We understand that with the new regulations and mandates, it maybe confusing as to what this means for Real Estate and related services.
Here is what we know...
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) under Homeland Security has identified several businesses and services which they consider to be "essential" in order to secure critical infrastructure within our nation. Included in this advisory list "Residential and commercial real estate services, including settlement services" are considered essential services.
On April 1, 2020 Governor DeSantis said that the state of Florida will abide by the list outlined by the Department of Homeland Security during the "Stay at Home" order.
(For more information on DeSantis' order click here.)
Hope Home Inspections provides a real estate service and will continue to provide inspections and other services for Realtors and customers during the "Stay at Home" order.
We will continue to take extra precautions while at properties (use disposable gloves, masks, etc) and practice social distancing to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. We can also provide visual/video walk-throughs of properties if customers or agents are unable or uncomfortable being at the property. Please call our office at 941-773-1144 for details.
In an effort to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have the following protocols in place:
Your business is important to us and if there is anything we can do to improve these protocols or assist you in anyway during this difficult time, please let us know.
Many Sellers don’t want to spend any money when listing their homes and they often think there are no defects within their home. But ask them… “When was the last time you walked on your roof, crawled through your attic, took the cover off your electrical panel, or looked at the coils in your A/C system… are you sure there are no defects?”
Here are 4 reasons how a Seller can actually SAVE MONEY BY SPENDING MONEY on a pre-listing inspection.
1- Save money on repairs
2- Avoid delays in closing
3- Reduce or eliminate last-minute negotiations on price or repairs
4- Get top dollar for the home
Being able to advertise the house has been inspected and is in move-in ready condition helps attract buyers and gives them peace of mind they are getting a sound home. Bringing in top dollar for a house. Sometimes buyers even waive their rights to have the home inspected if it has already been inspected, saving them money and eliminating any last-minute price negotiations.
Below is a pre-inspection checklist of simple things to be completed prior to a home inspection, which can be printed off and shared. These simple items are easy to do, but are a lot of times forgotten about.
Save yourself time and stress by completing these simple tasks before your home is inspected.
Mobile homes receive the same thorough and detailed inspection as our standard home inspection. However, with mobile homes we also provide a specialty crawlspace inspection.
Additionally, we include a FREE infrared inspection of the interior of the home.
Items examined during crawlspace inspection:
Products and materials present in our homes are constantly emitting chemicals, called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCS) into the air. Exposure to VOCs can cause numerous health issues, from headaches and nausea to respiratory and digestive irritation to asthma exacerbation. Hope Home Inspections wants to ensure that homes are in good working condition and safe for our customers. That is why we have invested in the equipment to provide indoor air quality tests that will give you a total assessment of the air in your new home.
IF THERE WERE A WAY TO ENSURE YOU ARE BREATHING HEALTHY AIR IN YOUR HOME, WOULDN’T YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT?
To schedule your VOC testing please call our office at 941-773-1144
Active leaks not only cause high-water usage bills, but can also create a great deal of damage to your home, which can cost you thousands in repair expenses. A vast majority of leaks occur at or near plumbing fixtures like toilets and sinks, but sometimes leaks can be hidden deep within the walls of your home. As a home owner it is very important to know the signs of a potential water leak. Listed below are some signs to help you determine if you have a potential water issue:
1.An Unexpected Increase in your Water Bill.
Home Inspection: what it is… what it is not … and how to get the most out of it!
What it IS:
Buying a home can be a very exciting, but stressful event. This anxiety is usually do to the buyer wanting to ensure that they are making the right decision in their home purchase. Having a home inspection can give you that peace of mind by informing you of the condition of the home. An article from the Huffington Post, written by Hal M. Bundrick, explains the importance of a home inspection and what to expect from your home inspection:
"A home inspection is a lot like a test-driving a new car, only better. Instead of just punching the accelerator and a few dash buttons to see what they do, during a home inspection you’ll have a knowledgeable professional along with you, pointing out details and potential problems you might not notice otherwise.
For the complete article visit: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/
The buying and selling process of a home can be a high stress situation for all parties involved, but having a smooth and trouble-free home inspection can assist in reducing some of this anxiety. As a seller, following these simple tasks described in the video below will help to minimize the amount of issues found during the home inspection. In turn, causing everyone involved to have a more enjoyable home inspection experience. If you would like some more information about our home inspection services please check out our website or call our office at 941-773-1144 and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to help.