Pre-purchase property inspections are typically initiated by the buyer working with a realtor. Usually, the inspection is sought after an offer has been accepted. In this case the inspection is called a contingency inspection and findings from the inspection can be used to either adjust the offer price or seek other concessions from the seller.
Don’t Waive the Inspection – Waive the Contingency! Recently, many inspections are being conducted for “information only.” In these cases, the report will still contain a full list of observations, but will highlight any safety or undisclosed major defects, so that the buyer and their agent have recourse.
Deutsch Home Inspection builds a comprehensive inspection report tailored to the property and the client. We use advanced software to ensure we document all relevant findings.
We offer radon testing, sewer scopes and WDO inspections.
Our equipment includes thermal imaging, moisture detection and electrical testing equipment. While we will make every reasonable attempt to put our eyes and hands on every surface of the home, we follow strict safety guidelines and we practice a non-invasive “leave no trace” approach to reduce the risk of property damage.
Also called pre-listing inspections, these are conducted on behalf of the seller, usually also working with their listing agent. (Real Estate Agents – read more here!) A lot of people think that these are only for expensive homes, but that is a falsehood. Having a pre-inspected listing shows you to be a prepared, honest and low-pressure seller, which opens up your market to a much wider group of home buyers who will respond positively to having this information in-hand before they make an offer.