Home Inspector Insight

WHY GET A PRE-LISTING HOME INSPECTION?

 

Why should sellers consider a pre-listing home inspection?

 

A pre-listing inspection can uncover previously unknown problems – major and minor – allowing sellers the opportunity to make repairs, updates or replacements as needed or as they wish.

 

Homes that are already on the market can be at a disadvantage if problems are revealed during a subsequent home inspection. Issues that sellers were previously unaware of could keep a property from selling at its highest potential price, when it’s too late to address them.

 

A home in better condition will normally sell for more than one with problems that could have been corrected.

 

Examples include a roof that needs replacing, heating that functions poorly and plumbing fixtures that leak. By addressing these types of issues before the home goes on the market, you can list your home with greater knowledge of its condition. This can result in cleaner offers and a smoother transaction for both parties. Being well-informed works to everyone’s advantage.

 

Our Pillar To Post home inspections include a comprehensive report, complete with photos, printed on-site so there’s no waiting for results. This allows sellers to get the information you need right away so you can decide on your next steps prior to listing. You can also share the report with potential buyers.

 

This is especially important when it comes to issues that might not be addressed or repaired prior to sale. If repairs are made prior to listing, be sure the seller can present records of the work being done, including any necessary permits.

 

With a pre-listing inspection in hand, you can market your sellers’ homes with greater confidence and for a better price.

 

 

THE PILLAR TO POST DIFFERENCE

  • The Pillar To Post Inspection Report is generated on-site at the completion of the inspection, so your client won’t have to wait for the results.

 

  • All Pillar To Post inspectors carry E&O insurance to protect you, the referring agent.

 

  • Three different Home Inspection Packages to choose from that allows you to select the range of services you prefer - click here to learn more.

 

  • As North America’s leading home inspection company, Pillar To Post is committed to providing the highest quality service to real estate professionals and their clients.
JANUARY IS RADON AWARENESS MONTH:

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

Any home can have a radon problem – old or new homes, well-sealed or drafty homes, homes with or without basements. The EPA estimates that nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. have elevated radon levels. Prolonged exposure to unsafe levels of radon can increase the risk of lung cancer; in fact, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Lung cancer caused by avoidable radon exposure is preventable, but only if radon issues are detected and mitigated prior to prolonged exposure in homes and buildings. There is real risk in not knowing if a home has a high level of radon.

 

WHAT IS RADON?

 

Radon is a naturally occurring odorless, colorless, radioactive gas formed by the ongoing decay of uranium in soil, rocks, sediments, and even well or ground water. While radon that escapes into the atmosphere is not harmful, dangerously high concentrations can build up indoors, exposing occupants to possible health risks.

 

HOW DOES RADON GET INTO A HOME?

 

Radon can migrate into the home in several ways. Openings or cracks in basement walls, foundations or floors are common avenues. Sumps, basement drains, and spaces between gas or water fittings can also allow radon into the structure. Other entry points can include gaps in suspended floors and cavities within walls.

 

HOW CAN I MAKE SURE MY CLIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES AREN’T AT RISK?

 

We encourage homeowners to add radon testing to the home inspection process. Your Pillar To Post Home Inspector will set up the monitoring equipment in the home and report on the results. If an elevated level of radon is detected, steps can be taken to reduce the concentration to or below acceptable levels inside virtually any home. This can include a relatively simple setup such as a collection system with a radon vent pipe, which prevents radon from entering the home in the first place. Professional mitigation services can provide solutions for a home’s specific conditions.

 

Contact Pillar To Post Home Inspectors to schedule radon testing when you book your next home inspection.
THE PILLAR TO POST DIFFERENCE
  • The Pillar To Post Inspection Report is generated on site at the completion of the inspection, so your client won’t have to wait for the results.

 

  • All Pillar To Post inspectors carry E&O insurance to protect you, the referring agent.

 

  • Three different Home Inspection Packages to choose from that allow your client to select the range of services they prefer - click here to learn more.

 

  • As North America’s leading home inspection company, Pillar To Post is committed to providing the highest quality service to real estate professionals and their clients.