What to Expect From Your Inspection

TPG Home Inspections are performed according to the Standards of Practice adopted by the States of Maryland, Virginia, and Internachi, the leading home inspection association for Washington, D.C.

 
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BUYER HOME INSPECTION

 

A Comprehensive Approach

When it comes to buying a home, what you see isn’t always exactly what you get.

As a buyer, your home inspection report offers a deeper understanding of whether the home has been well-maintained or needs major repairs. If you’re not satisfied with the home’s current condition, you can request the seller address the repairs or give you a credit toward the cost of repairs at closing. A report can also help you prioritize repairs and improvements after you buy the home, and plan for upgrades.

 

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SELLER HOME INSPECTION

A Pre-Emptive Approach

 

Eventually your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first.  Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:

  • It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third-party.

  • It helps you to price your home realistically.

  • It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that ...

  • Defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later.

  • There is no delay in obtaining the Use and Occupancy permit.

  • You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.

  • It may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.

  • It may alert you of items of immediate personal concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.

  • It may relieve prospect's concerns and suspicions.

  • It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.

  • Alerting you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.

Copies of the inspection report along with receipts for any repairs should be made available to potential buyers.