Remax sarnia realty inc., Brokerage
1319 Exmouth St. Sarnia,
ON, N7S 3Y1

Ryan Gervais

Ryan is a full time Sales Representative with Re/max and look forward to being your guide to the Sarnia Real Estate market

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The number one question that I get asked as a professional home inspector is what can you expect from a home inspection?

  • An average sized house should take approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours to complete the inspection.
  • A computer generated report that includes all defects with photographs and explanations on home maintenance specific to the home you are buying is provided.
  • One important element that needs to be considered is to put the house inspected into “context”.  No house is perfect and part of my job is to compare this house to others of similar age, construction and features.
  • I would recommend the client attend the home inspection if at all possible. It is more productive to show a client a defect or concern rather than just describe it in a written report.  All questions will be answered, but at times I will defer the answer until later on in the inspection.

After introductions are completed I like to ask a few questions to gain a better understanding of the client needs.

Have you owned a home before?

First time home buyers will require the Home Inspector to take time to provide a more comprehensive explanation of the findings.  Often first time home buyers will have more questions that need to be addressed as an example, maintenance items may need further explanation.

Are you planning to do any improvements or renovations soon after the purchase?

As an example, if the kitchen cabinets are the original and several years old with multiple defects it would be beneficial to know if the client plans to replace them soon after the purchase. An inspection of the cabinets would be done, however, the time would not be extensive in order to provide more time with other aspects of the home.

Are there any specific concerns that you may have?

It’s possible to do an inspection and never mention an item that the client may have on their mind. For example, if the last home they lived in had constant moisture problems in the basement, this may be a concern to them but if this particular house does not have any of these concerns it wouldn’t be brought forward by the Inspector. It’s better to ask the question in the beginning and address the concern as the inspection progresses.

Ryan Gervais

Ryan Gervais is a full time multi-award winning agent who is here to help you through your real estate journey. Ryan's main passion is to protect his clients greatest investment by making sure you buy a great house for a fair price. Reach out today and see for yourself the difference a great agent can make.

(519) 381-4055

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