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Inspections

 

 

Complete Inspections 


For Sellers & Realtors

Many experienced agents and careful sellers request a pre-listing inspection to find any possible issues that may compromise the sale of a property in escrow. Here are some of the advantages of getting a pre-listing inspection before putting your property up for sale on the MLS:

•  Correct infestations, damage and defects prior to listing

•  Maximize your sell price and improve appeal of property

•  Better appeal and conditions against similar listings

•  Widen & increase prospective buyers interest

•  Improve asking and selling price of home for sale

•  Disclose infestations, damage and defects to price
   accordingly

•  Lessen chances of losing interested buyers to other sales.

 

For Buyers & Lenders

Most buyers, realtors and lenders recommend or request a termite inspection at time of making an offer and prior to removing contingencies to find if there are any infestations and costly repairs to be expected or planned. Here are some of the advantages to getting a purchase inspection:

•  Know condition of structure with infestations, damage and deficiencies

•  Expose condition of property and potential costs of treatment, repairs or
   replacement

•  Request correction prior to close of escrow or credit for costs to be incurred

•  Improve negotiating leverage to lessen listing price for a lower purchase price

•  Allow buyers to reconsider and withdraw their offer in case of doubt or high
   repair costs

•  Permits prospective buyers to compare known conditions with other similar
   properties


Our inspections are fair, straight to the point, detailed and thorough. Our reports list active infestations (section 1 items), issues conducive to infestation (section 2), inaccessible areas in need of further inspection (section 3) and relevant informational items (section 4). Each item addressed is followed with a recommendation and the cost of some items may be estimated upon request.


Most reports are faxed and/or emailed (PDF format) the following business day and a hard copy is sent via US mail upon request. The cost for full inspection reports will depend upon the size and location of the structure. Call our office for current pricing.

 


Limited Inspections


As a homeowner, it is a good idea to have your home periodically inspected for wood destroying organisms. Whether it's for a visible infestation or just for peace of mind, a limited inspection will provide an opportunity to review areas of concern. It will also address any potential problems and provide the homeowner with the knowledge that is needed to prevent infestations. We offer competitive pricing for limited Inspections and provide a detailed report addressing not only specific areas of concerns but other issues that may lead to infestations. Here are some of the advantages to getting a periodic limited inspection:

•  Find and correct hidden infestations and damage before costly repairs are incurred

•  Expose conditions that may lead to infestations, deterioration and damage

•  Obtain treatment and repair options from professional inspectors with years of
   experience

•  Compare prices, warranties and quality of work provided with other companies

•  Determine what priorities need to be addressed first and what can be deferred

•  Correct deficiencies or inadequacies before they lead to infestation and damage

•  Get informative recommendations for preserving your home and preventing
   infestations

 

We provide valuable, quality service with decades of experience in construction, entomology, integrated pest management, technological and chemical knowledge. The warranties provided for chemical treatments depend upon the type of treatment performed and can be discussed at time of inspection and will be noted in reports.

 


Re-Inspections

When work is in progress and additional hidden damage or infestation is exposed we recommend further inspection to determine the extent of the damage or infestation as well as the work or treatment to be done. We also provide re-inspections and report for work done by others within six months of the original inspection. Re-inspections and additional report are subject to a nominal fee depending on the location and time required. Please inquire with our office.

 


Free vs Fee Inspections

Some of the larger corporations or franchised companies offer so-called "Free Inspections" as a marketing tool and incentive to attract a wide variety of clients. The cost of all these free inspections is passed on to clients through a higher price for treatments and repairs.

We do not provide "free" inspections. We charge a nominal and reasonable fee to provide you with a thorough inspection, a detailed report and useful information that will help you make the right decision. We pride ourselves on the fact that there are no hidden fees in the cost of our treatments and recommendations.

 

Questions? Give us a call at 415-456-9620