Electrical dos and don’ts might just be the most confusing and frustrating part of an inspection report. Although it has been required by the National Electrical Code (NEC) for over a year in Texas, the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) Standards of Practice (SOP) for Inspectors has just now caught up with a list, so Real Estate Agents and Clients may notice a lot more “Deficiencies” noted on their inspection reports. (This actually took effect on February 1st, 2022.) Regardless of when the house was built, if there is not GFCI/AFCI protection in the required locations, we are required to
The housing market of 2021 was, and continues to be in 2022, without a doubt, a Seller’s Market. This means that sellers hold more power in the transaction due to an extremely low inventory. Because of this, potential buyers are often skipping the home inspection as a way to make their offer more enticing. Not only is this not advisable but it seems that a lot of buyers, and even some Real Estate Agents, do not understand what this means in terms of the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) One To Four Family Residential Contract, which is the mandated form
Home sellers should always be looking for ways to make their homes stand out from the pack. With so many potential buyers in today’s market, it can be difficult to do so. However, there are a few simple tips that every homeowner should know about before listing your property on the market. Whether you are going the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) route, Listing with a Discount/Flat Fee Broker, or utilizing the benefits of a Full-Service Real Estate Agent/Brokerage, there are things you can do to set your home apart and help to potentially spend less time on the market,
That’s right. We started a podcast that is available through YouTube and on all major podcast platforms. Take a look at it at HERE and then Like, Share, and Subscribe on YouTube, as well as, your favorite daily driver pod. I am very excited to get this going as I hope to highlight some superstars in the Home Service industry. We will be chatting with other Inspectors, Realtors, Trades, and the folks behind the scenes keeping the Real Estate machine churning… Transaction Coordinators, Title Reps, Insurance Agents, Bookkeepers, and many more. There are many misconceptions and downright UNtruths about this industry and
Shannon Gatewood is the owner of Gatewood Superior Inspections. Sometimes he rambles on trying to teach someone a thing or two.