Since 1994, A-Pro Home Inspection Franchise has been helping its clients make smarter, better and more informed decisions as they buy or sell a home. As one of the leading Inspection service companies, an A-Pro Home Inspection Franchise not only offers you the best possible home inspection, service, and value, but also provides your clients with the peace of mind that your investment is protected through our iron-clad 120-day assurance guarantee.

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Archive for September, 2012

home Inspection vs. Appraisal

posted by admin @ 2:22 PM
Friday, September 28, 2012

Sometimes buyers ignore the need for a home inspection because they don’t understand the purpose. Inspectors are confused with appraisers. The latter confirms the home’s market value to the lender but it offers consumers no protection in terms of the overall condition of the home.

Buyers shouldn’t let anyone convince them that they don’t need an inspection. Even people moving into new construction or foreclosure home should consider hiring a professional home inspector.

If an inspector identifies problems in either a new or an existing home, the seller could adjust the price or terms in the contract to the buyer’s benefit.

It doesn’t pay to try to save a couple bucks by having a friend with building experience walk through the home. Experienced inspectors know what to look for and how to classify the problems he or she sees. In some states, only licensed professionals can conduct inspections.

 

You Can Help Stop a Silent Killer

posted by admin @ 1:04 PM
Sunday, September 2, 2012

Radon Gas

 

Is there a silent killer lurking in the homes you sell? Believe it or not, radon – a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas – is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.

 

Every year, poor indoor air quality due to dangerous levels of radon account for over 21,000 deaths in the United States alone.

 

The message is clear:

SURGEON GENERALS WARNING:

RADON CAUSES LUNG CANCER

Real estate agents are in a unique position to help stop this silent killer. Why? Because an ideal time to convince a homeowner to test is at the point of sale (or purchase), when they are already prepared for maintenance and testing like repairs, foundation surveys, and home inspections.

 

Making radon testing a routine element of home sales can help prevent dangerous exposure, reduce risk, and improve indoor air quality. Besides, with the right equipment, radon is easy to detect.

  

“Sellers agents should encourage their clients to test prior to putting their house on the market,” says Greg Mangiaracina President of A-Pro Home Inspection Services, “and buyer’s agents should insist upon a home inspection that includes radon testing.”

 

It just makes sense.

 

When you consider that at the EPA recommended action level of 4.0 pCi/L (pico Curies per Liter) a non-smoker is 20 times more likely to develop lung cancer than when living in a home without elevated radon levels, the importance of testing should not be understated.

 

“Compare the risk to the ease of testing and the decision is easy!” says Mangiaracina. “We’re trying to make it even easier by alerting real estate agents that we’ll give their clients a free radon test with any A-Pro home inspection.”

 

Any agent who wants to offer these free radon test certificates to their clients can reach A-Pro at 888.501.5999.”

 

 

 

A-Pro’s Free Radon Test Program

 

The Details: In an effort to raise awareness and help make radon testing a routine practice, A-Pro is proud to introduce its “Free Radon Test”  Program. With the help of Real Estate Agents who are in a unique position to encourage clients to test their homes, we really believe we can make a difference.

 

To Participate: Real Estate Agents can request an unlimited number of FREE Radon Test Certificates to give to their clients,  good for a free radon test with any A-Pro home inspection. We are also willing to test any Real Estate Agent’s home to show the quality of our service. Contact A-Pro for more information or to request certificates.

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