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Here is what you should know when you're a seller:

Sellers, preparing your home before selling can make your asking price a stronger one!

Preparing your home before selling by having Security Home Inspectors inspect your home with a fine tooth comb can help you in avoiding problems in the negotiating phase. One of the most frustrating aspects of selling a house is when a problem turns up on the physical inspection. Depending on the severity of the problem, it can lead to a new round of negotiations, delay your escrow, or even ruin your sale. List your house with peace of mind knowing that there won't be any surprises.
A home may look good on the outside, but there may be hidden issues. Security Home Inspectors can offer protection to the seller. Problems may develop over time which can go un-noticed by even the most meticulous homeowner. Unfortunately these issues can lead to delays, unhappy buyers or even lawsuits after the sale. Security Home Inspectors will identify problems such as:

Health and Safety

  • Moisture problems that have developed in the roof (disconnected bathroom vents, minor leaks, improper insulation)
  • Health hazards (disconnected flues, cracked chimneys, loose wires, carbon monoxide hazards)
  • Warn-out water heaters or furnaces (cracked heat exchangers, rusted coils)
  • Proper wiring (correct installation of new circuits, properly protected receptacles in kitchens and baths)
  • Pool safety (adequate fencing, proper wiring around pool, equipment wiring)
  • Smoke detectors (placement, functionality)
  • Modifications (improper use of attic space, dangerous wiring practices, un-permitted additions)
  • Trip hazards (uneven walkways, exposed plumbing/conduit)
  • Security (door locks, windows, garage doors, exterior lighting)

Structural Integrity

  • Condition of the insulation (too little, too much, improperly installed, disturbed)
  • Attic modifications (cut trusses, blocked vents/soffits, minor leaks)
  • Balconies (evidence of deterioration at structural members, railings)
  • Foundation/slab (settling, major cracking, deterioration)
  • Masonry (delamination, improper flashing, cracks, chimneys)
  • Subfloors (Posts and piers, truss damage, plumbing leaks)
  • Roof (flashing, condition, gutters, dry rot, cracked tiles)
  • Overall soundness (condition of windows, doors, drywall, floors)

Functionality

  • Appliances (properly wired, operational, condition)
  • Heating and Air Conditioning (Thermostats, heat exchangers, AC units, proper ducting)
  • Adequate wiring (receptacle in each room, properly installed circuit breakers, lighting)
  • Plumbing (water supply, water heater, drainage, venting)
  • Doors/windows (fit and function, locks, skylights, vents)

The Real Estate Disclosure Law in New Jersey states:

"In a sale of real property with one to four dwelling units (or a manufactured home as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 18007), the listing and selling brokers must each conduct a reasonably competent and diligent visual inspection of the property and disclose to the prospective buyer all material facts affecting the value, desirability, and intended use of the property.

Our inspections are performed by Bergen Tec trained inspectors, and conform to nationally recognized NJ-Alphi standards. We use state-of-the-art equipment including Carbon Monoxide detectors, gas leak detectors, moisture meters, laser temperature gauges. We use this equipment, combined with the latest reporting software, to provide you with the most complete home inspection available.

Members of the National Associations of Certified Home Inspectors
NJ-ALPHI- New Jersey Association of Licensed Professional Home Inspectors
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