Anthem Home With Pool
Anthem Home With Pool
Anthem Home With Pool
Anthem Home With Pool
Anthem Home With Pool

Professional Home Inspection

In general, buyers are entitled to conduct a series of inspections on the property they are about to purchase. After your offer has been accepted, I will assist you in hiring a professional home inspector to inspect the property. As an agent at HomeSmart, we recommend you choose a home inspector that is certified by a trade association.

Some of the items typically investigated during an inspection are appliances, plumbing, A/C, heating, electrical, structure, foundation, roof, and attic. If any of the previous are areas of concern, you can ask your inspector to address concerns regarding indoor air quality, expansive soil conditions, previous fire or flood, pests, and mold. If you are obtaining a loan, your lender may require specific inspections, such as an inspection to certify that the home is free of wood-destroying organisms.

It is around this time you can expect to be provided with a Property Disclosure Statement from the seller, which contains all information related to the sale of the property. I will ask you to read through it carefully and ask any questions you might have during your inspection period.

Additional inspections you may want to consider are a survey to determine where property lines are located and a claims report, which gives Buyers the past insurance-claim history on the property (a factor which can affect the cost of your homeowner's insurance).

In addition to formal inspections, Buyers should consider other methods of obtaining information about the property. For example, talk to your potential neighbors and drive around the neighborhood during different times of the day. While touring the neighborhood, consider things such as proximity to freeways, airports, and schools.

The Offer

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Many factors will affect your decision on what to offer on the property. Market conditions are always a factor. For instance, if it is a “buyer’s market,” you will have more negotiating room for the property. In a “seller’s market,” you may want to place your best offer upfront to be the one chosen by the seller.


The values of the properties around the one you want are also factors that should be considered. These figures are typically called the “comps” or “comparables.” I will show you all of the properties on a list that has closed or are for sale in the vicinity of the property you are making an offer on. These comps must be analyzed and a realistic value for the property can be established. There will be an appraisal on the property after you open escrow, and often what you are willing to pay for a property and what an appraiser determines as its value are two different numbers!


You will also want to establish the close of escrow date or date you will become the owner, before writing an offer. If you are obtaining a loan, a lender will generally need about 30 days to complete your loan, order and evaluate the appraisal and furnish the closing documents. If you have been pre-approved, this time frame may shorten. You will want to give yourself ample time to conduct any inspections on the property before your closing date.


There are other terms to be considered when placing an offer that may affect whether or not the seller is willing to accept the offer or whether you are willing to accept the seller’s terms. Some of the factors to consider are if a pre- or post-possession of the property has been requested, if a home warranty will be included and, as stated previously, what market conditions currently are.


As your HomeSmart agent, I want you to enter into an agreement equipped with as much information as possible. Our commitment to providing you with superior customer service is demonstrated by our training and support programs, which are designed to assist me and in turn help you be the most informed Buyer you can be.


An offer to purchase property is a legally binding document that should be explained to you in detail as you are filling it out with your agent. You should always feel free to consult an attorney or tax advisor to obtain further information you deem necessary. We want you to be prepared but also enjoy this exciting experience. Anything I can do to help, just ask!