Inspection Options

 
What kind of inspection do you need? Here are some reasons inspections are required.

Pre-Purchase (Buyer's) Inspections  

This type of inspection is usually performed after a property has been put on the market by a seller but before a potential buyer has taken possession of the property prior to the closing contract. The buyer will usually sign a contingency agreement with the seller prior to ordering this type of inspection. If a property fails to meet the buyer's expectations as a result of the inspection, then the buyer has an opportunity to re-consider the purchase of the house. In many cases, a Buyer's Inspection will help both the buyer and the seller to identify damage or other problems that may exist with a property so that both parties can either re-negotiate the selling price or the seller's responsibilities to repair the property at the seller's expense prior to the final close. Even if the seller has already performed a Seller's Inspection, buyers should still perform their own inspections to prevent "seller's bias" in any shape or form.

Pre-Listing (Seller's) Inspections  
                                                               

This type of inspection is usually performed by a seller before a property is listed or announced for sale. The property owner will perform a Seller's Inspection to determine what damage or other problems exist with a property in order to determine factors such as type of repairs that need to be done to get it ready for sale, or any pre-listing expenditure necessary to increase the value and desirability of the property.  You can then list it as Move In Certified, which will convey to the potential buyer the property has been cared for and well maintained.  Most houses that have been pre-sale inspected sell faster.

                                                                     

Periodic Maintenance Inspections

This type of inspection is performed every two years to assure the health of your family and the safety of your real estate investment. Periodic Maintenance Inspections are necessary to assure the integrity of your structure in-between storms and droughts, to check the building's integrity that may be compromised by cracked beams or foundations, to visually inspect for wood-destroying insects, and more. Any of these situations can contribute to a decrease in home value or pose a physical risk to your family if not identified in time.

Rental/Property Management Inspections

If you own rental property, then you already understand the need to assure that your property is in tip-top shape prior to allowing renters to occupy the building. You are also aware of the need to assure that your property has not been damaged before renters vacate the property. A rental/property management inspection is designed to protect you from serious liability that can result from renting or leasing a potentially hazardous property. Additionally, a rental/property management inspection also helps you to protect your assets by identifying damage that may have potentially been caused by occupants.

New Construction (Builder) Inspections

This type of inspection is usually performed immediately after your new home has been built and is considered "ready" for occupancy by the builder and appropriate legal authorities (such as a zoning or code inspector). Even newly constructed homes have defects you would want to know about to have them corrected before closing, or at least before the end of the warranty period.


We provide professional home inspections throughout San Antonio, Boerne, Bulverde, Cibolo, Converse, Fair Oaks Ranch, Garden Ridge, Helotes, Spring Branch, and Universal City, Texas.


Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association

Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors