Pre-Listing Home Inspection (for Sellers)

If your house is on the market or you are planning to put it on the market, a home inspection can be a valuable tool in understanding the true condition of your home. After having lived in the home for some time, it is normal to become used to the minor ‘issues’ and flaws. An unbiased home inspection can point these issues out before they are pointed out by a potential buyer. Having this knowledge in advance can greatly reduce the chance of a delay or cancellation of the sale of your home.

A home inspection for a seller evaluates and reports on the same things as a buyer’s inspection. The inspection takes about 2.5 to 4 hours and will evaluate and report on the interior and the exterior of your home. It is always a good idea for you, the homeowner, to attend the inspection. This way you can see first-hand the concerns the inspector may have and you can discuss these issues with him. You will receive a comprehensive report the next day, outlining all the problem areas and also commenting on the condition of all aspects of your home. If you have any questions or concerns regarding information contained in the report, please do not hesitate to contact the inspector.

A Typical Home Inspection Examines:

Interior Components:
  • Heating & Cooling Systems
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Walls, Floors & Ceilings
  • Windows
  • Attic, Insulation & Ventilation
  • Basement & Foundation
  • Structure
Exterior Components:
  • Roof
  • Chimney(s)
  • Flashing & Valleys
  • Siding & Trim
  • Windows & Doors
  • Landscaping (where it affects the structure)
  • Gutters & Downspouts
  • Driveways & Walkways
  • Garage
  • Patios, Decks & Porches
  • Air Conditioner Compressor

 

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A Standard Home Inspection

Cottage Country Home Inspections performs thorough inspections on homes in Muskoka