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As a real estate agent, home inspection reports are one of the best marketing tools you can use for selling a property. Your reputation with the home buyer is priceless, and the expert home inspectors at One Avenue Inspection want to protect all of your hard work. Home inspection reports allow you to use every selling point of a property to your advantage.
Here are three areas that can be great selling points or problems that could come back to haunt you later.
1. Recently Replaced Plumbing: Eager sellers often describe plumbing replacement work improperly. ‘Recently replaced’ plumbing could mean replacement of the fixtures only – things may look new, but the real concern is the accurate condition of the internal supply and waste piping. Is the supply piping copper, galvanized steel, or plastic? Has all or part of the piping actually been replaced? [Read more…]
Real estate agents refer respected home inspectors like One Avenue Inspection to their home buyers and sellers and many hire based on their agent’s recommendation. We are very grateful for the trust of respected real estate agents, but doubt they would continue to point their buyers and sellers to One Avenue if our loyalty was not in the right place. Agents depend on their reputations for referrals. Since we are often judged by the company we keep, it is our responsibility to perform home inspections ethically and in the best interest of addressing the positives and negatives of the property we are inspecting.
Of course, no home inspection can guarantee that your new house will be completely free from structural, plumbing, electrical, issues for as long as you live there. But if your home inspector’s loyalty is in the right place, it can give you peace of mind knowing that you are not sinking your money a ‘lemon’ of a property.
Your first inclination may be to assume that realtors just want to sell a home and nothing else. Any reputable agent wants to sell you the right home. Repetition and referrals are the foundation of their business. As home inspectors, we want agents to refer business to us because they trust that we will do our job and perform an honest evaluation of any property.
Our history of solid and honest service is apparent by the company we keep around us. Give us a call if you’re an agent looking for a consistent and reliable partnership with a Phoenix home inspection agency. Let’s help each other.