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A pre-listing inspection is a great opportunity for savvy sellers who want their home to be in the most attractive condition to buyers before it’s listed on the market. We will inspect the home for any issues and recommend repairs that should or should not be made before listing the home for sale.
In addition to Residential and Commercial Inspections Wolff Home Inspections offers Water Quality Testing, Well Performance Testing, Radon in Air Testing and Wood Destroying Insect and Organism Inspections.
"I’m a real estate agent and I’ve used Eric for all my clients for the last two years. He went above and beyond for all of my clients to get excellent feedback. Pricing is unbeatable. He cares about the details and he’s a terrific person."
Heather C. - 9/8/19
"I’ve bought and sold many properties and can state with assurance that Eric is the most knowledgeable and engaged inspector I have worked with. If a problem is cited, Eric can provide the approach necessary to address a problem area and describe the scope of the work necessary to fix it."
Evan S - 11/26/19
About Wolff Inspections
A highly trained and experienced home inspector can evaluate your home for any damage or deficiencies, needed maintenance, defects in construction, improvement opportunities, or needed evaluation by a specific licensed and certified professional. They also make recommendations as to the appropriate fixes or improvements that may be relevant.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation.
Why do I need a home inspection?
Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.
If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs.
If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.
What does a home inspection include?
The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components.
Can a house fail a home inspection?
No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement.
How long does the inspection take?
I budget 3 hours but it is normally done in 2 hours, including an oral summary with time for questions.
How long before I get my report?
Within 24 hours. Some companies offer a report at the inspection. I always review the data and the photographs as I create the final report in order to ensure the most thorough and comprehensive information. If radon or water testing is done at the time of the inspection there will be a wait of 48 to 72 hours for those parts of the report. Sometimes it is possible to do the testing ahead of the inspection itself.
Do I have to be there?
No, though it is recommended. Most clients like to be present for the inspection but if you are not able to I will arrange a time to do an oral summary with you by phone.
How much does it cost?
The basic cost is based on square footage. Additional services, such as radon testing, cost extra. Do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection or in the selection of your home inspector. The sense of security and knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspection is not necessarily a bargain. The most thorough and insightful home inspection will give you security and quite possibly save you money.
Should I have Radon Testing done?
Radon is found all over Connecticut, so if a basement is present it is a good idea to have it done. If there has been a recent test or there is a functioning remediation unit then there is no need to incur extra expense.
I heard that with big companies there is no way to know who the inspector will be
If you call me, I will be doing your inspection.