Friday, December 23, 2022 / by Marketing Manager
Let's talk about what a buyer should check for during a final walk-through. I have specifically taken note of seven things. These are not listed in priority order. However, all items can determine the likelihood of whether an acquisition will be disastrous or profitable.
InfestationsBed bugs, termites, or even harmful ants can all be considered infestations. Going to your neighborhood home improvement store can be all that is required to get rid of an infestation. In the worst-case scenario, however, thousands of dollars could be spent on the solution. I strongly advise being proactive and scheduling an inspection.
I've been caught off guard when walking a potential flip and finding the house to be a beehive. The size of the bee colony and hive, which covered the entire inner wall, is not accurately depicted in the image below.
Water harmBeing aware of water damage can help you avoid spending thousands. Looking in potential water-damaged areas is crucial, especially if there are signs of an old roof.
Look for any signs of water on the ceilings. The area around the water heater and under sinks should also be thoroughly inspected.
I advise checking for moisture around baseboards and along water lines on dry wall or block walls in areas where homes have basements.
Electrical and plumbing
For the above reasons, these items need to be evaluated prior to purchasing a property. But there are many more items, such as roofing, foundation, and other structural issues, that are critical to check, as well. For that reason, my suggestion to my clients is always to have a professional home inspection done.
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