Our Work Process
The condition of every major component, from the roof to the foundation
Major and minor deficiencies
Any major expenditures necessary
What to watch out for
Helpful home preservation tips
And much more
Starting with the foundation, our licensed Austin home inspector, John Ogleton, will examine every aspect of the home or property in question. Your Austin home inspection will include a thorough examination of your property from the roof to the foundation.
The Austin pre-purchase inspection we provide is a thorough examination of your home. The structural integrity of your home will be thoroughly examined. Exact Inspections will inspect the following items during your pre-purchase inspection:
Exact Inspections’ pre-purchase inspection leaves no stone unturned. Pick up the phone and call us when you want unrivaled quality and clarity before your new property purchase.
You can hire Exact Inspections for any type of home inspection needs you may have.
New Construction Inspections
It is always a good idea to verify the utilities (gas, water, and electric) and structure for proper functionality and safety.
The inspection should be scheduled a day or two before the first walk-through with the builder. This ensures that you will be armed with the inspection report at the first walk-through and can take that opportunity to discuss any concerns with the builder. The final walk-through can then be utilized to ensure that any agreed-upon items have been addressed.
Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections
The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report at the end of the inspection, along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.
Investor Property Inspections
Investor property inspections are carried out prior to purchase as well as on a regular basis during ownership. Pre-purchase inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership in order to negotiate repairs or price adjustments that reflect the property’s condition.
Periodic inspections of properties in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs following the departure of a long-term tenant, for example. Long-term tenants may overlook repairs and/or abuse the property during their tenancy. Early detection of problems is critical to profitable ownership.
Many sales are canceled as a result of the buyer’s surprise at the “functional condition” of the home. It may appear to be in good condition, but it may have serious technical, safety, or functional issues that the owner is unaware of. Having the home inspected before putting it on the market is the best way to identify and either repair or disclose any issues discovered in the inspection report.
Repairing the items would obviously be the most beneficial to completing the sale. However, the owner may be unable to make the repairs due to financial constraints. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home accordingly will frequently result in a higher price.