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Scheduling your HomeTeam inspections just got even easier with My HomeTeam, your own personal inspection dashboard that functions like an app!

You can quickly see our availability and schedule an inspection with minimal typing, view past inspections performed for you by our team, call, text or email us in seconds.

Contact us today for the simple download link. We will send you a personal My HomeTeam link via email or text. It’s that easy. Setup is a snap, and you’ll be up and running immediately.

You can then click on the link to open your My HomeTeam in your phone’s web browser and follow these instructions for you Apple or Android device:

iPhone or iPad: Tap the ‘Share’ button in the Safari browser and then tap ‘Add to Home Screen’

Android Phone or Tablet: Tap the ‘Menu’ button and tap ‘Add to Home Screen’

Ask the Expert: What Can Sellers Do To Prepare For The Home Inspection?

Q: What can sellers do to prepare for a home inspection?

A: Completing these quick and easy tasks before beginning the selling process will help reduce stress and save your clients valuable time during the home-selling process.

Clean the House
An important part of selling a home is keeping it clean in anticipation of a showing. Cleaning the home will convey that it’s been well cared for and that the house is less susceptible to any issues caused by neglect.

Check All Windows
Have your client take a quick inventory of the windows to make sure they’re in good working order. Replace windows that are cracked or broken before the inspection to save time during the selling process.

Finish the Honey-Do List
Some areas of the home, although not typically thought of as areas that would affect a home’s appeal, may be displayed as safety concerns on a home inspection report. Your client can help themselves by replacing burnt-out lightbulbs, testing smoke detectors, replacing air filters and unclogging drains. These little things are easy to forget in day-to-day life, but taking care of them is a relatively easy task that will help potential buyers focus on the important systems of the home.

Check All Outlets
A sampling of electrical outlets will be tested as part of the home inspection to make sure they’re in good working order. Encourage your clients to take note of which outlets are not functioning in the home and replace them. Or, they may want to consider hiring an electrician to make sure both outlets and the electrical box are updated and in proper working condition.

Clear Areas for Easy Access
Home inspectors will be looking at the major parts of the home, including the foundation, HVAC systems, electrical systems, plumbing and even the water heater. Making sure home inspectors can easily access these areas, including the basement and attic, will save time during the inspection process.

Consider a Pre-Listing Inspection
Hiring experienced and professional home inspectors can save a lot of headaches during the selling process. They will thoroughly go through the home and notify clients of any potential issues ahead of listing the property.

Buddy Stark, Director of Operations for HomeTeam Inspection Service,  Real Estate Magazine

5 Simple Tips For A Low-Maintenance Lawn

Whether it’s regular outdoor entertaining, kids playing soccer or dogs chasing tennis balls, fun on the lawn – combined with hot, dry conditions – can mean your grass gets a major workout during the summer and early fall. But that doesn’t mean you have to.

To keep your lawn looking sharp without breaking your back, follow these five simple tips.

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Paint Like A Pro In 5 Easy Steps

Nothing transforms a home quite like a fresh coat of paint. In fact, painting your own house is one of the smartest and easiest DIY upgrades a homeowner can accomplish on their own.

“Summer is the ideal time to tackle a painting project, as the warmer temperatures lead to faster drying times, and you can comfortably leave the windows open for better ventilation,” said Megan Youngs, Product Manager at DAP. “Just remember, a little bit of preparation goes a long way toward creating a professional look that will last for years to come.”

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HomeTeam Inspection Service Debuts New Location in South Jersey

Milford, OH – For over 25 years, HomeTeam Inspection Service has been providing fast, trusted and accurate home inspection services throughout the United States, and is proud to open its newest location in South New Jersey.

Owner Fran Grenier served in the US Navy from 1983-1988 as an Engineering Laboratory Technician aboard the USS Enterprise. Over the past 20 years he has had a successful career in the Nuclear Power Field, Continue reading “HomeTeam Inspection Service Debuts New Location in South Jersey”

HomeTeam Inspection Service Proudly Debuts Its Newest Location in West Orlando, FL

Milford, OH – For over 25 years, HomeTeam Inspection Service has been providing fast, trusted and accurate home inspection services throughout the United States, and is proud to debut its newest location in West Orlando, FL

New owners Felipe Assumpcao and Jalber Nunes are originally from Brazil but moved to the United States to open a HomeTeam franchise in Orlando. Felipe has a degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Corporate Finance. He has over 20 years of experience in treasury operation for companies such as Shell Oil and Anglo American (a mining company).

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Easy And Breezy: 6 Tips For Controlling Summer Cooling Costs

As Americans gear up for sun, surf, barbecues and all the other fun activities that represent summer, they’re also concerned with how to keep themselves and their homes comfortably cool this season.

Of course, they’re also concerned with controlling costs. The average homeowner spends nearly half of their yearly utility bills – an average of $900 – on heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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HomeTeam Inspection Service Expands with New Location in Snohomish County, WA

 

Milford, OH – For over 25 years, HomeTeam Inspection Service has been providing fast, trusted and accurate home inspection services throughout the United States and is proud to debut its newest location in Snohomish County, WA.

Owner Joe Corbey grew up in Coeur d’Alene, ID and served in the Navy for 8 years as a Hospital Corpsman and an Advanced Laboratory Technician. He has his Associates Degree Continue reading “HomeTeam Inspection Service Expands with New Location in Snohomish County, WA”

Simple Summer Home Maintenance Tips for Comfort and Energy Savings

Things will soon be heating up all over the country. In fact, the average U.S. household will spend 3 percent more on electricity bills this summer than in 2017, due to rising retail electricity prices and higher usage, according to the U.S. Energy Administration’s estimation.

Jennifer Franz, an energy efficiency expert at Lennox, says the good news is that homeowners can spend just a few hours before the season starts to make some quick fixes and easy improvements that will help them save energy and make them more comfortable all summer long, including:

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Guide Clients Through the Home Inspection Process?

Q: What can be done to guide clients through the home inspection process?

A: After being in business for 25 years and performing over a million inspections, HomeTeam Inspection Service has identified the top ways to ensure a smoother home inspection, contributing to happier clients and a better outcome.

Make It Convenient
The home inspection process—from scheduling to report delivery—should be convenient for everyone involved. Online scheduling, text messaging and electronic delivery of reports make convenience possible when it comes to the home inspection. If a home inspection company isn’t providing this, clients are missing out on the best possible experience.

Don’t Keep Them Waiting
Ten years ago, it was commonplace to wait five days or more for a home inspection, but today, consumers want it now. Plus, consumers are busier than ever today. They not only want a home inspection that can be performed soon, but also one that can be performed in half the time of the traditional three- to -four-hour inspection. That’s a large part of what makes HomeTeam successful. Our team approach allows for a faster inspection and more appointment slots each day.

Give Them Options
Clients only want to pay for services they need. While most home inspection companies offer a wide range of services, client needs vary, and the leading home inspection companies allow clients to schedule individual services like pest, mold and radon.

Ensure It’s Educational
A home inspector will not give a pass/fail grade on a home, but will give an objective assessment on the condition of the home during the inspection. Educating the client on their new home and how to maintain it is a sign of a professional inspector. Communicating information in a non-alarming manner is critical to helping clients absorb information and make prudent decisions. An inspector that’s accessible to answer questions onsite and after the inspection instills peace of mind in clients and makes them more confident in their purchase decision.

Deliver Accurate Reporting
In addition to a verbal report that the client receives onsite, the most professional inspection companies will furnish a narrative, electronic report that’s emailed to the client and agent. A narrative-style report is more detailed than a checklist-style report, putting forth a clearer picture of the home with less room for interpretation. Including photos and a summary helps the client easily identify any safety concerns or areas that warrant attention.

Adam Long, President of HomeTeam Inspection Service, Real Estate Magazine’s, Ask The Experts