Placing an offer on a house is a serious decision that requires a lot of thought. Observe Home Inspections, LLC is here to make sure you choose the right home for you. We provide pre-offer real estate inspections in Bel Air & Abingdon, MD.
Our home inspection expert will walk you through the entire process and point out any major issues we see with the house. We'll even provide you with a pre-offer real estate consultation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
To make sure you choose the perfect home for you and your family, our home inspector will walk you through a pre-offer real estate consultation. We follow a specific process for the 2 types of consultations we offer;1. Walk & talk inspection / Consultation for buyers and
2.Pre-listing Inspection for Sellers
1. What Is a Walk And Talk Inspection / Consultation?
Walk and Talk Consultations - When you don’t have enough time for a full home inspection, or if you’re browsing the market for multiple homes at once, our consultations can help you learn exactly what you want to know about a home before you buy it. The inspector will walk with you and can inform you with all the questionable technical aspects as well as you will be able to solve questions immediately and onsite.
It's an advantage in a Seller's market to place an offer without home inspection but to have the walk & talk inspection / consultation by an experienced inspector and to have a safer approach of your offer.
There would be no report in this case so the cost would be extremely convenient.
2. Pre-listing inspection
A pre-listing inspection covers all of the standard items that any conscientious home inspector reviews during a site visit, including the following areas:
• Electrical: including service box, surge protection, fixtures, receptacles, and switches
• Exterior: including siding, decks, driveways, drainage, and vegetation
• Fireplaces: includes fuel-burning appliances and ventilation
• HVAC: including furnaces, ductwork, and air conditioners
• Insulation and ventilation: including vapor barriers, dryer vents, and air leaks
• Interior: including walls, stairs, built-in cabinetry, doors, and appliances
• Plumbing: including water, sewer, venting, and fuel systems
• Roofing: including coverings, flashing, chimneys, and drainage
• Structure: including walls, floors, and framing
It’s important to understand that the inspection report is purely informational for home sellers. You are never required to fix anything that turns up in the report—there’s no such thing as a mandatory repair before you put your home on the market.
What you decide to make repairs or improvements is completely up to you. The inspection report is a great starting point for a conversation with your real estate agent about pricing, and you may also discuss whether certain investments could help you get more for your house or help to sell it more quickly. An excellent REALTOR® will know what sells—and what you can skip.
The one thing you are legally obligated to do is to disclose any defects that you know about the property. Sellers do this through a disclosure statement, the details of which vary by state. In general, you’ll be responsible for revealing major defects that you know about, such as pests, leaks, unpermitted improvements, and problems with home systems such as the furnace or wiring.
A seller’s inspection just gives you the information you need to plan ahead.