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You need a home inspector. When you hire a home inspector, you are hiring an experienced professional who has training and experience. It is the job of the property inspector to not only evaluate the condition of the house’s major systems and structural integrity, but also to evaluate how these systems are working together and to identify areas that need to be watched, repaired or replaced.
Our San Antonio home inspection service is a visual inspection of the structural elements and systems which are accessible.
This typically includes:
Foundation | Roofing | Exterior, Walls, Siding etc.. | Porches and Decks | Attic | Electrical systems | Plumbing Systems | Interior | Doors and Windows | Heating and Air Conditioning Systems | Ventilation | Fireplaces
We strongly encourage you to accompany the inspector so that you may ask questions and gain a better understanding of the systems in the home.
If you have any questions, or are interested in any other services, please contact us so we may discuss your needs.
The state of Texas via the Texas Real Estate Commission has created a standards of procedures that all home inspectors in Texas are required to follow. The entire SoP can be found here: Standards
Briefly, we are looking in five basic areas plus optional items:
I. Structural Systems Inspection
* Roof Cover and Structure
* Doors and Windows
* and more!
II. Electrical Systems Inspection
* Electric Panel
* Branch Circuits
III. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioner Inspection
* Ducts and Vents
IV. Plumbing Systems Inspection
* Water Fixtures
* Water Heating Equipment
* Hydro-Therapy Equipment
V. Appliances Inspection
VI. Optional Items
* Septic systems
* and more
This home inspection is generally performed on a home that is 10 or 11 months old and prior to the end of the builder’s one year warranty. Provide your builder with a list of items that need to be repaired.”Oh no, it’s been a very nice home” and other times I hear “This thing is like a bad dream that I can’t wake up from”. Chances are that you are somewhere in between. You have been pretty happy with your home, but it does have some areas that could be improved. Your one year warranty is about to expire on your new home and you don’t know if you should contact your builder over some “nit picking” things or not. What new home buyers don’t realize is that these items that are “nit picking” now can become major repairs down the road. Often they are only advanced warnings of things to come. If your builder or real estate agent was convinced that you didn’t need an inspection, and you went ahead and bought the home without the benefit of an independent inspection, then I’m telling you that it is of the utmost importance to have one before your warranty runs out.
Eventually your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:
- The seller can choose a San Antonio inspector or a home inspection service company in San Antonio rather than be at the mercy of the buyer’s choice of inspector.
- The seller can schedule the property inspection at the seller’s convenience.
- It might alert the seller of any items of immediate personal concern, such as foundation movement that can occur with the San Antonio heat and drought conditions or something easy like a worn door or window seal.
- The seller can assist the home inspector during the home inspection, something normally not done during a buyer’s inspection.
- The home inspection report can help the seller realistically price the home if problems exist.
- The property inspection report can help the seller substantiate a higher asking price if problems don’t exist or have been corrected.
A seller house inspection reveals problems ahead of time which might make the home show better.
- Gives the seller time to make repairs and shop for competitive contractors.
- Permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report.
- removes over-inflated buyer procured estimates from the negotiation table.
- The report might alert the seller to any immediate safety issues found, before agents and visitors tour the home.
- The report provides a third-party, unbiased opinion to offer to potential buyers.
- A seller inspection permits a clean home inspection report to be used as a marketing tool.
- A seller inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on the part of the seller.
- The report might relieve a prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions, before they walk away especially when its inspected by a Texas Licenced Real Estate Inspector
- The deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer’s inspection unexpectedly reveals a problem, last minute.
- The report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.
- Copies of the inspection report along with receipts for any repairs should be made available to potential buyers.