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12 Things to Check During Digital Property Inspections

Published on 19 April 15

When you first start working with a real estate agency, you need to make sure that you have the right tools at hand to make sure you can get the best deal possible. Whilst a property inspection can be a useful way to get all of the ground basics covered, a lot more analysis has to go into the actual process before you decide to make a purchase.

This is why using inspection software can be such a useful tool to have at your disposal.

Working out what to look for, though, can be a challenge. If you don’t know where to start, here are twelve things to look out for when using inspection software to prospect a house;

  • When you first get started in your digital inspection be sure to look at the quality of the little things as you go - are the locks sturdy looking? What is being provided to you in terms of information about the home is there anything that sticks out in terms of the smaller parts of the design or function of the home that you don’t like?
  • Check for minor structural elements - how high is the ceilings? This is something that you’ll need to note as it might be hard to tell just from the images or the media that you see of the home
  • How good is the exterior? Does the drainage look well prepared? These might seem like small things to look out for but inspection software lets you be analytical, and it’s better to get any problems discovered now than later on down the line
  • Do the appliances in the home look well-kept or modern?
  • If there is a garage, how does it look? Check for the condition of the slabs and the walls as well as entry and exit points
  • Look for the little things that you might need to pay for to get changed - things like bathroom layouts etc. can be costly so use inspection software to spot these
  • Where are the electrical fittings etc. in the house? Are they going to be suitable for you?
  • Identify the location of things like pipe materials and drainage systems to see if they fit with what you need
  • Are there any obvious health and safety issues with the property?
  • Look for any potential malfunctions or poor practice with regards to AC systems and, if installed, furnaces
  • What kinds of systems are being used inside for heating? Will this need to be changed?

Make sure that when you are dealing with inspection software you take a very analytical view to the property. It’s vital that you find out all of the little damages and implications that could set you back financially; nothing is more irritating than being impressed by a property digitally only to be disappointed massively when you turn up in the flesh for missing something.

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