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WIN recognizes the crucial role real estate professionals have in the home buying and selling process. We're here to help foster confident decisions by providing superior home inspection services.

That's also why we've developed a set of complimentary home inspection articles relevant to many home buyer and seller needs, which you can use to provide additional information or help answer questions your clients may have. You can even customize these articles with your contact information and photo for added value. Note: To view samples you will need Adobe Acrobat ReaderTM.

Safe and Sound: Value of a Home Inspection

Unlike other major purchases like an automobile, your ability to "test drive" a home before you actually live in it is very limited. As a home buyer you seek out a property that fits your aesthetics, household needs and price range. Much of a home's value (and eventual cost to you) rests in how sound its construction and major systems are – but the untrained eye isn't able to determine the significance of common home issues that might be apparent during a walk-through.  View a Sample | Customize It Now

Tips for Choosing a Home Inspector

It's important to screen and qualify an inspector before hiring. Here are some common tips for your clients on how to choose a reputable home inspector.  View a Sample | Customize It Now

Elements of a Home Inspection

This article reviews and explains the items our home inspectors analyze during an inspection, including all major home systems and components.  View a Sample | Customize It Now

Frequently Asked Questions About Home Inspections

During the inspection, your client may want to review these specific questions with the WIN inspector.  View a Sample | Customize It Now

How Sellers Can Prepare for a Buyer's Home Inspection

Home sellers quite frequently ask, "What will a home inspector be looking for in my home and how can I be more organized for the home buyers inspection?" Informed sellers can make the home inspection process easier and faster, ensuring a more thorough and accurate inspection.  View a Sample | Customize It Now

The Home Buying Process

The home buying process can be a daunting one, especially for first-time homebuyers. Educate your clients on the steps involved and what they can expect when making a home purchase.  View a Sample | Customize It Now

The Home Selling Process

There are some important steps that you should take prior to putting a house on the market. Let your clients know what they can expect when selling their home.  View a Sample | Customize It Now

A Pre-listing Inspection Prepares Your Home for Potential Buyers

Help your clients understand the benefits of having a pre-listing inspection conducted on their home, including increasing their home's marketability and instilling confidence with prospective buyers.  View a Sample | Customize It Now

Hot Markets and Pre-Offer Inspections

In many markets, multiple offers are becoming more commonplace. If you have clients who are considering waiving the inspection contingency on their offer, educate them on how a pre-offer inspection gives them the information they'll need to make an informed decision.  View a Sample | Customize It Now

What Will Inspectors Look For in My Region of the Country?

A home's structure and its systems are greatly impacted by temperature and moisture levels. Structural elements of a property – foundations, roofs, and walls – age at different rates depending on the climate you live in. Your home's vulnerability to insects, mold, poisonous gases, as well as natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes can vary widely from one region of the country to the next. Geography plays a role, too: If you live on water, on a hilltop or cliff, or in a valley, your property may have been subjected to different impacts over time. If the hot sun, or balmy ocean breezes, high humidity, or long winters characterize your region, it will effect your home.  View a Sample | Customize It Now