11 Critical Home Inspection Issues to be Aware of Prior Listing Your New Home for Sale

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
11 Critical Home Inspection Issues to be Aware of Prior Listing Your New Home for Sale

11 Critical Home Inspection Issues to be Aware
of Prior Listing Your New Home for Sale

Scottsdale - According to industry experts, there are over 33 physical problems that will come under scrutiny during a
home inspection when your home is for sale. A new report has been prepared which identifies the eleven most common
home inspection issues, and what you should know about them before you list your home for sale.
Whether you own an old home or a brand new one, there are a number of things that can fall short of requirements
during a home inspection.

In most cases, you can make a reasonable pre-inspection yourself if you know what you're looking for, and knowing
what you're looking for can help you prevent little problems from growing into costly and unmanageable ones.
That's why it's critical that you read this report before you list your home. If you wait until the building inspector flags

these home inspection roof issues for you, you will almost certainly experience costly delays in the close of your
home sale or, worse, turn prospective buyers away altogether.

We’ve identified 11 most common home inspection issues and, if not identified and dealt with, any of these 11
items could cost you dearly in terms of repair.

Here are 4 of the 11 that should know about right now.

1. Defective Plumbing
Defective plumbing can manifest itself in two different ways: leaking, and clogging. A visual inspection can detect
leaking, and an inspector will gauge water pressure by turning on all faucets in the highest bathroom and then flushing
the toilet. If you hear the sound of running water, it indicates that the pipes are undersized. If the water appears dirty
when first turned on at the faucet, this is a good indication that the pipes are rusting, which can result in severe water
quality problems.

2. Damp or Wet Basement
An inspector will check your walls for a powdery white mineral deposit a few inches off the floor, and will look to
see if you feel secure enough to store things right on your basement floor. A mildew odor is almost impossible to
eliminate, and an inspector will certainly be conscious of it. It could cost you $200–$1,000 to seal a crack in or around
your basement foundation depending on severity and location. Adding a sump pump and pit could run you around
$750–$1,000, and complete waterproofing (of an average 3 bedroom home) could amount to $5,000–$15,000. You will
have to weigh these figures into the calculation of what price you want to net on your home.

3. Inadequate Wiring & Electrical
Your home should have a minimum of 100 amps service, and this should be clearly marked. Wire should be
copper or aluminum. Home inspectors will look at octopus plugs as indicative of inadequate circuits and a potential fire

4. Rotting Wood
This can occur in many places (door or window frames, trim, siding, decks and fences). The building inspector will
sometimes probe the wood to see if this is present - especially when wood has been freshly painted.
So these are just 4 out of the 11 to draw attention to this very important topic. If you wanted to view all of the 11
home inspection issues, I have put together a free report entitled "11 Things You Need to Know to Pass Your Home
Inspection" which explains the issues in more detail.

You can grab a copy of this report for free by visiting http://www.toddgulinsonrealtor.com/ or you can give me a call
at 1-844-310-9514. 
Thanks a lot for reading this week’s blog and may you find a way to your new home!
Todd Guilinson

Your Home Sold Guaranteed or I’ll Buy It* - If you or anyone who know is considering on making a move, feel free to
give me a call or pass on my number! 1-844-310-9514.