The end of April marks the end the first third of the year. Time to reflect on your year so far. Most have never heard of a rolling three month goal review. Compare the past three months to the same three months last year or to your goal. Did you do the number of home inspections you were planning on doing? A month later do the three months again however this time the months you are comparing are shifted one month over. For example the first time compare January, February and March against the same months the previous year. Next time compare February, March and April against February, March and April of the previous year. This rolling three month goal review gives you information on your trend in attaining your goals.
Prepare well and be alert: As soon as the seller puts out a “buy my home”, “buy my house now” or “need to sell my house fast” advertisement for the buyers, get a pre-approved credit and a final number for the amount you can bid for the home. Examine the selling prices of similar homes in the area and work with this price. Remember not to pay more than a realistic market price for the area.
This is the fun part. Tour all the houses that seem to meet your needs. Have a good time, but keep your checklist handy to keep you on track. Make sure you search all available homes, both those listed with agents and those listed privately — you never know where your dream home is hiding. Don’t be upset if it takes a while to find what you need, be patient and be ready to pounce when you do find it. On the other hand, you may fall in love with the first home you see. If you do, and it matches your checklist, you don’t have to second guess your choice. You’ll know when it’s the right home for you.
The little things that nag you may be major issues to a prospective home buyer, and they could cost you the sale. You can eliminate the vast majority of problems and stress by checking on five important areas.
Too-many people are giving up on the traditional home inspection syracuse. Yet, it remains an important tool for both the buyer and seller. The buyer gets peace of mind and a complete knowledge of the property while the seller receives protection from future lawsuits. But keep in mind that inspectors can only detect what they detect. They can miss things. However, they will catch more than the untrained person will.
Dirty filter and coils in the furnace, air conditioning or heat pump system. Having your heating and cooling system serviced by a professional once a year should take care of this problem. You should also clean or replace filters every one to three months, depending on the requirements of your system. This is important for long life of your unit, efficiency, fuel savings, and the assurance you’ll have proper heating and cooling in your home.
Meaning this, inspectors that takes several days, especially during the workweek to deliver reports creates a lot of problems. This is because: Most inspectors I know have very good memories, but good enough to have 4-6 reports backed up and waiting to be written? No, of course not. Myself, I have most of my report done when I’m leaving the inspection, thanks to the advent of a portable tablet style laptop ( a necessity in my book) I could probably go “out to the truck” and send it out. I don’t though. I insert my photos and proof read my work and send it out later that day or by the next morning or so. We all have ways that work for us, I just don’t see how many inspectors can write accurate reports several days after leaving the job site.
Don’t forget that if you make the repairs and close on your sale, as the buyer of another house, you get to be in the driver’s seat and negotiate hard for everything you want. But first you have to sell your current house.