Pre-Owned Home Inspections
Performing the highest quality home inspections in Central Virginia
A home inspection is a hands-on process where all of the systems are tested or operated to verify proper operation or installation. The inspection is done after the buyer makes an offer on a home but before the sale closes. It lets the buyer understand the property’s condition.
All doors and windows are opened and closed. Roofing materials are inspected. Air-conditioning and heating systems are operated. The plumbing is run thoroughout the home to enure their are no leaks inside the house or underneath it.
Pre-Listing Inspections (Seller Certified Home Program)
Before a home is placed on the market, a pre-listing inspection is a good idea. A great many sales are jeopardized due to surprises found on the buyer’s inspection day. As the seller, you can take out the element of surprise and address any potential concerns before putting your house on the market.
Why should I get a home inspection?
A home is a complicated combination of wood, nails, electrical systems, mechanical systems and piping. Without an inspection, a buyer has no way of knowing the functional condition of the home. A certified inspector has the professional expertise to examine every aspect of a home, including potential safety concerns and upcoming expenses, and make recommendations.
How quickly is the inspection report completed?
In most cases, we email the report shortly after the inspection is complete. We use custom software to build the inspection report as we conduct the work. We send the report out usually within minutes after the inspector has evaluated the house.
What training does a home inspector receive?
In Virginia, a home inspector must be licensed and certified. The license is governed by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, which sets minimum standards for home inspectors. At Award, we go beyond the state’s requirements. Each of our lead inspectors are also licensed electricians.
What are the benefits of a home inspection?
A home inspection is a tool that can be used in negotiations before a sale is finalized. If the inspector identifies a problem, the buyer can seek compensation. The realtor representing the buyer will advise them on how to proceed based on details in the report.
What types of things are inspected?
We inspect a home from rood to crawl space. We check the HVAC system, plumbing, appliances and electrical systems. If any component in the home is not functioning properly, it will be noted in the report. As well, we identify deferred cost items so that you can be prepared for the future.