Sunday, November 23, 2008

When to inspect

It is prudent to inspect at or before the time of listing your property with a realtor. A timely inspection will provide you with peace of mind and give you one less thing to do during the regular selling process.

Waiting until you have a buyer for your home can potentially delay or prevent a scheduled closing. It can take 14 days to receive a Property Transfer Certificate.

Minor repairs necessitate scheduling with licensed installers and some require permits and this takes time.

A septic system that has been inspected and approved is appealing to the buyer whereas a system that has not yet been inspected and involves unknowns may provide the buyer with some leverage when it comes to negotiations on the price of the home.

Friday, November 14, 2008

What I offer

Please contact me at (303)817-8337. I would be happy to provide you with a general overview of my inspection process and Boulder County's permit process.

We may also discuss any exemptions for which you might qualify including certain types of change in ownership or transfers of property to effect foreclosure.

Property Transfer Regulation

Effective September 1, 2008 Boulder County began requiring that all existing septic systems be satisfactorily operating and approved by a licensed inspector at the time of purchase and sale. As a Boulder County approved NAWT certified inspector, upon completion of my inspection you will receive: a certificate of operation or detailed report with recommendations on how to update your system to obtain a certificate.

For more information on Boulder County's regulations call me at (303)817-8337 or refer to Boulder County's website: