A Win for Sellers & Buyers
At Garden Brook Realty, we know the value of offering quality homes for sale. Our Sellers can count on us to give them expert advice when it comes time to put their home on the market. Our real estate professionals will point out problem areas that need to be addressed. We will suggest cosmetic enhancements and cost-effective improvements to reinforce the quality of the home. This will fortify the value, bring in quality offers to shorten the sale cycle and facilitate an efficient Escrow process and quicker Closing.
Buyers and their real estate agents can be confident that when they view a home listed by Garden Brook Realty, it will have the quality they are looking for. With our experienced guidance, we alert our Sellers to potential problem areas upfront, so they can be fixed. Not only does this enhance the appeal of the home and strengthen the appraised value of the property, it helps to avert those unwanted surprises that can pop up in escrow; and it contributes to a smoother real estate transaction.
Seller – Certified Pre-Listing Inspections
A Valuable Sales Advantage
A Pre-Listing Inspection by a Certified Home Inspector can be invaluable. An increasing number of Sellers and real estate agents are choosing to have a certified Pre-Listing Inspection. It is something Garden Brook Realty highly recommends to our Sellers. Being able to market a home as Pre-Inspected by a Certified Home Inspector is a distinct advantage in a competitive real estate market, promoting confidence in Buyers and in savvy real estate agents searching for quality homes to show.
Smoother Escrow and Closing
When potential problems are uncovered, Sellers know upfront, without guesswork, what may need to be repaired or replaced. This allows them to choose which improvements to make and adjust the purchase price before posting the listing. Addressing all potential issues up front makes for a much smoother escrow and closing.
Buyer – Certified Home Inspections
Accurate Information for Sound Decisions
A majority of Buyers present their Purchase and Sale Agreements subject to a Home Inspection by a licensed and certified home inspector. They want to be able to make a fully informed decision regarding one of the most important purchases in their lifetime. A Certified Home Inspection is very thorough, evaluating the condition of the major systems and structural integrity of the property. Most inspectors also identify systems and areas that need to be monitored, repaired or replaced and make recommendations accordingly.
About the Inspection
As a rule, a Certified Home Inspection will take around 3 hours. It is highly recommended that the Buyer accompany the home inspector, in order to ask questions and become familiar with the systems in the home. As part of our personalized, on-hands service, your Garden Brook agent will always meet and accompany the home inspector during the Certified Home Inspection.
A Certified Home Inspection will normally include the following areas:
|Heating/Cooling||Interior Walls||Exterior Walls|
|Plumbing||Ceilings & Floors||Roofing|
|Ventilation||Fireplaces||Eaves & Trim|
|Attic||Doors & Windows|
|Basement & Crawl Spaces||Foundation|
|Built-in Appliances||Deck, Porches & Patios|
After the inspection has been completed, the inspector will work up a written report, detailing his findings, conclusions and recommendations. Quite often, they may include color photos and an easy-to-read Summary for easy reference. This may come in quite handy over the years when questions of home maintenance arise or if a remodel is planned.
At Garden Brook Realty, we’ve worked with most of the Home Inspection companies in the area. We can provide you with a list of reputable Certified Home Inspection companies; and we can often give you our professional assessment of home inspectors that have been suggested by friends, neighbors or business acquaintances.