Thursday, April 4, 2013

How's My House Home Inspections is pleased to announce that as part of every home inspection performed in Nassau and Suffolk County, clients will be offered a free one year membership ( $199 value) to the Home Owners Network (HON). HON provides technical support to clients for their home so that they can have 
peace of mind and save money on repairs and maintenance. Clients will have access to a staff of experts to answer questions they may have on technical aspects of their home by using a free phone app or buy using the HON website. The benefits of Home Owners Network are many:
Ask the Expert App, Live technical support, Pre screened Contractor referrals, Home information, repair information, Monthly Newsletter, and discounts on selected products and services. 
With the addition of Home Owners Network, How's My House Home Inspections continues to provide value added services to our home inspection clients, providing what others do not. To find out more about these value added services, call How's My House Home Inspections at 516-732-7595. 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Getting your home ready for the home inspection

It is always good to revisit this issue from time to time. Hopefully, this will be a good refresher for experienced real estate agents, and some value added service to new real estate agents. 
A big concern that we see from both seller and real estate agents when it comes to the home inspection, is the amount of time that we, the home inspector, is at the house conducting our home inspection.  Our goal is to do a complete inspection, and not overlook any item. However, there are times when a home inspection may take longer than it should. A main reason is that the home is not properly prepared for the home inspection. If we can't get to an important area because of clutter or furniture blocking access, then that may take time to move.  For example, during a recent Woodmere home inspection, access to the attic was located in a master bedroom closet. Unfortunately, the homeowner had tons of clothes blocking the access door. We had to take time and remove the items prior to getting into the attic.  During a Farmingdale home inspection, a electrical subpanel was partially blocked by a cabinet. Again, we took time to gain entry to that sub panel.
With this in mind, we created a "Sellers guide to getting your home ready for the home inspection" and we want to share it with everyone, especially real estate agents.  By following the tips we provide, the home inspection process can be speed up. We hope that you find it useful.  We have even provided a printable version which is located at the end so that you can provide your homeowners with it so they can be prepared.
You can read the sellers guide to getting your home ready for the home inspection here. 
For all your Long Island Home Inspection needs, call How's My House Home Inspections at 516-732-7595.