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 Bruce Grant   CMI ®     

 Certified Master Inspector

Providing Residential and Commercial Property Inspections for Muskoka
8 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 Days a Week
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Pre Listing Inspections

  Older home supposed to have been totally redone new siding mentioned in addA seller inspection can reveal problems ahead of time. It may also alert the seller to immediate safety issues, before visitors tour the home. The prelisting inspection report can help the seller substantiate a higher asking price if problems don't exist or have been corrected. This can mean the home will show better, sell quicker, and for more money. It can also reveal what might become issues and allow the seller to include disclosure of them to avoid them becoming sticking points in sales negotiations.

  Had I done a Pre-listing inspection on this home I would have brought to the attention of my client the nearly new siding had been poorly applied. I would have recomended they contact the instaler on the issues as the siding may need attention prior to sale to get the best price.The improperly applied product may not get the results a seller is hoping for.

Rear view cement board planks showing wavy

   An experienced Home Inspector will note the waves in the siding. They will know that with this type of reinforced concrete planking when the bottom edge does not touch the lower plank, it is possible to get wind driven rain inside the wall space. Insects love hiding in those gaps, and cold air can infiltrate easily. More care should have been used to fair the walls out to let the planks lie true.  Here is the rear view. In this Photo you can see the planks on the lower section went on over flat sheeting on a more recent addition while the upper section went on over old  original planking.

  The prelisting inspection gives the seller time to make repairs and shop for competitive contractors. It then permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report. Copies of the inspection report along with receipts for any repairs can be made available to potential buyers. Thus it also helps in removing over-inflated buyer procured estimates from the negotiation table.

  Our report provides a third-party, unbiased opinion to offer to potential buyers and permits a clean home inspection report to be used as a marketing tool. The report may relieve a prospective buyer's unfounded suspicions, before they walk away.

  A prelisting inspection report is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on the part of the seller. It provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims and the deal is less likely to fall apart when a buyer's inspection unexpectedly reveals a problem. The report might also encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.