and cooling systems, hot water tanks, electric panels, attics and crawlspaces. Please empty the closet so the inspector can have access to the attic hatch.
- If any repairs or replacement maintenance (roofing, foundation, basement waterproofing, heating or cooling systems, electrical/plumbing, etc.) has been performed recently, leave copies of relevant paperwork on the kitchen table for review by the inspector and potential home buyer.
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Service and Satisfaction
Accurate Home & Termite Inspections takes pride in offering quality service to you. After more than 20 years in the Home Inspection Business and thousands of inspections performed, I’ve seen many Home inspectors who just don't take the time to do a thorough & accurate home inspection. I am so confident in my inspections that I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is.
I understand this is an important step in your life. Your making a big financial investment in your new home and you want to know what your buying. The last thing you want is to buy someone else's problems. This satisfaction guarantee is just one more way to demonstrate my desire and commitment to meet and exceed your expectations. Also, I want to ensure you have a positive home buying experience.
So, If you are not completely satisfied by the end of the home inspection – you pay absolutely nothing for the "home inspection". And, we will pay to have a second "home inspection" done by an inspector of your choice (up to the amount of the original inspection fee).
- You must be present for at least the last half hour of the inspection in order to review the inspection and discuss the findings with the inspector. You must request your payment be returned to you before leaving the property and before receiving the home inspection report. Any other inspections or testing performed during the home inspection are excluded from this guarantee.
- Our Home Inspection Agreement must be electronically agreed to or signed and received by us before the start of the home inspection in order to receive a refund.
- After previous conditions are met, your payment (personal check or cash) will be returned to you, or a refund for the original home inspection fee will be issued and mailed to the party who originated payment.
- A check will be generated by Accurate Home & Termite Inspections (dba Home Inspect Inc) to the home inspection company of your choice, in their company name, for their home inspection fee up to 100% of our original home inspection fee.
- The follow up (second) inspection must be performed by a certified home inspector (who is in compliance with PA State Law) on the original property inspected by us and must be completed within 10 days of our initial inspection.
- You will still be responsible for payment for any other services provided.
Accurate Home & Termite Inspections
151 W. Chocolate Ave, Ste 145, #31, Hershey, PA 17033
Serving Central Pennsylvania and these surrounding cities:
Harrisburg, Hershey, Hummelstown, Middletown, Annville, Lebanon, Palmyra, Lancaster, Lititz, Manheim, Elizabethtown, Mt Joy, Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, New Cumberland, York