Winter has come to an end finally; the cold, snow and rain. We tend to be renewed yearly by the promise of spring time. It is a belief in all of mankind that it is time to reflect, renew ourselves and check in with that which needs to be released. As we inspect ourselves in reflection it is the moment to do a home inspection as well. It is the time of taking into stock the ravages of the winter months. We look within ourselves to know that which we desire to seed and grow personally. With our homes it comes with the territory of inspecting the roof, windows, walls and any repair that can beautify that which is our castle. Flowers and gardening also is part of the journey of inspection as we are daily nourished by the beauty of Mother Nature. We can hear the birds sing in the trees and know of the truth that comes with the season of spring. As we are encouraged and promised that the sun will shine, the snow will end and that the time for inspection of our homes is upon us. There may be leaks, windows to caulk, doors to fix and painting after the winter months of coldness. It is with this process of renewing ourselves and our homes that we follow a routine or ritual as part of the changing seasons in life. We tend to spend more time inside during the fall and winter months that create wear and tear on our homes besides the weather. There was a time when it was a fact in households that we put our winter clothes away, washed the windows and repaired our homes in anticipation for the summer. A home inspection in the spring prepares us for the season of summer.
Most new home sellers and some real estate agents share the belief that staging, painting and cleaning the house will attract potential buyers. Those who desire to sell their homes get involved in only shining them from outside – a kind of endless process that never reaches fruition if the inner structure is shaky.
Inspecting a property is not only a part of home selling/buying checklist, it is a mandatory requirement in almost all states in the US. Unfortunately, some sellers turn a blind eye to the real issues while requesting an interior decoration of the house with the agent. The next thing they know, the house is in need of termite control or facing a serious rodent infestation in the attic. The agent did mention it during initial consultation but the seller failed to take it seriously. All these information are passed on to the buyer and if the buyer is not satisfied with the condition of the house, your house will be back on the market.
A complete home inspection will give you enough time to correct any problem and entice potential buyers. Hiring a property inspector will at most make you $500 poorer. However, every penny that you spend on this inspection is worth it in the end. Inspecting the house prior to closing will save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs later. It will increase the value of your property and make it safe for living as well. A pre-sale inspection will help you address issues that are underneath and hiding. Your inspector will tell if the house needs a new baseboard due to water damage or a new roof due to asbestos problem. Then there are electrical issues if any that need to be addressed. A home inspector will pinpoint exactly what you need to correct these issues and whether the HVAC system needs to be replaced or not. A full-inspection report will make the buyer more confident about buying your house.