Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home, Watts Home Inspections provides professional and quality service from the moment you call us. Our certified home inspectors will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn. We strictly follow the Standards of Practice for home inspectors established by ASHI, the leading home inspection association.
After we walk through the home together, we will explain the general condition of the home and systems with you and your agent. We will talk through any major issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. We will also mention the items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance. All of this will be detailed in our easy-to-read Spectora report, which will be delivered in HTML and/or PDF format. From that report, you will be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.
Why Get a Buyer’s Inspection:
A buyer’s home inspection is important for the buyer of the home to gain perspective on the home they intend to purchase. A buyer’s inspection will help you decide if a home is right for you, and avoid homes that have substantial and costly defects.
What is a Pre-Listing Inspection?
A pre-listing inspection is the same as a buyer’s inspection, but it is done by the homeowner and not the buyer. The inspector will assess the home & its major systems to determine if the home has been well-maintained and that the home is in good condition to be put up for sale.
The majority of buyers choose to get a buyer’s inspection, so a pre-listing inspection is a good idea for homeowners, so that the buyer’s inspection doesn’t find any major defects that the owner didn’t know about.
Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection:
- Can reveal problems that the owner wasn’t aware of
- Is useful for comparing to the buyer’s inspection
- Allows the owner & realtor to properly price the home when listing
- Creates trust with potential buyers
- Increase market value