Royal Home Inspectors L.L.C.

Because your Home is Your Castle!

Buyer's Checklist

 

How to prepare your buyers for their Home Inspection

 

Purchasing a home is the biggest investment most people ever make. Moving is the # 3 largest stress. Whether it is the 1st  time or the 5th  time a buyer is purchasing a home, there are many concerns and questions involved. At Royal Home Inspectors, We understand the process and want to assist in making it as smooth as possible. Careful selection of the Home Inspector and a clear understanding of the process of the home inspection can alleviate issues and concerns.

 

The following are a few tips that can help buyers to prepare:

 

Be sure the Inspector is a Certified Home Inspector with the Arizona Board of Technical Registration.

Check it out on the web site  www.btr.state.az.us.

 

    • Know the experience of your Inspector.
    • Be sure your Inspector has Errors & Omissions insurance and General Liability insurance.
    • Know what the report will look like and when you will receive it.
    • Know whether the inspector will take photos where necessary and how and when you will receive them.
    • Be at the inspection, especially at the end for a personal review with the Inspector.
    • Have realistic expectations.
    • Understand the scope of the home inspection process.
    • Carefully review the Inspection agreement and the AZ ASHI Standards of Practice for what is included and not included in a standard inspection.
    • Understand the inspection determines the condition of the home on the day it is inspected.
    • The Inspector examines visible and accessible major systems of the home to determine if they are functioning. There are limitations.
    • The inspection is not a “To Do” list for the seller.
    • The inspection reduces risk it does not eliminate it or reduce the requirement for on-going home maintenance.

 

 

We are Certified Distressed Property Experts!

 

 

 

 
 
Home Buyer Checklist 1 2 3
Property Address ____________ ____________ ____________
Asking Price $___________ $___________ $___________
Real Estate Taxes $___________ $___________ $___________
The Neighborhood
Near Work
Near Schools
Near Shopping
Near Expressways
Near Public Transportation
Near Doctors/Dentists
Near Churches
Garbage Collection
Street Lights
Sidewalks
Streets/Alleys Well Maintained
Traffic Volume
Parks
Neighbor's Property Well Maintained
All Utilities Installed
Neighborhood Covenants/Restrictions
Near Trains/Airport
Area Zoned Residential
Near Industry
Proposed Special Assessments
Environment Concerns/Influences
The House
Age of House ____________ ____________ ____________
No. of Stories ____________ ____________ ____________
Wood Frame
Brick Frame
Wood & Brick Frame
Aluminum Siding
Roof Condition ____________ ____________ ____________
Foundation Condition ____________ ____________ ____________
Overall Exterior Condition ____________ ____________ ____________
Garage Size ____________ ____________ ____________
No. of Bathrooms ____________ ____________ ____________
No. of Closets ____________ ____________ ____________
No. of Bedrooms ____________ ____________ ____________
Oil Heat
Gas Heat
Electric Heat
Hot Water Heat
Insulation
Central Air Conditioning
Energy-Conservation Features
Age of Heating System ____________ ____________ ____________
Age of Water Heater ____________ ____________ ____________
Capacity of Water Heater ____________ ____________ ____________
Age of Electrical Wiring ____________ ____________ ____________
Plumbing condition ____________ ____________ ____________
Estimated Water Bill $___________ $___________ $___________
Estimated Heating Bill $___________ $___________ $___________
Estimated Electric Bill $___________ $___________ $___________
Living Room
Fireplace
Separate Dining Room
Family Room
Drapes - No. of Rooms ____________ ____________ ____________
Carpeting - No. of Rooms ____________ ____________ ____________
Kitchen Eating Area
Refrigerator
Stove/Oven (Gas/Electric)
Garbage Disposal
Dishwasher
Broken Windows
Storm Windows/Screens
Washer/Dryer Outlets
Laundry Space
Finished Basement
Attic
Sump Pump/Drainage
Connected to Sewer System
Patio
Backyard Fence
Landscaping
Property Boundaries
Security (dead bolts, detectors)
Building Code Compliance
Ability to Expand/Enlarge House

 

 

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