Maryland Real Estate Inspections — Buying A Home With Peace Of Mind & Confidence
Buying a home comes with a lot of excitement, but it can also come with a lot of stress and anxiety. There’s so much you don’t know about the future and there can be some uncertainty around value, because you aren’t sure if there are hidden issues or if problems will arise shortly after purchase.
While there’s no way of knowing everything before you buy, investing in a real estate inspection with a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweep can give you some peace of mind.
Why Home Buyers Should Schedule Real Estate Inspections Of Their Chimney
You’ve inspected the home carefully, no doubt, checking for any obvious signs of problems or flaws, and if you’re serious about the home, you’ve probably also invested in a home inspection with a qualified home inspector. But there’s something that’s usually left out of the initial inspections: the chimney and fireplace.
Truth is, most home inspectors very lightly inspect the chimney system. They may shine a flashlight up inside or take a look at the chimney’s exterior, but it doesn’t typically go any further than that. The problem is that most chimney problems are undetectable using those methods. To really understand the safety and condition of the chimney and attached appliance, a more thorough inspection is needed.
Wouldn’t you rather know about major problems, like a much-needed chimney rebuild, an advanced chimney leak, a deteriorating flue liner, or a chimney fire threat, before you close on the home and it becomes just another expense on your list? Homeowners have saved themselves thousands of dollars by investing in chimney real estate inspections, and given the affordable cost of the inspections, that’s a pretty high ROI!
So if you’re buying a home, make sure to schedule a chimney real estate inspection with a CSIA-certified chimney professional. We have the equipment needed to see inside of the chimney flue and the experience needed to know what to look for.
We’ll provide you with a complete report on the chimney and fireplace so you know if repairs are needed or problems are present before you buy. With that knowledge, you can either work repairs into your moving budget, have the current owner make the repairs before closing, or negotiate purchase price to include those repairs. It’s the power, confidence, and peace of mind you need.
Are you a realtor working with a client to close on their dream home? Make your client even happier by scheduling a real estate chimney inspection prior to closing. We provide prompt service and will present you and your client with a detailed report of the chimney and attached appliance quickly, so you can move forward with negotiations. From costly problems like water damage to broken dampers and poor chimney design, we’ll investigate it all so you and your client know what you need to know to move forward.
Your client’s going to remember you and the way you made the home buying process easier and less stressful — imagine how memorable you’ll be if you save your client up to $15,000 in chimney repairs! Schedule a real estate chimney inspection for your client today.
To request an appointment, call 240-801-5626 or reach out through our website. We’re here to help make the buying process a little bit less stressful for you — whether you’re a realtor or a home buyer. Call today!