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Entries from February 2011

Why You Shouldn’t Hire That Cheap Home Inspector

February 28th, 2011 · No Comments

See and download the full gallery on posterous How much do you Charge for a home inspection?  I here this all the time.   That is a great question but it should be the last question you should ask and not the first.   You see not all home inspectors are the same.  Let me give you [...]

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Home Inspector Marketing Using Great Flyers

February 27th, 2011 · No Comments

See the full gallery on posterous Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin has built a pretty good home inspection company using Savvy marketing and really clever flyers he has created. He has seperated himself from the pack by using outrageous marketing flyers.   He uses dierect mail campaigns for ne agent aquisistion and agent retention strategities and [...]

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Why Get a Home Preinspected

February 27th, 2011 · No Comments

There are many reasons to get a home preinspected.  Preinspected home sell quicker and for more money than home that aren’t preinspected.  The following are a list of advantages to having a preinspection.   · The seller can schedule the inspections at the seller’s convenience. · It might alert the seller to any items of immediate concern, such as radon gas or [...]

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Death by Chocolate, Death by Contract Event a Hit in Charlotte NC

February 24th, 2011 · No Comments

On Wednesday Feb 23, The Carolina Realtor Resource Alliance sponsored the event “Death by Chocolate, Death by Contract”  where Bill Gallagher and Scott Greene talked about the new North Carolina Real Estate Contract and how to stay out of trouble with it.  It was a great success with over 200 peopl coming.  Unfortuanately they had [...]

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Home Inspection Carolina Offers Five Star Home Inspection

February 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

See and download the full gallery on posterous Home Inspection Carolina of Charlotte NC has started a new Comprehensive home inspection called a 5 star inspection. The five star inspection is the most comprehensive home inspection in Charlotte NC market today.  It includes a home inspection, termite inspection, Recall Check, Carbon Monoxide testing, infrared scanning [...]

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Radon in Real Estate

February 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

  HUD Federal Housing Commissioner takes action on radon In a 2006 letter, Brian Montgomery, the Federal Housing Commissioner at HUD informed Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgagees about revisions to its home inspection form (HUD-92564-CN). There is a section on radon testing including the EPA and U.S. Surgeon General’s recommendation that all homes be tested. [...]

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What Are Hot Tub Requirements

February 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina has inspection over 6,000 homes in his 15 year career.  One of the things he runs into over and over is hot tubs and jacuzzis.  There are several things that are important to know about hot tubs but there are two things that come up more than any other.  [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Code Violation on New Home

February 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a new home in the Providence Downs section of Charlotte when he noticed a code violation while he was inspecting a new home. Anytime there are more than three steps there is supposed be a handrail. The handrail on this home was missing. Preston Sandlin and Home Inspection [...]

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How Not To Fix Loose Outlets

February 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was inspecting a home in Weddington NC when he saw several metal bands over the outlets.  The homeowner had put these metal bands over the top of the outlets because they were loose.  This isn’t the way to fix loose outlets.  The outlets should be secured or fastened better to [...]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds a Damaged Water Heater

February 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin was recently inspecting a home in Charlotte NC.  When he noticed that there was scorching on the bottom where the flames had rolled out.  The burners where damaged and there was carbon monoxide leaks all around the water heater.  This water heater needs to be replaced. Preston Sandlin and Home [...]

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