Tools You Can Use
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
Elements of a Home Inspection
Frequently Asked Questions About Home Inspections
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
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