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What to Expect During a Home Inspection

Posted: March 18, 2011 by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

When selling your home, it is necessary to get a home inspection. While it may not be something you immediately think to do, it is very helpful in identifying any problems you may have before you even put your Jacksonville, NC home on the market.

A home inspection can last anywhere from two to three hours and involves the inspector going through every part of your home from top to bottom. The following are some of the things an inspector will pay close attention to during an inspection:

  • Operation of plumbing

  • Operation of heating

  • Operation of air conditioning

  • Electrical systems

  • Appliance systems

  • Structural integrity of the roof

  • Structural integrity of the foundation and basement

  • Structural integrity of windows and doors

The purpose of a home inspection is to identify any flaws or structural damage that may be an issue when you attempt to sell your home. It is important to remember though, that home inspections do not necessarily detect every conceivable flaw. They only inspect areas that are clearly visible; there could be problems hiding beneath the surface that remain unidentified.

Having an inspection before you put your home on the market can help you fix any major problems before you try to sell, and it can also help remove any nagging questions about the condition of your home for potential buyers.

Looking for a quality real estate agent to help sell your home? Contact Sea Coast Realty today!

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