Category Archives: Inspections

How to Prepare for an Inspection

How to Prepare for an Inspection – Part II

No home is perfect. Anything from minor maintenance issues to major damage are often found. Even new homes are not immune – they could have problems with the plumbing, electrical system, heating and cooling system, or the roofing system just to name a few.

For homeowners, it’s important to be aware of any issues your home may have prior to putting it on the market. Getting a pre-listing home inspection will ensure that you’re aware of any problems and can take care of them on your terms – or present them as-is and adjust your selling price proportionally.  The alternative leaves you open to costly surprises and delays, and even potential deal-breakers once you’ve entered negotiations with the buyer. Read the rest of this entry

How to Prepare for an Inspection

How to Prepare for an Inspection – Part I


No home is perfect. Anything from minor maintenance issues to major damage are often found. Even new homes are not immune – they could have problems with the plumbing, electrical system, heating and cooling system, or the roofing system just to name a few.

For homeowners, it’s important to be aware of any issues your home may have prior to putting it on the market. Getting a pre-listing home inspection will ensure that you’re aware of any problems and can take care of them on your terms – or present them as-is and adjust your selling price proportionally.  The alternative leaves you open to costly surprises and delays, and even potential deal-breakers once you’ve entered negotiations with the buyer. Read the rest of this entry

Do I need an Engineer or a Home Inspector?

Do I need an Engineer or a Home Inspector?

You need a home inspector. When you hire a home inspector, you are hiring an experienced professional who has training and experience in the building industry. It is the job of the home inspector to not only evaluate the condition of the house’s major systems and structural integrity, but also to evaluate how these systems are working together and identify areas that need to be watched, repaired or replaced. Read the rest of this entry

A/C Learning Center – Part II

A/C Learning Center – Part II

The red boxed area is the Serial Number for this type of unit.  The “L” indicates the month of the manufacture.  “L” being the 12th  letter of the alphabet and the ‘01” being the last 2 numbers of the year, thus meaning this is a December 2001 manufacture date. Read the rest of this entry

A/C Learning Center – Part I

A/C Learning Center – Part I

What year and size is the Air Conditioning system?

Let me show you how YOU the Realtor can determine that on your own.  Remember that these dates are NOT installation dates, but they are the manufacture date and typically these dates are close to each other. Read the rest of this entry