Sunday, January 22, 2017

The importance of a Pre-Listing Inspection Attention Sellers & Realtors!

I was browsing YouTube and came across a realtor from Atlanta Georgia.  His video production is super crisp and the presentation speaks for itself.  Please take some time to click on the video and take a look.

Friday, January 20, 2017

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The purpose of an inspection is to determine whether items are performing their intended function.  Inspectors are generalists and must not portray themselves as specialists in any field or trade, even though most inspectors are plumbers, electricians, HVAC contractors, etc.  Take myself for instance, I'm an apartment building owner and have bought and sold countless single family houses all over Michigan and Ohio.  Everything from electrical, plumbing, HVAC, drywall, painting, and even demolition I've done with my own two hands over the last 17 years.  That's a plethora of experience yet, when I walk into a customers home I don't pretend to be an expert on any one singular trade that might have an impact on repairs that need to be addressed.  However, where my experience becomes invaluable is I know how to spot the problems.  I know when something is not installed properly and creates an immediate danger.  Or when maintenance needed is just normal wear and tear.  And although the inspector does not inspect for compliance with building codes for two reasons, First, this is the jurisdiction of the municipality where the property is located. The municipality is responsible for ensuring that buildings are constructed according to standards for health and safety.  And Second, building codes constantly change, and codes in forces when the house was built may not be current. It is impossible for an inspector to know all codes for all municipalities.  And although as a home inspector we are not code officials, we are extremely familiar with the minimum housing code or ordinance in the area in which we live and do business and we focus on health and safety issues to ensure you're not in danger in the home.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Lease Signing Inventory Inspection Report for Detroit Landlords

Most landlords sign the lease with the tenant and then forget about it until it's time to collect the rent. Beware of career tenants, these are individuals that will sign a lease, make a couple payments and then look for every excuse to drag you into court to defer making payments. Unfortunately Detroit 36th District Court, depending on which judge you get are sympathetic and fall victim to the tenants fake tears and complaint. Don't fall victim to this. Get an unbiased third party please signing inventory inspection report. Go to our website at

Turning a Property Around in Detroit and Why You Should Use Pre Closing Inspection

When it comes to turning a property around, real estate investors know how to make it happen.  But often times making it happen means rolling up your sleeves.  That's why I'd like to tell you about a company that can help you kick off your investment property turn around the right way.  They're called 1-800-GOT-JUNK?  You've seen them in your town and I'm telling you they're awesome.  Whether it's a once dilapidated house back onto the tax rolls or rehabbing a multifamily into a community asset, investors see the silver lining that others often overlook.

So when you open the door and you see you've got a mess on your hands, the first call you should make is to these guys.  The next phone call you should make is to us, We will send one of our inspectors out there to provide you with a full detailed inspection report of all deficiencies and we can even provide you with a complete scope of work so you can begin negotiating with your contractors and send the Scope of Work to the Home Depot Pro Desk and they will even do all the work of putting together your material list with prices.  Talk about the WOW factor!  You can only get it with Pre Closing Inspection Services... Don't close without it.

Inspecting for Bedbug Epidemic in Detroit

Myth: "If only we still had access to DDT we could defeat bedbugs"

In reality Bedbugs were almost all but eliminated from the industrial world due to availability and broad use of numerous pesticides, with DDT being the most common.  Since the 70's, when the United States banned DDT, significant parts of the world still utilized DDT, especially in Africa and Asia.  Since that time, decades have passed and thousands of generations of bedbugs have been exposed to various level of those pesticides, passing on increased immunity to their offspring.  The resistance is so strong in various strains that some bedbugs are resistant to DDT at 1,000 times the concentration it was previously used.  This parasite is remarkable in that it actually has the ability to pass on these traits of resistance to future generations.  In my experience it takes vigilance and cooperation from your tenants to rid the problem, often times this requires frequent trips into each unit using various chemicals and over all keeping the unit clean.

It's also advisable to know as much as you can about the bedbug if this is what you're dealing with.  They can actually be difficult to deal with.

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Be sure to use pre closing inspections if you suspect you have a problem.  Often times with a pre sale inspection you not only will we be able to tell you if your new home has electrical issues, foundation issues and or roof problems we can also look for pests as well.  Make sure you check us out on the web at