Expert Advice - Inspections

Spring has sprung and we couldn’t be more excited about the fast-paced market Regina has to offer.  Sellers are busy contemplating listing, or even starting to pack and make a move, while buyers are out in full force searching for a new place to call home.  This issue, Peakman Group will be touching on the ever so popular topic of ‘Inspections’.

As REALTORS®, we have toured many houses, and have developed a keen eye to detect things that may not look “quite right”.  Unfortunately, we can’t see everything!  Hiring a home inspector may be one of the smartest decisions you will make.  They are trained professionals.  It is their job to go through the home with a fine-tooth comb, and in our opinion - it’s worth every penny.

You are probably wondering what the home inspector will look for.  EVERYTHING!  They look at roofing, exterior finishes, structure, insulation/ventilation, electrical, heating and cooling, plumbing, thermal imaging as well as the entire interior of your home. Having the sewer line inspected is also a great suggestion based on age of the home or trees in the yard. We may also recommend having a furnace inspection - dependent on the age or shape of the furnace. This is your chance to make fully informed decisions.

Although a home may be the single largest purchase you ever make, cost also comes into play when we discuss inspections with our clients. Protecting your largest investment should be your top priority. Imagine purchasing an amazing home, only to find unwanted surprises.  Choosing an inspector will help avoid long, stressful, and not mention costly events after the sale is complete.

Inspections are not just specific to buyers. Some sellers who wish to get top dollar, or sell quickly consider investing in inspections prior to listing.  Doing so allows the seller to address any issues proactively or consider the cost of repair in the list price of their home.  Keeping your home in tip top shape is always a good rule of thumb.

Peakman Group works with professional inspectors who provide the same high quality service our clients have come to expect. We are more than happy to refer our inspectors to you. We have created an app to provide you with all their contact information at the touch of a button. Download the Peakman Group App today for a detailed list of our trusted service providers. Stay tuned for the next issue where we will talk more about our market. 

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