Category: Seller Preparation Inspection

How to Prepare Your Listings for a Fall/Winter Sale

Throughout the years of working with clients during home inspections we have recognized consistent issues with winter home inspections that can be prevented with proactive steps by sellers.  As you may know, items such as swimming pools, cooling systems and lawn irrigation systems can not be fully inspected in the colder months. Joe DeLaurentis give us tips on how to manage these items now for a seamless transaction later.

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Taking the Guesswork out of Curb Appeal

It’s true what they say: first impressions matter. This applies to your home too. Landscaping and yards are not included in a home inspection, but they do make a difference in the appearance of a home. Whether you’re selling, buying or want to spruce up your existing home, here are some great ways to boost your home’s curb appeal, shared with us by Torrison Stone.

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Seller Preparation Inspection: Less Stress, Faster Sale

Home Inspectors find defects; it comes with the territory. A small number of these deficiencies are expected based upon the age and general condition of the home. Whereas an inordinate amount of deficiencies will make a home buyer “feel” differently about the home – overwhelmed and disenchanted. Over 50% of home inspection findings are deferred maintenance, easily fixable by a handy homeowner or handyman. Having Home Inspection information available prior to listing a house “For Sale” has many transaction benefits…

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How Safe is a Twenty-Year-Old Wood Framed Deck?

May is Deck Safety Month, and we’re coming up on grilling season, so we thought it is an appropriate time to discuss this common backyard installation. We receive phone calls and emails about aging systems in people’s homes all the time.

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