Believe us, the client will genuinely appreciate it if you can be there on the date of the home inspection. By walking through the process with an inspector, you and your client will be given the chance to do all this:
- Observe each component in the house and note its condition.
- Save time and avoid frustration by learning about the operation of the new home. This is a great time to explain how the a/c system works. You can show your client how the heater turns on. What the correct temperature of the hot water tank should stay within. You might ask your client to prepare a list of concerns or questions he/she has about the property, then communicate those issues to you in advance so you can address them. Of course, have your client bring that list to the inspection.
- Educate the client on areas that require more attention and differentiate those of less concern. For instance, an exposed beam above a wall may only need a coat of paint to help the appearance of the room. Or, an area where a pipe enters the laundry facility may need occasional attention in case moisture gathers at the point of entry or behind the appliance.