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5 Important Things to Consider for A Home Inspection

by Assist2Sell Premier Choice Realty 04/14/2019

Before you make the final decision to buy any property, one of the most important things you can for yourself is to ask for a home inspection with a good home inspector. You probably don’t know how to ascertain the quality of the foundation or the condition the electrical wiring is, so having a home inspector conduct a visit will help you identify things that you should watch out for as well as things to note before you finally purchase the home.

  • Carry out your own inspection beforehand. It's always better that you have had time to check out the house yourself before going to hire a home inspector. You get to check out the wiring, plumbing, roofing, etc. and see if anything looks out of place to you. You can now raise those questions whenever the home inspector carries out his visit.
  • Be present for the home inspection. Attending the inspection is so you can be available to ask questions about things that bother you. You want to be sure that nothing is left unexplained to you, so the best way to tap into the relevant knowledge your home inspector has is actually to show up for the inspection.
  • Look out for quick fixes. Sometimes a quick fix like a fresh paint job in one room or new wall in just one part of the house may mean that the seller is mindful of you and pays attention or very motivated to sell the home. Other times, it may be that the seller is trying to hide something and cover it up from you. Whatever the case may be, you won't get another look at those fixes.
  • Take a lot of pictures. Always ask the home inspector to take pictures of the home or bring your camera along yourself. You might not get an opportunity to go back to the house to have a second view at something you just remembered so it’s often preferable to have lots of pictures that you can always go back to see whenever something new comes to mind.
  • Hire someone you can trust. You don't want to use a home inspector without any loyalty to you. You should focus on finding a person that can talk freely to you about any potential issues. If you need help finding a reliable home inspector, you should ask at your local neighborhood association or real estate professional for recommendations.

About the Author

Author
Assist2Sell Premier Choice Realty

Steve Konsella, Managing Broker

Steve is a Colorado native born in Boulder and raised in SE Denver and Littleton. He graduated from Heritage High School. Steve attended the University of Denver before transferring to and graduating from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ where he earned a BS in Economics degree.  He has been a licensed broker for almost 25 years. He began his real estate career working in the home building industry. He sold on-site for Pulte Homes and John Laing Homes. He also worked for David Weekley Homes as a construction superintendent furthering his knowledge of the home building industry. Broadening his horizons to include both new and resale homes, Steve worked as a Re/Max agent for several years.  He chose to open his Assist2Sell office in 2005 because he likes the consumer-friendly flat-fee pricing structure which saves his clients a lot of money.

A lifelong hockey player, he has coached his 3 sons’ Foothills Hockey Association teams and manages to squeeze in some weekly play time with friends. He is also a big fan of all the Denver sports teams, especially the Colorado Rockies and the Avalanche.

Susan Konsella, Broker Associate

Susan is a 2nd generation Colorado native – born and raised in Littleton, she graduated from Heritage High School then earned a degree in accounting from University of Colorado at Boulder.

After 20 years as a CPA in all sorts of industries, Susan became a real estate broker 5 years ago because she loves the personal interaction of real estate and collaborating with others in a way that increases their life satisfaction.

The decision to buy or sell a home is highly emotional so balancing the level of emotion with practicality is important. Susan is a facilitator who can help refine a client’s objectives, provide and explain information and work toward the client’s goal. While she brings skill with financial details, it is so much more than numbers. It is also about making the process enjoyable and taking care of details that people would rather leave to an expert, while working toward a successful real estate transaction.

Honesty, integrity, strong work ethic, professionalism, the characteristics people look for in an accountant. are all criteria that people need in selecting a real estate broker. With that in mind, Susan strives to provide people the kind of service she would want. The following items make up her business goals and values.

Provide Excellent Customer Service: Listen to clients and care for them beyond their expectations.
Work with Integrity: Treat every transaction as if it were my own.
Hold Others in High Regard: Make each interaction I have with others a positive one.

Susan’s hope is to create a long-term relationship with each client through consistent practice of these values.

She’s the mother of three teenage boys and enjoys crossfit, gardening, baking and spending time with friends.

TESTIMONIALS

Working with Steve and his office made our home selling and purchase experience easy and stress free, they are the best in town! First he helped us find the perfect new home to purchase and then we needed to sell our existing house fast. He ended up getting us two offers within three weeks. He was then able to arrange the timing for both the purchase of the new house and sale of the existing house to work out perfectly. Because of his experience and hard work we sold and closed on the old house and moved into our new house within 60 days! Steve listened to what we wanted and made it all happen. We highly recommend Steve to everyone we know!

-Kevin & Tracy W

We decided to sell our home during a troubling housing market. Our house was the third one on our block to be put on the market and the first one to sell! Steve with Assist2Sell sold our house quickly and saved us on commission.

-Kip and Linda H

Steve, Thank you for helping us with the sale of the farm house and taking the time to help us find our new home. We appreciate your integrity throughout the entire process of selling one home to purchase another. We highly recommend you to our friends and family for when they will need a Realtor of your caliber.

-Sara and Chuck B

As first time home buyers, Steve was always available to answer our questions and made the process a breeze. Flexing to our needs and schedule, he assisted us in finding the wonderful home we are still in today!

-Chad and Kelsey J