Open Door Inspections has been providing residential and commercial inspections to thousands of clients since 2007 in the Metro Atlanta area. Inspections include both residential, and commercial as well as new construction, multi-units, condos, manufactured homes, pre-listing inspections, and 11th month inspections on new construction warranties.
Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase you will ever make. The cost of a home inspection is very small relative to the purchase price of the home. The cost of not getting your home inspected can sometimes be disastrous. We are determined to perform inspections of the upmost quality, with integrity. For a buyer, we make sure that they know and understand every fact about the property that they are purchasing. For sellers, we will provide a report that gives 100% full disclosure, with no worries of a buyer coming back and questioning anything regarding the property or demanding repairs be made prior to closing.
Why Open Door Inspections?
As a professional team of Atlanta Home Inspectors, ODI has conducted 1000’s of Atlanta home inspections, commercial inspections, pre-listing inspections, and warranty inspections since 2007.
Every inspection is covered by our exclusive 200% guarantee!
Fully Insured: General Liability and E&O Insurance.
All inspections include a full color 137 page operations manual for your home.
All of our reports are printed on site and include a CD
with a PDF version of the inspection with all digital
photos included in the report.
All of our inspectors have lock box access.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express on site or online before the inspection.
We accept payments at the time of closing for an additional fee.
It is our accepted responsibility of your trust in us to provide you the confidence to negotiate and complete the transaction you are considering with the total collection of facts regarding the property you are having us inspect. This trust is warranted whether you have hired us for a standard home inspection, a pool/spa inspection, a NRCIA certified roofing inspection, an EPA certified lead-free paint inspection, or many other specialist inspections we are certified to perform.
After our inspection, you will be provided a complete report of our findings both in an electronic format emailed to you within 24 hours (usually within 6 hours) and a printed copy sent FedEx to you if you request at no additional charge. Both reports are identical with many color photographs showing clearly the items we have brought to your attention in the report.
This report remains totally private between yourself and Open Door Inspectors unless you give us written permission to share the report with your realtor or lender or anyone else of your choosing.
Three Deadly Mistakes To Be Aware Of!
DEADLY MISTAKE #1: THINKING YOU CAN’T AFFORD IT.
Today, buying the home of your dreams is easier than ever before. Many people who thought that buying the home they wanted was simply out of their reach are now enjoying a new lifestyle in their very own new home.
Buying a home is the smartest financial decision you will ever make. In fact, most American and Canadian homeowners would be financially broke at retirement if it weren’t for one saving grace — the equity in their home. Furthermore, mortgage rates are more flexible today than ever and tax allowances favor home ownership.
Real estate values have always risen steadily. Of course, there are peaks and valleys, but the long-term trend is a consistent increase. This means that every month when you make a mortgage payment, the amount that you owe on the home goes down and the value typically increases. This owe less, worth more situation is called equity build-up and is the reason you can’t afford not to buy.
Even if you have little money for a down payment or credit problems, chances are that you can still buy that new home. It just comes down to knowing the right strategies, and working with the right people. See below.
DEADLY MISTAKE #2: NOT HIRING A BUYER’S AGENT TO REPRESENT YOU.
Buying property is a complex and stressful task. In fact, it is often the biggest single investment you will make in your lifetime. At the same time, real estate transactions have become increasingly complicated. New technology, laws, procedures, and competition from other buyers require buyer agents to perform at an ever-increasing level of competence and professionalism. For many homebuyers, the process turns into a terrible, stressful ordeal. In addition, making the wrong decisions can end up costing you thousands of dollars. It does not have to be this way!
Work with a buyer’s agent who has a keen understanding of the real estate business and who is on your side. Buyers’ agents have a fiduciary duty to their clients. That means that your buyer’s agent is loyal to only you and is obligated to look out for your best interests. A buyer’s agent can help you find the best home, the best lender and the best inspector. Best of all, in most cases, the buyer’s agent is paid out of the seller’s commission, even though he/she works for you.
Trying to buy a home without an agent at all is, well… unthinkable.
DEADLY MISTAKE #3: GETTING A CHEAP INSPECTION.
Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase you will ever make. This is no time to shop for a cheap inspection. The cost of a home inspection is very small relative to the value of the home being inspected. The additional cost of hiring a certified inspector is almost insignificant. As a home buyer, you have recently been crunching the numbers, negotiating offers, adding up closing costs, shopping for mortgages, and trying to get the best deals. Do not stop now. Do not let your real estate agent, a “patty-cake” inspector, or anyone else talk you into skimping here.
1615 Lakes Pkwy Suite A, Lawrenceville GA 30043
Tel: 678.985.9800 Fax: .678.386.6945