Scheduling a Home Inspection
Congratulations! You have placed a contract on a new home and now it’s time to schedule an inspection!
Your inspector will need to obtain certain information from you in order to schedule your inspection. So, we have prepared a quick Check List for you to help speed up the scheduling process.
SCHEDULING A HOME INSPECTION
Most of this information can be found on your MLS sheet
___Repair Procedure Date or Due Diligence date
(This date is listed on your real estate contract)
(This is your inspection due date, not the closing date)
*Please call ASAP for a home inspection to avoid missing the due date.
Note: Inspector’s lead time may be 7-14 days and Utilities may need to be turned on.
___Real Estate Agents’: Name/Email/Phone/Agency
___Property Address to be inspected
___Age of Home
___Square Footage of Home
___Slab, Crawlspace or Basement foundation
___Utilities on? (electric/water/gas)
Note: utility companies typically require 3-5 business days to turn on utilities. Please verify with your realtor concerning who is responsible to turn on utilities and follow up to ensure the utilities are on prior to inspection. If utilities are not on at time of inspection, an additional trip fee will be charged to return to home to inspect utility related items.
___Is home a Foreclosure or sold “AS IS”?
___Has home been properly “de-winterized?”
Note: Properly de-winterized means water is on and that all plumbing in home is functioning prior to inspection.
___Additional buildings to be inspected?
Note: Do buildings include separate utilities such as; electrical/plumbing/gas/HVAC?
___Radon test requested?
___Who will let inspector in home? Seller/Agent/Buyer
___Will client be present at home inspection?
Note: Inspector prefers clients to attend at the end of the inspection to review the home evaluation.
Inspection Agreements: Inspection Agreements will be emailed to clients prior to home inspection. Agreements must be signed by client prior to home inspection and prior to sending home inspection report. No reports will be sent without signed agreements and payment.
Payment: Payment is expected at time of inspection or may be paid online prior to inspection. Fee for inspection is based on age and square footage of home and other factors. Method of payment is cash/check/credit card.