I’m excited to announce that we’re now offering an additional service here at HPI: walk-through inspections. This service is available only to clients looking to purchase a foreclosure, investment (rental), or commercial property.
If you fall into that category, the walk-through inspection may be an appealing option. Buyers interested in these types of properties are often not concerned with all the details that come along with a typical, comprehensive inspection and report. Instead, they are usually only concerned with the more “major” items (foundation, roof, HVAC equipment, safety hazards, etc). Likewise, these types of transactions often have short time restraints that make scheduling typical inspections in a timely manner difficult, and the notion of spending the normal amount of money for a traditional inspection is not appealing – especially if utilities are shut off and the inspection is already limited in its scope.
The walk-through conveniently solves these issues. Rather than performing a traditional inspection and providing a detailed and lengthy report for a normal fee, we simply meet the client at the property, perform a walk-through and verbally communicate our findings. Because this process is informal and does not require the additional time and work of writing a detailed report, the cost of a walk-through is much cheaper (about one-third) and is done for a flat fee regardless of the size, age or condition of the property.
It is important to understand that this option is certainly NOT a substitute for a traditional home or commercial inspection that is more comprehensive and provides a detailed, comprehensive and written report. But for clients interested in purchasing a foreclosed, rental or commercial property, this may very well be a practical, simple and cost-effective option.
*To learn more, visit our website at http://www.hillinspections.com.