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Pre-Purchase Inspections

A Pre-Purchase Inspection, or verbal inspection, can help you compete in a seller’s market. In markets where homes are selling rapidly, many buyers try to appeal to sellers by waiving the home inspection contingency in their offer. A Pre-Purchase inspection can help a buyer facing a hot market by waiving the inspection that would typically take place while the home is in contract but knowing enough about the property from the Pre-Purchase inspection to make an informed decision about buying it.


The way the Pre-Purchase, or Verbal Consultation works, our inspectors are on site for up to 1 ½ hours. During that time, they will evaluate the major components of the house – roof system, foundation and structural, exterior components, as well as the mechanical systems - electrical, plumbing and HVAC. After the evaluation of the condition of the home, the client is then given a detailed verbal report.

Once our client’s are in mutual acceptance on a home, we encourage the new home owner to have one of our inspectors go back to the house to answer any further questions and provide the thorough written report with digital photos for the difference between the Pre-Purchase Inspectionand the Home Buyer Inspection fees.

We echo all of the wonderful and well deserved praise for Kristine. She was incredibly knowledgable and thorough and she seemed personally invested in our stake in the house hunting process.

One of the things my wife and I valued most was the way she customized her comments to us. She covered all the points of other inspections but she also took the time to point out requirements specific to our plans to get the house licensed for foster care.

Above and beyond.
— Cait H. Seattle, WA

Call 206.354.3092 for more information!