Realty Inspection Group

(540) 797-2073 P.O. Box 2493 Salem, VA 24153

Our Services

If your Realtor recommended Realty Services Group's services, then you know you have a professional Realtor looking out for your interests! Realty Services Group has professional relationships with Realtors who have the same integrity and professionalism we do. Realtors who want to make sure they have found you a great home...Realtors who also know the value of having you as a customer for life!

At Realty Services Group, you will always receive a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! We can't be anymore fair than that! We are so confident in the professionalism of our inspectors that we guarantee every home inspection. If you attend the home inspection, ask your home inspector questions when you have concerns and are not satisfied with our service, we will waive our fee and not issue a final report. This guarantee is only valid prior to the final report being accepted.

Realty Services Group Services

At a minimum, we recommend a professional home inspection with a radon test for home buyers. However, you will get the most benefit by reading about all of the services we offer. To get the ultimate peace of mind and a true understanding of the condition of your home, we recommend going above and beyond the professional home inspection. You should consider a radon test, energy audit and consultation, thermal image inspection and a video sewer pipe inspection to have the best understanding of the overall home’s health. Discounts are available when grouping services!

Professional Buyer Home Inspection

Home inspections can help you buy your home with confidence. As trained professionals we have seen it all, and we'll provide invaluable help in turning you into a knowledgeable consumer.

Learn more about the Home Inspection Process

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Professional Seller/Listing Inspection

One of the main reasons a seller's real estate transaction fails to close or has their selling price renegotiated downward after a buyer has made an offer is because of a defect(s) found at the time a buyer has a home inspection. Many buyers often try to renegotiate their offer after the inspection stating they were not aware of the issues brought out by their inspector when they made their original offer, or worse yet, they will try to back out of the deal.

Re-negotiations can easily be countered with your pre–sale report that shows your inspector identified these issues first and that you took them into consideration when you priced the house. You can also obtain bids ahead of time on major issues, such as a roof you do not want to replace, ahead of time to counter what are usually high estimates from the buyer who wants the whole estimate price deducted from your selling price.

We provide signage and marketing tools with your report!

  • Complete deluxe report with summary of highlights and possible concerns along with section to put bids and repair receipts for issues addressed since report was issued.
  • Inside tent folded Pre–Inspected by Realty Inspection Group signage for showings.
  • Deluxe summary sheets (20) with home highlights and photo of property to hand out to open house attendees. This sheet is printed on brochure paper and is great for helping buyers remember your property without confusing it with other properties they toured that day.
  • Reports available in PDF format downloaded from our site or e–mailed to you. These reports are password protected.
  • Pre–Inspected by Realty Services Group rider for front yard real estate for sale sign.
  • Realtor’s website will have a link (View the Pre–listing Inspection Report) with your home for potential buyers to view it online.

Home Sellers & Buyers Benefit From Pre–Listing Inspections

Benefits to Sellers

  • Keeps you in control of the transaction
  • Provides the perspective of a trained 3rd party
  • Gives you the ability to make remedies cost effectively by allowing time to obtain competitive bid or alternate remedy
  • Helps you determine a realistic price for your home
  • Helps eliminate potential closing delays
  • Helps reduce risk through full disclosure
  • Increases confidence of buyer
  • Reduces stress of buyer's home inspection
  • Educates Buyers
  • Can save the buyer money
  • Makes your house stand out from others on the market

Benefits to Buyers

  • Give Buyers peace of mind that the seller's intention is not to hide any defects in the home
  • The inspection is done already and hosted online
  • The report provides a more accurate, third party view of the condition of the home prior to making an offer
  • Reduces stress by eliminating many of the unknowns
  • Could provide for a faster closing, reducing 11th hour re–negotiations
  • Problems are corrected or at least acknowledged prior to making an offer
  • The inspection is paid for by the seller

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Radon Testing

Unfortunately, Most of South Eastern Virginia is in the EPA's Highest Radon Zones. Not many people, including most Real Estate Professionals, are aware of this issue.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soils, rock, and water that seeps into homes through the foundations. And it doesn't matter if your home is built on a basement, crawlspace or a slab, this deadly gas can seep in and it doesn't matter if it's brand new construction or a 50 year old home.

It's estimated that Radon Gas kills 24,000 Americans each and every year. As a matter of fact, Radon Gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, only second to cigarette smoking.

The good news is that Radon Gas can be detected with a simple test and if the home you're purchasing has elevated levels of Radon Gas, it can be easily fixed. The key to the issue is Getting A Radon Test. Then you know if the problem exists and if so, to what degree.

Please know that I personally would not live in a home in Virginia that had not been tested for Radon Gas!

See Radon FAQ.

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Annual Maintenance Inspection

Where protecting your investment continues year after year!

Over the years of performing home inspections, we saw a need for a routine maintenance inspection and developed a program to fit just that. With yearly check–ups and access to our online home management system, it becomes easy to protect your home from future problems while also creating a history on the property condition which can be transferred over to a new home owner! Imagine the resale value this ads to your investment! We believe that owning a home is the most important part of the American Dream. We believe that you should know every pertinent detail about the investment in your home.

Maintaining the condition of your home ensures you of a safe and comfortable residence for many years. Houses are subjected to destructive forces on a continuous basis. Finding small problems and having repairs made in a timely manner can save you thousands of dollars in major repairs and replacements. Preventative maintenance can reduce your home’s consumption of energy, extend life expectancy of the major components, and lower your cost for repairs. Having a maintenance inspection performed by Realty Inspection Group can give you advance notice of problems and give you time to get several repair quotes without being rushed. While performing your maintenance inspection, possible indoor pollutants such as Radon, dangerous Carbon monoxide levels, and Mold build–up can be identified. I can also visually inspect for Termites or other wood–destroying insects that can destroy your home without you even knowing it. Any of these situations can contribute to a decrease in your home’s value and can pose a significant physical risk to you and your family if not identified in a timely manner. Yearly maintenance inspections are a smart way to protect your investment.

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Builder’s Warranty Inspections

You have been in your new home for almost a year. The clock is ticking on that one year builder warranty. At the one year anniversary you give up almost any chance you have in getting your builder to correct any issues you may have. Our Builder’s Warranty Inspection is designed just for this purpose, so you can give your builder a written document that has all of the warranty issues known to date. Once your builder is put on notice about these problems the builder has no recourse but to correct or address the problems under state law, even if it goes beyond the twelve months. The key is to putting them on notice with the report before the first year anniversary date of your new home.

Even if a new home final inspection was performed, a One Year Builder’s Warranty Inspection should not be skipped. Although many deficiencies may be found during a new home final inspection, additional problems and new or previously latent issues are often revealed during the One Year Builder’s Warranty Inspection. A One Year Builder’s Warranty Inspection is particularly important to find and correct problems before they get out of hand.

This is the same as a standard home inspection. We will inspect all of the readily visible structural elements and major systems of the home.

Additional items and systems unique to a particular home can also be inspected. Cosmetic related issues such as paint issues are also addressed in the report.

When the inspection is complete, we will tell you of any additional problems that were discovered and discuss them with you. We'll point out any safety concerns we notice. You'll also receive a full written report with photos of the inspection via email shortly after the inspection.

We will also tell you about any routine maintenance that should be performed, as well as answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to discover and inform you of anything we find that might affect your new home.

Don’t let the time run out on your warranty before you get everything corrected. You can schedule your Builder’s Warranty Inspection anytime. An industry recommendation is to have one performed between the 9th to the 11th month of ownership. We even have folks that schedule a warranty inspection months in advance so that it will not be forgotten!

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