Whether you are buying or selling a home in Maryland, a home inspection by a qualified inspector is a must.
For the Home Buyer
It doesn’t matter if you have an your eye on a 19th century farmhouse in Frederick, a charming 1940’s bungalow in Bethesda, or a ready-wired, remote-controlled 21st century colonial in Potomac, a thorough inspection is sure to give you all the information you need to make informed decision about your purchase. The inspection is not just protecting you from the high-dollar repairs such as roof leaks, foundation problems, or dangerous electrical wiring; a certified home inspector also identifies maintenance needs, brings to light safety problems, and advises you of sensible improvements such as improvements to insulation and upgrades to safety exits in basement areas.
At Kemp Home Inspections, we do a thorough inspection of the roof, attic, plumbing, electrical systems, heating and cooling systems, and foundation. Our inspections are not run-of-the-mill, check-box style surveys. We impart our vast experience and education on every system of the house, giving you added value that other inspectors cannot offer.
For the Home Seller
In today’s face-paced, competitive real estate market, it’s not just home buyers who are getting home inspections. Savvy real estate agents will always recommend a “pre-listing home inspection” for their clients. And here’s why:
- Houses that have pre-listing inspections show better and sell for more. It’s as simple as that. Having an inspection before you put your house on the market will allow you to understand problem areas with the home that can be solved before the buyers arrive. Doing repairs in advance of the sale allows you to obtain multiple bids and select the best contractor at the best price. Also, the work can be done by the contractor in a time frame that avoids rush charges.
- You don’t want surprises once you found a buyer. Buyers can fall out of love with a home just as quickly as they fell in love with it—and a long list of findings from the buyer’s inspector is sure to do just that. Do repairs in advance!
- Think about this: more than half of home inspection findings from a typical inspection are related to minor maintenance and improvements such as loose electrical outlets, leaky faucets, and deteriorated trim. You will probably have to get these fixed anyway, so why not do it early so buyers don’t get cold feet.
Ready for a Home Inspection?
Kemp Home Inspections is the right choice for buyers and sellers needing home inspection in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington DC. Contact us to schedule an inspection today.