Peace of Mind - Would you purchase a car without looking under the hood? If you looked under the hood, would you know what you were looking at, or what to look for to indicate its condition? Getting a home inspection is like getting a check-up for your house, but before it becomes your house. It provides you the peace of mind knowing that if you buy the home, it will be everything that you expected.
Negotiating Power - A home inspection helps you identify issues that you and/or the seller may not be aware of and, once you know the actual condition of the home, you can negotiate for completion of repairs and/or a lower asking price.
SEG's Buy-Back Guarantee - Most home inspectors will do their best to find all possible issues in their inspection, but every inspector at some point will miss something. SEG wants to make sure that you never pay for a mistake we make, so we've gone beyond the promise to do 'our best' and we make this guarantee: if we ever miss a covered item which we should have identified and reported, we will buy your home back. So, if you are looking for a home inspector and you don't know who you should choose. Ask them, 'Do you offer a 'Buy-Back Guarantee'?
A home inspection gives you peace of mind and the power to negotiate.
Legal Protection - By granting a prospective client access to the home inspection the seller has tangible evidence that Full Disclosure was provided, thereby protecting the seller in the case where a buyer changes his mind or claims that a condition existed prior to the sale.
Confidence - A pre-listing home inspection gives the seller confidence. If he chooses to accompany the inspector, he will benefit from explanations on the various systems of the home, how they should work and details about the issues found.
Negotiating Power - With knowledge about the actual condition of the home he will be able to make repairs before the client views the home. He will be able to price repairs and better determine if he would rather order the repairs himself or offer the home "as is". If "as is", he will be in a better position to negotiate a fair asking price, as opposed to the client insisting on an overinflated mark-down on the sale price.
Overwhelmed when selling or buying a house? Relax...here are the four things that really matter in a home inspection...
A house, like a car, requires regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly, so why wouldn't you get a manual to tell you how to maintain it, just as you would when buying a car? SEG believes every home inspected by us should come with its own manual, so we provide new buyers a free copy of InterNACHI's book "Now That You've Had a Home Inspection". Be sure to ask for your free copy when you receive your inspection report. See sample report...