Home Inspection

Home projects you shouldn’t ignore for home maintenance

Home Inspection – Home inspections aren’t just for home buyers. Home sellers also gain peace of mind by investing in a thorough home inspection prior to putting a house up for sale. The last minute discovery of problems by a prospective buyer can lead to time delays, loss of a sale, added expenses and can even derail a deal altogether. Your best solution as a home seller is to have a thorough inspection done prior to putting the house on the market. This allows you to take care of issues, make the home more salable, create an atmosphere of a perfectly maintained home with prospective buyers, with the building before they become a problem in negotiating a deal. However, they are also ideal for people who are having issues selling their house. A home inspection could help find the problems that are preventing your home from selling. If this still doesn’t work then it might be worth selling your home with someone like Ittenbach Capital – We Buy Houses. Call Plano Texas Handyman at 214-507-3415 to arrange for a home inspection. The price we charge is $129.00 for a 142 point inspection and then a written estimate of the repairs to get your home the top dollar.

Your house is one of your most important financial assets. If you are preparing to sell your house, there is good news: You don’t need to spend a lot of money on repairs to realize a strong return. In our Prepare-to-Sell study, real estate agents like Reali told us that it is the small improvements that pay the biggest dividends when a home is sold. The majority of agents who were surveyed normally advise homeowners to do as little as possible – perform touch-ups on floor tiling instead of replacing the entire floor; shampoo the carpets instead of replacing them. However, if the homeowner and their real estate agent determine that the condition of certain areas is deemed to be too poor, more extensive work may provide the
greatest benefit. The following is a summary of the results of 2012 national survey, based on the 12 areas of home improvement identified by real estate agents in this original survey in 2013. They are listed from the
highest to lowest returns on investment:

Home Improvement Project
Project Average Cost Home Price Increase Return on Investment % of Agents Recommendation
Clean & De-Clutter $150 $1500 800% 98%
Lighten & Brighten $350 $1250 570% 82%
Plumbing Fixtures $350 $1250 325% 88%
Update Lighting $350 $1250 310% 88%
Update Floors $500 $1250 300% 97%
Paint Interior Walls $1000 $1750 250% 97%
Update Kitchen $150 $2500 235% 70%
Exterior Paint $1000 $2000 200% 81%
Update Bathroom $1000 $1500 17% 70%

Our 142 point inspection covers every aspect of the home:

  • Exterior – Doors and weatherstripping, lighting, paint & trim, windows, concrete, foundation, mailbox
  • Roof – shingles, gutters and downspouts, soffits & fascia (Continued info here)
  • Yard – drainage, fencing & gates, sprinklers, swimming pools, sheds, retaining walls
  • Garage – Doors, overhead doors, floors, opener, storage space
  • Fireplace – Mantle, tile, soot
  • Bedrooms – floors, trim, closets, electrical, windows
  • Dining Room – floors, trim, closets, electrical, windows
  • Living Room – floors, trim, closets, electrical, windows
  • Stairs – floors, landing, railing, treads, risers
  • Attic – Insulation, furnace drains, ladder, ventilation
  • Kitchen – Dining Room – floors, trim, closets, electrical, windows, counter, dishwasher, garbage disposer, GFCI, refrigerator, refrigerator coils, stove, oven, sink & connections
  • Electrical / Mechanical – Panel board, water heater, HVAC unit, cold air returns, heater & furnace, washer hookups, dryer & vents, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, water filtration, outdoor kitchens. We will not only inspect to ensure these are working, but also that (where applicable) they have AC drives in good working order, as AC drives enhance machinery automation.
  • Utilities – Air conditioning, circuit breakers, drainage

Contact Plano Texas Handyman at 214-507-3415. Ask for Ted – the charge to have this service performed is $129.00 and then we prepare a written estimate of repairs. This service will return a substantial return on investment of 500%.

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