Inspection Services Offered

A home inspection is a comprehensive examination on the condition of building’s structural, and operating components. Over 1600 items will be evaluated from the roof to foundation, and all systems in between. Each home inspection is accompanied by a detailed no-drama report, including photos and descriptions of deficiencies, both major and minor. As it would be difficult to list every component that is inspected, a summary of inspection items is listed below.
Items that are included in the Inspection are as follows:

  • Attic inspection
  • Basement inspection
  • Crawlspace inspection
  • Foundation inspection
  • Grading inspection
  • Insulation inspection
  • Ventilation inspection
  • Roof & Flashings inspection
  • Chimney inspection
  • Fireplace inspection
  • Gutters inspection
  • Retaining Walls inspection
  • Siding & Trim inspection
  • Driveways & Walks inspection
  • Ceilings inspection
  • Floors inspection
  • Walls inspection
  • Doors & Windows inspection
  • Major Appliance inspection
  • Electrical System inspection
  • Water Heater inspection
  • Plumbing System inspection
  • Air Conditioning inspection
  • Heating inspection
  • FHA/HUD permanent
  • Foundation engineering
  • Inspections
  • And Much More…

Buyers/Pre-closing inspection

A home inspection performed for a buyer is an unbiased, third party evaluation of the entire home and all of its systems. An inspection on the home that is being considered for purchase is a necessary step. Data collected through the home inspection process will be detailed in a factual easy to understand report including photos and descriptions. The report will be delivered to you within 24 hours of the inspection’s completion. Our singular objective is to inform you of current issues as components that may be nearing the end of their life span. A buyer is often searching for the best home at the lowest price. Reality Check Home Inspections, LLC recognizes that the actual purchase price of a home is the selling price plus the cost of repairs. A home in need of many repairs may not suit every individual’s lifestyle, or may place certain homes beyond financial reach. The home inspection report may be used to develop a strategy to negotiate with the seller on price and or repairs. Let Reality Check Home Inspections, LLC assist you in removing the uncertainty from your home purchase.

Sellers / Pre-listing inspection

Selling a home in today’s marketplace has become an increasingly difficult enterprise, as the market continues to favor the buyer. A home inspection performed for a seller is the same unbiased, third party evaluation as for a buyer. However, there are specific benefits afforded to the seller by having a professional inspection performed. Having an inspection on the home that is to be listed, before it is listed, is a powerful step in the selling process. The pre-listing home inspection gives the seller a realistic view of the property’s current conditions, and the repairs that need to be addressed prior to listing. A seller with a home inspection report and documentation of any completed repairs now has a more marketable home. The inspection report coupled with documentation of repairs relieves the risk of a buyer walking away from the property because of a few minor deficiencies that could have been easily corrected. Reality Check Home Inspections, LLC will provide sellers with the information to confidently list a property, eliminating the risks of buyer walk-offs and injured reputations.

New construction / Pre-drywall inspection

A pre-drywall inspection is a visual examination of building before the drywall is installed. The inspection allows for a thorough examination of electrical, framing, plumbing, HVAC and insulation systems. This stage in the building process is the best time to spot defects, before they are concealed by a permanent interior finish. Discovering defects at this phase gives a builder the opportunity to correct issues before issues they are hidden. This streamlines the building process and prevents schedule delays, which may lead to a later than anticipated completion date. Please allow Reality Check Home Inspections, LLC to examine the systems of your new home before they are concealed.

New home inspection

A new home inspection is executed prior to closing on a newly built home. Reality Check Home Inspections, LLC understands that this is a brand new home, not a resale. The inspection includes all of the elements of a typical home inspection while holding all components to newly manufactured standards. Reality Check Home Inspections, LLC will ensure that your home looks, feels, and operates as new.

Foreclosure / Bank owned property inspection

Unfortunately bank owned properties can be found in every neighborhood we drive through while looking for a home. These properties can often be purchased at deeply discounted prices. The service described in this section consists of a typical home inspection while taking into consideration many of these properties have been vacant for an extended period of time. Financial intuitions are not suited nor willing to maintain the overwhelming number of properties they have taken ownership of. Reality Check Home Inspections are cognizant  of systems that fail and deteriorate due to vacancy and or poor maintenance practices. Allow Reality Check Home Inspections, LLC ensure that your bargain find is the good buy that it appears to be.

Apartment/Condominium inspections

Apartments and Condos inspections are very similar to home inspection while maintaining some differences due to the nature of combined structures. Whether you are thinking about purchasing or listing your apartment or condo please consider Reality Check Home Inspections, LLC for your inspection needs.

Pre-warranty expiration (11th month) inspection

Builders typically offer a new home warranty on workmanship, products, and systems for one year after the closing date. The conditions of most builder warranties are unfortunately outlined in a difficult to understand handbook. We understand determining parameters, tolerances, and terms used in the warranty handbooks can be confusing. By being a builder myself, Reality Check Home Inspections, LLC is familiar with home warranties offered by builders. We will inspect the home and work closely with you the home owner to put together a realistic warranty request to submit to their builder before the one year is up. This service is usually scheduled early in the 11th month after the closing date. These warranty requests must be submitted prior to the one year deadline. Reality Check Home Inspections, LLC can save you the time and trouble of making warranty appointment after warranty appointment by delivering a report you can send straight to your builder.