Standard Home Inspection
Most home inspections are done at the request of the home buyer. It usually goes like this: a potential buyer puts an offer on a house, the seller accepts that offer (or not), and then the buyer typically has an "option period" of anywhere from 5-30 days. The option period is a time during which the home is considered under contract (meaning the seller can't accept other offers), and the buyer has the opportunity to investigate the home further, calling in experts like an appraiser and a home inspector.
Your home is one of the biggest and most important investments you'll ever make. We believe that knowledge is power. We are in the business of providing our clients with the best possible knowledge about a home, giving them the power to plan, the power to negotiate and the power to protect your home.
As a home buyer, you're not hiring a home inspector to talk you out of buying a home - you're hiring a home inspector so you can plan for current or eventual repairs and to negotiate the best possible deal on a home you love.
Seller Inspections (Pre-Listing Inspections)
The greatest advantage you can have when selling your home is having a complete understanding of the condition of your property in advance of the listing process. Having a home inspection prior to going on the market is an ideal way to avoid surprises and unexpected, costly repairs that can put you at a disadvantage at the negotiating table.
A Couple of Examples:
A potential buyer's home inspection report comes back with minor repairs like unsealed windows or a broken seal on the toilet floor. If these items become part of the negotiation, you may have to fix them at your own expense - and you'll have to call in a licensed professional to do it. But if you had that inspection report ahead of time, you could fix some of those things yourself, or have cousin Joe who's super handy come by and do it on the cheap.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, say your home inspection reveals a really terrible foundation problem. In advance of listing your home, you can make decisions about whether it makes sense to repair the problem before the sale or offer the home as is. Do you repair the foundation and hopefully recoup costs with a higher listing price? Or let the next owner worry about it and list for less? Either way, it should be your decision.
Green Scene Home Inspections is committed to strictly following the Standards of Practice provided by the Texas Real Estate Commission, the governing body for professional home inspectors.