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How to Prepare for a New Jersey Inspection
No home is perfect. Anything from major damage to minor maintenance issues are often found. Even new homes are not immune – they could have problems with the plumbing, electrical system, heating and cooling system, or the roofing system just to name a few.

For homeowners, it is important to be aware of any issues your home may have prior to putting it on the market. Getting a pre-listing home inspection, by Foresight Consulting, will ensure that you are aware of any problems and can take care of them on your terms – or present them as-is and adjust your selling price proportionally. The alternative leaves you open to costly surprises and delays, and even potential deal-breakers once you have entered negotiations with the buyer.

For buyers, an inspection is vital to uncovering issues a home may have but are invisible to the untrained eye. Even if the inspection finds more problems than you are comfortable with and you move on to a different home to start the process all over again, it is money well spent.

Before the inspectors Keith or Chris Salviano, arrives, there are a few things you should know. There are state regulations governing inspectors.  Therefore, it is important to interview your inspector or inspection company prior to hiring them. NJ State License.  

The state of New Jersey has an agency that over looks the profession of home inspectors and also has state and national organizations that have membership requirements that include minimum levels of experience and training as well as codes of ethics.  Ask your inspector and then visit the website.

Once Foresight'  has arrived, it is recommended that you accompany him or her on the inspection of the property.  This is so you can become familiar with the home and its systems as well as exactly what repairs the inspector recommends and why.  You might also want to prepare a list of items that you have seen in the home that you feel are cause for concern as well as any questions you may have.  The inspection is a great time to find out where the home’s water and gas shutoffs are and where the electrical panel is located.

Here are some other suggestions for homeowners:

  • Accessibility: Make sure that all areas of the home are accessible, especially to the attic and crawl space.  It is also a good idea to trim any trees and shrubs that may make an inspection of the exterior of the property difficult.
  • Maintenance: Repair minor things like leaky faucets, missing door handles and trim.

 

 

Here at Foresight Consulting we are licensed by the state of New Jersey Home Inspection Board. Over 22 Years of Experience. Licensed, Comprehensive, Professional, Efficient, Insured and Bonded, NJ home inspectors.