A-Pro Home Inspection has built-in protection

As a seller, if you have owned your property for a period of time, an inspection can help identify potential problems and recommend preventive measures, which might avoid future expensive repairs. There is no such thing as a home that is too new or too well built to benefit from a professional inspection.

Eventually, your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:

FREE 120-Day Guarantee* that is transferable to the Buyer!

It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third-party.
It helps you to price your home realistically.
It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that...
Defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
There is no delay in obtaining the Use and Occupancy permit.
You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.
It may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
It may alert you of items of immediate personal concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.
It may relieve prospect's concerns and suspicions.
It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
Alerting you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
Copies of the inspection report , along with receipts for any repairs should be made available to potential buyers.

You can display our hard-bound reports to potential buyers,
as well as print our one-page flyers that can be easily taken away during showings.

Click here to see a sample certified pre-owned home inspection report


Getting Your House Ready to Sell

Homeowner's  Checklist

This practical, easy-to-follow guide will help you identify common house problems and deal with them. You will find how-to tips offering effective solutions for every room of your house and bring you top dollar at closing.

Check Your House's Curb Appeal.....

  • Remove any clutter in your yard.
  • Repair cracked or uneven driveway or walkway surfaces.
  • If your lawn has bald spots, put down some top soil and re-seed. Prune trees and shrubs of dead wood. Weed and mulch your flower beds. If it is the right time of year, consider buying some flower-filled planters to enhance the eye appeal of your property. Make sure your lawn is mowed regularly. Ensure composter area is tidy.
  • Are your windows and walls clean?
  • Does your front door need paint?
  • Ensure your eaves and downspouts are clear of debris and in good repair.
  • Are your backyard deck and walkways clean? If not, use a power washer and do any necessary painting, staining, or sealing.
  • If you have a swimming pool, are the deck and pool clean (when in season)?
  • Do all outside lights work? Replace any burned out bulbs, and clean fixtures of dirt and cobwebs.
  • Is there a shed? Does it look presentable?
  • Do windows and exterior doors need caulking? Even at six to seven years of age, the caulking may be dried out and in need of replacement.
  • Do you have decorative wooden poles on the porch? Is the wood at the bottom in good condition and overall does it need a new coat of paint?
  • If you have a gate, is it well oiled?
  • When you have completed the curb appeal inspection, carefully check the rest of your home's exterior.


Will Your Roof and Chimney Pass Inspection?

If you are uneasy about climbing onto your roof, you can inspect most items from the ground using binoculars. Otherwise, be careful when working or moving about on your roof. Unless roof repair is a simple matter of applying new caulking, you will probably need the services of a professional.

  • Check the general condition of your roof. Sagging sections, curled shingles, pooled water on flat roofs and corrosion on metal roofing mean it is time for repair or replacement.
  • Both masonry and metal chimneys need to be straight and structurally sound, have proper capping on top and watertight flashing where they penetrate the roof.
  • All roofs undergo stress from snow and rain loads so it is possible a truss or rafter may become damaged, resulting in a noticeable small depression. A professional should do this inexpensive repair.

Examine Your Exterior Walls

The condition of your exterior walls directly affects the look and curb appeal of your home.

  • Replace old caulking. You may have to cut or scrape away old caulking to get a good seal. Do not seal drainage or ventilation gaps.
  • Is your exterior paint looking good? If you see faded colors and cracked or peeling surfaces, you need to repaint. Be sure to get competitive bids if you hire professional painters.
  • You can clean vinyl siding but defects or damage to it and to metal siding usually means replacement.
  • Stucco can be repaired but skill is required to blend patches with existing stucco.


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*See sample report for details.  Inspection performed according to the ASHI standards of practice.