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Home Inspections a Valuable Component in Competitive Market

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Author: Keith Loria, Real Estate Magazine

For more than 20 years, Mike Hanneman and HomeTeam Inspection Service of Anchorage have brought a winning formula to home inspections in the Anchorage, Alaska area, relying on a team concept to ensure the most accurate and complete home inspection.

Thanks to this team approach, different inspectors are called upon depending on their specific area of expertise. The final result? A comprehensive whole house inspection, usually done in half the time it takes competitors.

Brian Broderick, a 26-year veteran agent with Jack White Real Estate in Anchorage, has worked with HomeTeam Inspection Service for more than a decade. And in his opinion, they’re the only way to go.

“Not only do Mike and his team have the knowledge to do a great job, they have the communication skills to be able to put everything in layman’s terms,” says Broderick, who goes on to explain that his reputation and track record as an agent are two of the main reasons he’s been with the same company for 26 years. “It’s important that I use someone with the same mindset, who understands that it’s not about the property, but rather, it’s the client you have to take care of.”

In that regard, Broderick notes that HomeTeam doesn’t give the standard “everything’s fine” report.

Once the inspection is completed, HomeTeam sends a comprehensive narrative report containing all the vital information one will need upon living in the home.

“The turnaround time is typically 24 hours, even if you catch him on a Friday, which is wonderful,” says Broderick. “The report is always emailed, which makes it easy for me to forward along to clients, especially since I’m not always in the office on the weekend.”

The report comes with a slew of informative photos, which are extremely important for the client, because when they’re looking at line items such as safety or maintenance issues, the photos paint everything in a clear picture.

“It’s not just about being honest. They find the things that are significant to the homebuyer. They make me look good as a professional,” concludes Broderick.

By Keith Loria, Real Estate Magazine