Even though the Home Inspection service offers significant benefits to all parties involved in a real estate transaction, we consider the buyer to be the one who stands to gain the most from it. Purchasing a residence is unquestionably the biggest investment the majority of people will ever go through in their lives. Consequently, it is important for the buyer to secure that investment by being informed on every possible parameter.
What is a Home Inspection?
Home Inspection is a non-destructive examination and evaluation of the condition of a real estate property and all of its systems, through the assistance of specialized and cutting edge equipment. It is carried out exclusively by experienced, specialized and certified personnel, and is considered indispensable before any transaction involving a home. It is an innovative service that our company is the first to introduce into Greek real estate, and provides considerable benefits and added value to all parties involved in a transaction of a real estate property.
Why is a Home Inspection important?
According to professional Real Estate statistics, the average buyer will check the house for about 30 minutes before submitting an offer. The potential buyer will mainly check whether a residence covers their housing needs and how it feels to them, and never delve into some very basic matters (e.g. heating) or other technical concerns. Our objective is to account for those matters and protect your investment from:
- Malfunctioning and defective systems.
- Systems that present a safety hazard for the future tenants.
- Increased operational costs due to a low system efficiency.
- Localized or more extensive repairs that a residence might need to become viable.
We will also check and evaluate the construction’s overall quality. The potential buyer will be informed about all of the above and even more matters that will turn up during the inspection, so that they can be taken into account for the final purchase decision.
What if a Home Inspection turns up problems?
Realistically, every house, whether old or new, will have issues. What matters is the extent of those issues and how much dealing with them would cost.
What does a Home Inspection involve?
The report we’ll provide to you after the conclusion of our Home Inspection will include the following evaluations, always adjusted to each specific property’s needs:
- HVAC systems (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning)
- Additional electrical installations
- Waterproofing, moisture issues
- Thermal insulation
- Doors and windows
- Structural integrity
- Leak detection
- Thermographic check
- TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) measurement in water
- Overall quality of construction
In addition, we offer a plethora of other services according to the needs of each individual client and property, such as an engineer’s technical check (measurement of actual property surface area, checks for potential unlawful constructions), complete drinkable water check, legality check, Radon testing and various other services. For additional information and analysis of our offered services, please visit the SERVICES section.
Benefits of a Home Inspection
It is not by chance that in other countries 95% of home purchases take place after a Home Inspection. The full report you will receive after the inspection is carried out will contribute to:
- Securing your investment.
- Addressing issues and malfunctions before purchasing a home and moving into it.
- Feeling confident about your choice, as the uncertainty normally associated with buying a home is significantly reduced.
- Fully understanding the home systems’ functionality.
- Complete awareness of proper home system maintenance.
- Knowledge of system efficiency.
- Negotiating the agreed upon price.