As a buyer, how should you prepare for a home inspection
The Rick & Tracy Ellis Team try to prepare our buyers for the inspection by helping them understand the inspection process and how to maintain perspective. Home inspectors are generalists who have a wide range of knowledge that allows them to evaluate the readily accessible systems and components of a home, and having a home inspection enables clients to make informed decisions with confidence. We’ve found some buyers are more comfortable when their agent attends an inspection with them, thinking that the agent may be able to assist as well. As Realtors, we aren’t inspectors, although we’ve seen and heard a lot, the time is better spent directly with your inspector. It’s important for the buyer to learn as much as they can about the home directly from the inspector, they’ll point out many things that could come in handy during an emergency such as the location of the main water shut off. If your Realtor hasn’t previously used the inspector you select, I’d suggest your Realtor is also present during the inspection. Every inspector does things differently and having your Realtor present will also allow him/her to assist with any unexpected issues and to see how the inspector delivers the report. As a buyer, remember inspection time is for you and the inspector, this isn’t the time to bring additional family members to tour the home. It’s important that the inspector can move freely and talk with you and answer any questions.
Tracy was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and The Ellis’ were the #1 Team at RE/MAX Edge in Chesterfield when they made the move to KW Chesterfield. The Ellis’ have listed and or sold over $200,000,000 in real estate. Tracy has been a member of LuxuryRealEstate.com, and is now a member of KW LUXURY International. This will insure exposure internationally to The Rick & Tracy Ellis Team’s luxury listings. Having their own magazine, they learned quickly the importance of photography! The Rick & Tracy Ellis Team have taken technology to the highest level with aerial photography/aerial video, night time photos, HDR, Matterport and aerial video of their listings. Rick & Tracy realize the importance of marketing their listings to the largest possible audience, so they started doing a weekly radio show over 5 years ago. Now they have 2 weekly radio shows, you can tune in to “The Rick & Tracy Ellis Show” every Saturday at 4 PM and Sunday at 10 AM on FM NEWS TALK 97.1. Rick & Tracy make effective use of Social Media by promoting their listings on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, SoundCloud, LinkedIn, E-Newsletter and they’ve created and published their own magazine, Tracy Ellis: A Guide to Luxury Real Estate which you’ll find in over 100 businesses through out St. Louis. Tracy knows the importance of networking with Top Producing Real Estate Agents all over the U.S. and has trained with top Realtors in New York, Miami and CA.