Home Inspections in the following counties:

Milwaukee County | Waukesha County | Racine County | Kenosha County | Ozaukee County | Washington County

1st Choice Inspection Serving Southeastern Wisconsin 414-803-9678

Premier Home Inspection Company

1st Choice Inspection

1st Choice Home Inspection

1st Choice Inspection Milwaukee

1st Choice Inspection Waukesha

Home Inspection

Home inspection Milwaukee
home inspection Butler
home inspection Brookfield
home inspection Elm Grove
home inspection Menomonee Falls
home inspection Thiensville
home inspection Mequon
home inspection Lannon
home inspection Germantown
home inspection New Berlin
home inspection Sussex
home inspection Greendale
home inspection Hales Corners
home inspection Waukesha
home inspection Cudahy
home inspection Cedarburg
home inspection Pewaukee
home inspection Colgate
home inspection Franklin
home inspection Richfield
home inspection Hubertus
home inspection Grafton
home inspection South Milwaukee
home inspection Muskego
home inspection Merton
home inspection Oak Creek
home inspection Jackson
home inspection Hartland
home inspection Big Bend
home inspection Saukville
home inspection Caledonia
home inspection Wales
home inspection Slinger
home inspection Hartford
home inspection Mukwonago
home inspection Milwaukee WI
home inspection Butler WI
home inspection Brookfield WI
home inspection Elm Grove WI
home inspection Menomonee Falls WI
home inspection Thiensville WI
home inspection Mequon WI
home inspection Lannon WI
home inspection Germantown WI
home inspection New Berlin WI
home inspection Sussex WI
home inspection Greendale WI
home inspection Hales Corners WI
home inspection Waukesha WI
home inspection Cudahy WI
home inspection Cedarburg WI
home inspection Pewaukee WI
home inspection Colgate WI
home inspection Franklin WI
home inspection Richfield WI
home inspection Hubertus WI
home inspection Grafton WI
home inspection South Milwaukee WI
home inspection Muskego WI
home inspection Merton WI
home inspection Oak Creek WI
home inspection Jackson WI
home inspection Hartland WI
home inspection Big Bend WI
home inspection Saukville WI
home inspection Caledonia WI
home inspection Wales WI
home inspection Slinger WI
home inspection Hartford WI
home inspection Mukwonago WI
home inspection Milwaukee Wisconsin
home inspection Butler Wisconsin
home inspection Brookfield Wisconsin
home inspection Elm Grove Wisconsin
home inspection Menomonee Falls Wisconsin
home inspection Thiensville Wisconsin
home inspection Mequon Wisconsin
home inspection Lannon Wisconsin
home inspection Germantown Wisconsin
home inspection New Berlin Wisconsin
home inspection Sussex Wisconsin
home inspection Greendale Wisconsin
home inspection Hales Corners Wisconsin
home inspection Waukesha Wisconsin
home inspection Cudahy Wisconsin
home inspection Cedarburg Wisconsin
home inspection Pewaukee Wisconsin
home inspection Colgate Wisconsin
home inspection Franklin Wisconsin
home inspection Richfield Wisconsin
home inspection Hubertus Wisconsin
home inspection Grafton Wisconsin
home inspection South Milwaukee Wisconsin
home inspection Muskego Wisconsin
home inspection Merton Wisconsin
home inspection Oak Creek Wisconsin
home inspection Jackson Wisconsin
home inspection Hartland Wisconsin
home inspection Big Bend Wisconsin
home inspection Saukville Wisconsin
home inspection Caledonia Wisconsin
home inspection Wales Wisconsin
home inspection Slinger Wisconsin
home inspection Hartford Wisconsin
home inspection Mukwonago Wisconsin
home inspection 53005
home inspection 53007
home inspection 53008
home inspection 53012
home inspection 53017
home inspection 53022
home inspection 53024
home inspection 53027
home inspection 53029
home inspection 53033
home inspection 53037
home inspection 53045
home inspection 53046
home inspection 53051
home inspection 53052
home inspection 53056
home inspection 53072
home inspection 53076
home inspection 53080
home inspection 53086
home inspection 53089
home inspection 53092
home inspection 53097
home inspection 53103
home inspection 53108
home inspection 53110
home inspection 53122
home inspection 53129
home inspection 53130
home inspection 53132
home inspection 53146
home inspection 53149
home inspection 53150
home inspection 53151
home inspection 53154
home inspection 53172
home inspection 53183
home inspection 53186
home inspection 53187
home inspection 53188
home inspection 53189
home inspection 53201
home inspection 53202
home inspection 53203
home inspection 53204
home inspection 53205
home inspection 53206
home inspection 53207
home inspection 53208
home inspection 53209
home inspection 53210
home inspection 53211
home inspection 53212
home inspection 53213
home inspection 53214
home inspection 53215
home inspection 53216
home inspection 53217
home inspection 53218
home inspection 53219
home inspection 53220
home inspection 53221
home inspection 53222
home inspection 53223
home inspection 53224
home inspection 53225
home inspection 53226
home inspection 53227
home inspection 53228
home inspection 53233
home inspection 53234
home inspection 53235
home inspection 53237
home inspection 53259
home inspection 53263
home inspection 53267
home inspection 53268
home inspection 53270
home inspection 53274
home inspection 53277
home inspection 53278
home inspection 53280
home inspection 53281
home inspection 53284
home inspection 53285
home inspection 53288
home inspection 53290
home inspection 53293
home inspection 53295


Seller Inspections

Is Your Home Physically Fit?

To give your home a competitive edge when it's time to sell, make sure it is in good physical condition. This not only makes your home more attractive and desirable, it also simplifies the negotiation process when the time comes for the buyer's pre-purchase inspection.


According to home inspection experts, approximately half the resale homes in the market today have at least one significant defect. Routine maintenance is the best way to prevent major, costly problems from developing in the first place. If you have been putting off those repairs, now is the time to make them.


A Home Seller's Check List


Over the years, ASHI has identified a list of common problems that typically appear on buyer's home inspection reports. Early correction of these problems can increase a home's appeal and its selling price. It also sets the stage for a favorable home inspection report for the buyer, and thereby helps to expedite the sale. The following 6-point checklist can help you achieve these marketing goals.


CHECK THE MAJOR SYSTEMS


After size, style, and location, a home buyer's primary concern is the condition of the home's basic structure and major mechanical systems. Most buyers do not want to invest a great deal of money correcting problems in such critical areas. A pre-listing home inspection of the visible and accessible home components can reveal most of these problems, and include recommended repairs, if needed, on the following major items:


        Roof structure and covering


        Foundation, basement, and/or crawl space


        Central heating and air conditioning systems


        Electrical system


        Plumbing system


MAKE MAINTENANCE IMPROVEMENTS


A number of maintenance improvements are relatively easy and inexpensive to make, yet they can substantially improve a home's appearance, efficiency, and comfort. A professional home inspector may make helpful maintenance suggestions, such as:


  1. Trim trees and shrubs which touch or overhang the house


  1. Apply new caulking and weather stripping as needed around windows and doors


  1. Clean gutters of debris and leaves; repair or replace cracked or broken gutters, downspouts, and extensions to ensure proper drainage


  1. Replace bathroom caulk or grouting where necessary to prevent seepage and improve appearance


  1. Ventilate closed basements and crawl spaces, or install a dehumidifier, to prevent excessive moisture build-up


  1. Regrade soil around the foundation, as needed to keep water away from the house


  1. Replace dirty filters in the heating and air conditioning systems


  1. Have the heating and air conditioning systems professionally serviced


  1. Have chimneys professionally cleaned, and install chimney hoods or caps as needed



PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS


Fixing even minor items can go a long way toward improving that important first impression of our home. Here are some typical improvements which might be suggested by the home inspector's findings:


  1. repair leaky faucets


  1. Tighten loose doorknob


  1. Replace damaged screens


  1. Replace broken panes of glass


  1. Replace burned-out light bulbs


  1. Secure loose railings


  1. Repair and coat driveway


  1. Patch holes or cracks in walls and ceilings, then repaint


  1. Repair peeling wallpaper



TAKE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS


Home inspectors also pay attention to items relating to protecting the home and its occupants from danger. They can alert you to important safety precautions which home buyers will appreciate, such as:


  1. Installing smoke detectors on each level


  1. Installing Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI's) in 'wet' areas, such as kitchen counters tops, bathrooms, and exterior outlets


  1. Keeping flammable products away from heaters, water heaters, and fireplaces



MAKE COSMETIC IMPROVEMENTS


An attractive, clean, and neat home will appeal to a buyer's emotions. In addition to making repairs such as those listed above, remember to:


  1.  Keep the lawn mowed and the house neat


  1. Clean the exterior walls and trim; repaint if necessary


  1. Open windows shades and curtains to create a bright, inviting atmosphere


  1. Keep the kitchen and bathrooms clean, since buyers scrutinize these areas



PREPARE FOR THE BUYER'S INSPECTION


It's a good idea to assemble in advance various house records that can be used to answer questions from buyers and home inspectors. The Home Buyer Checklist identifies some of the important factors to consider when choosing a home. In addition to an affordable sales price, they will also want to be sure that the neighborhood and house meet the needs of their family.