AcuSystem Inspections serves Tampa Bay and surrounding communities throughout Florida. AcuSystem Home Inspectors frequently work in conjunction with realtors to help buyers and sellers alike to get a full understanding of a house on the market. All AcuSystem home inspectors meet or exceed the InterNACHI Standards of Practice and have been conducting home inspection for decades.
Sellers sometimes elect to have a pre-listing home inspection in order to get an overall picture of repairs and upgrades they should complete before putting their home up for sale. Buyers are strongly encouraged to have a pre-purchase home inspection done, so they know what they are getting into with the purchase of a particular home.
Before Your Tampa Bay Home Inspector Arrives
When it comes to preparing for your home inspection, realtors, buyers, and sellers, here are a few things you should know.
- Be present and on time. Realtors and their buyers (or sellers if it is a pre0listing home inspection) should be present for the inspection.
- Ensure utilities are on. Since the home will be reviewed for functioning, damage, and other issues, make sure the utilities are on—otherwise our inspectors may mark these aspects as non-functioning.
- Make sure the inspector has access. Locate the keys to the garage and shed, and make sure that the pathway into all areas of the home are not blocked (like an obstruction near the attic entrance or in front of the breaker). If these areas are locked, be sure to unlock them in advance as well.
- Conduct minor repairs. If a bulb is out or a light cover needs replaced, do it before the home inspector does their thing. Even little things like this will be noted and most prospective buyers prefer a cleaner inspection.
By taking care of these few steps, you can help to ensure a thorough home inspection and prevent a rescheduling or an excessively long list of simple repairs you’ll have to prove to a buyer that they were done.
After Your AcuSystem Home Inspector Arrives
The average home inspection is about 3 hours, so be sure to accommodate this time in your schedule. While homeowners, buyers, and realtors are not required to stick around after providing access, it is best that the individual who ordered the inspection stay for the full inspection.
Our home inspectors encourage Tampa residents and prospective buyers to follow us room to room, see what we are doing, what we are looking for, and asking questions. Home inspections not only tell you about what could be wrong with a home but they also help to figure out how to manage certain parts of the home (like the breaker, where the main water valve is, how to run the AC).