Passing Your SWFL Home Inspection
Adam Dalton owns 239 Inspection Services here in Southwest Florida. His company is one that our clients have used A LOT and are always satisfied with the service provided. Adam took the time to answer some questions that I thought you'd find value in knowing, whether you're on the buying side OR the selling side of a home sale inspection. First, the difference between a "buyer" inspection and a "seller" inspection.
Sellers, listen up! Adam HIGHLY RECOMMENDS a pre-listing inspection before you put your home on the market. I'd go a step further and say before we even take professional photos, just in case there's a repair that proves vital to fix before listing your home. These reports provide homeowners with an in-depth look at the current condition of their home, including systems and appliances.
Why bother? It can save you the time, headache, and money involved when the buyer's inspection takes place once you're already under contract.
When preparing for an inspection, make sure the inspector has access to the attic and/or storage closets that might usually be locked.
Inspections Under Contract
Here, we're talking about the home inspections that the buyer will pay for when your home is under contract. Depending on the type of property and what your insurance/lender might require, the typical inspections include:
- General home inspection
- Termite inspection
- Mold inspection
- Wind mitigation
- 4-point inspection
5 Common Inspection Findings
With years of experience, Adam lists the five common inspection findings for Southwest Florida homes in particular.
1. Air Conditioning Issues
3. Roof or Plumbing Leaks
Of course, he goes into more detail about each issue in the video interview linked below. But these are the areas you should be aware of and try to address before you have an inspection.
Adam also talks about a few regional issues to be aware of, such as Polybutylene Pipes, and Chinese Drywall. Skim through our interview below! And of course, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our team ([email protected]), or Adam's team ([email protected]) directly.
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