• Pre-listing inspections

    "When the condition of the home is disclosed before the home is listed, there are no surprises" Mark Hilbig

    There is an increasing trend in home owners obtaining a home inspection before they place their property for sale. An inspection allows the sellers many advantages:

    1. Helps the seller to sell their property faster and easier by using the pre-sale report as a marketing tool
    2. The condition of the home is disclosed, and 11th hour negotiations are eliminated
    3. Buyers are more confident in making an offer on an inspected property
    4. The report can aid the seller in securing a higher asking price if issues do not exist or have been resolved
    5. Obtaining a pre-listing inspections allows the seller to realistically price the home if major problems do arise from the report. Lets face it. These days buyers do request home inspections and the problems are going to be disclosed then. It is better to know what they are going to find then dealing with counter-offers or loss in sale.
    6. There may be issues raised that require a specialists further evaluation, which can be performed prior to listing, rather then in the middle of time sensitive negotiations that could delay or even eliminate the sale of your property.
    7. The seller can fix the repairs and has the time to shop for the best price

    The Pre-sellers report is the same great inspection as the pre-purchase report. A&M will take the seller on a detailed walk through once the inspection is complete and will be provided with a valuable report within 24 hours. And the home buyer is not left out. Once an offer is made Mark will meet with the home buyer, at their discretion, either before or after they purchase the home to have an on-site review of the inspection and report. The report is explained and valuable advice on house maintenance is provided.

    So what if the buyer still wants their own home inspection. That is great. Two inspections will only strengthen the condition of the home and confidence in the buyer.

    Components Included in an A&M Home Inspection:


    Inspect: installed heating equipment, vents, flues & chimneys
    Describe: energy source & heating method


    Inspect: installed cooling system, refrigerant lines, condensate line
    Describe: energy source & cooling method


    Inspect: all fixtures & faucets, drain waste & vent piping, water heater, water pumps & related piping
    Describe: materials used, energy source of water heater & location of main water shut off


    Inspect: service drop, entrance conductors, main disconnects, grounding, service panels, GFI’s, fixtures, switches & recepticles
    Describe: amps & voltage rating of service, location of main disconnects


    Inspect: foundation & framing
    Describe: floor structure, wall & ceiling structure, roof structure & methods used to inspect attic


    Inspect: wall covering, flushing & trim, exterior doors, decks, balconies, steps & porches, eaves, soffit & facia, walk ways & driveways
    Describe: the exterior wall coverings


    Inspect: roof covering, drainage systems & flashings, skylights, chimneys & roof penetrations
    Describe: roof coverings & methods used to inspect the roof

    Insulation and Ventilation

    Inspect: insulation & vapor barriers in unfinished spaces, ventilation of attics & crawl spaces, mechanical ventilation systems