● Purchasing a new home is one of the largest investments most people will make in their lifetime. The process of buying a home can be an exciting time, but is also very emotional and most of the time very stressful. This emphasizes the need for an unbiased, third-party home inspection which can bring perspective and peace of mind to the process. A well-trained, experienced home inspector can save potential home buyers thousands of dollars in repair cost for deficiencies in the home that were either not disclosed or not evident. Our inspectors at American One Home Inspections are able to find deficiencies which are present in the home, can recognize prior repairs made to the home, and in many cases can see the potential for future problems that may develop. We encourage buyers to join us on the inspection and to ask questions as we move through the inspection process. This enables us to familiarize you with the house and educate you on the operation and maintenance of the various systems in the house. Our property inspection reports are thorough, clear and concise, with digital photos and a report summary, for quick reference and to aid in preparing a repair list for the sellers. Reports are delivered the same day of the inspection, generally within a few hours of finalizing the inspection. Reports are to the client in PDF format for easy delivery, printing and storage; allowing us to help reduce your risk as you make one of the most important purchases of your lifetime. We cannot guarantee the discovery of every single deficiency, but with our experience and desire to complete the most thorough inspection possible, you can rest at ease knowing your home inspectors have been thorough and detailed. After the inspection, we remain available for any questions or follow-ups that may be required.
Are you preparing your home to place it on the market? Most informed buyers will probably have a third-party inspection performed on your home prior to closing. An inspection will almost always reveal the need for deficiencies to be corrected before the buyers move forward with the purchase of the house. This could place you, as the seller, in a position to do some quick repairs to meet time constraints of the sales contract, which could cost considerably more than if you had time to do the repairs in a leisurely manner. Getting your home inspected before you put it on the market will help eliminate these kind of surprises and could save a lot of money on repair costs. A pre-listing inspection is also a great sales tool. Having a pre-sales inspection performed will ensure the potential buyers that you are concerned about their interest in the transaction and will give them more confidence to complete the purchase. A pre-listing inspection gives you the ability to list your home with confidence. It can also relieve considerable stress for you and your family during the sales process and buyers inspection should they choose to have one performed. They may not order an inspection if you have already provided one for them. This could greatly streamline the process and create plenty of goodwill.
Renting a new home can be just as important a transition as buying a home and can encompass much of the same difficulties. Preexisting defects in the rental property or unit can lead to the withholding of your deposit, lead to the interference of your quiet enjoyment of your home, and can simply add more stress to an already trying time. An American One Inspector will be able to locate and identify defects before they become real problems. By identifying such defects, it will allow you to have an added advantage in negotiating rent, as well as ensuring the landowner performs their due diligence in repairing the defect before you and your family move in. In addition, by having an American One Inspector locate and document these defects, it will maximize your chances of a full return on deposit when the time comes to transition out of your home.