Home Inspections 

A home is your most valuable asset, and you need to protect it. Award Home Inspections offers both pre-purchase and pre-listing home inspections in the Richmond, Virginia area as well as commercial property inspections. Our licensed inspectors study the home or business and evaluate the condition. The inspectors makes sure you understand any problems, deficiencies and relevant information about home.

Types of items inspected:

  • Exterior
  • Roof
  • Attic
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Interior
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Crawl space​

Pre-Purchase Inspection

A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested or operated to verify proper operation or installation. The inspection is done after you make an offer on a home but before the sale closes. It lets you understand the property’s condition.

Doors and windows are opened and closed. Roofing materials are inspected. Air-conditioning and heating systems are operated. The inspector turns on all plumbing, and the units are tested for operation and leaks.

During the inspection process, the inspector notes the condition and operation of the components. Upon completion, the lead inspector explains his or her findings and promptly emails you a detailed report. If you have any questions, the inspector is happy to provide answers.

Pre-Listing Inspections 

(Seller Certified Home Program) 

Before a home is placed on the market, a pre-listing inspection is a good idea. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer's shock at the "functional condition" of the home. Your home may appear amazing on the outside but could have serious safety or functional issues. With a pre-inspection report, you can either repair or disclose the issues and more quickly expedite the home.

Repairing the items would be the most beneficial; however, finances might limit your ability to fix the problems. Disclosing repairs up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure often produces a higher net sales price for the owner. At the conclusion of the pre-listing inspection, you receive a detailed report with the findings.