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The purchase of a home is probably the most significant investment you will ever make. You should learn as much as you can about the condition of the property and the need for any major repairs before you buy, which can minimize unpleasant surprises. After a home inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of the house you are about to purchase.

If you are selling your home, you may wish to have an inspection before placing your home on the market. It will give you a better understanding of conditions that may be discovered by the buyer's inspector, and you will have an opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition, and earn trust from potential buyers.

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Hey there, my name is Joshua Johnson, welcome to Blueberry Inspections. If you need a home inspection, I’m your answer, but even more than that, I build relationships. Always remember that you’ll be in good hands before, during, and long after your inspection because you're part of the growing family now.

As a Certified Home Inspector in Raleigh, I’ve performed many inspections and continuously invest in my education to grow and be the best home inspector for you. Before that, I worked for 20 years in the Civil Engineering industry. It’s an honor working for my home buying and selling clients and helping them make smart and informed decisions.

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WE FOCUS ON YOUR HOME INSPECTION SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON YOUR INVESTMENT

At Blueberry Inspections, we are a pet-friendly InterNACHI Certified Professional Home Inspection business with the experience and extensive training to provide you with the best home inspection in Raleigh, and the entire Triangle area. But it doesn’t just stop there; we inspect every home with respect and care as if it were our own. We can't wait to hear from you.

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So you're buying your dream home and got it inspected, and now the closing date falls on a day or at a time that isn't convenient for you, your spouse, or your work schedules. No worries, because I have been commissioned as a Notary Public since 2012, and I am also a Certified Loan Signing Agent by the National Notary Association (NNA) and background screened. If for whatever reason you can't make it to the mortgage loan closing, I will meet you anywhere such as your home, at your place of work, or even a coffee shop, so you get your loan documents signed and notarized on your time, on your schedule, and in the comfort of your own home if you'd like. I offer a discount on the loan signing fee for clients that use Blueberry Inspections LLC to perform their home inspection.

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STAND OUT FROM THE REAL ESTATE COMPETITION WITH A 360° VIRTUAL TOUR

360° Virtual Real Estate Tours are revolutionizing real estate marketing by bringing listings to life. They save real estate agents time & money, win more listings, move properties faster, and leave prospective clients blown away. With 360° Virtual Tours, it’s always Open House!

Ordinary Virtual Tours typically are created from the same marketing photos taken of the property and then put into a slideshow. A 360° Real Estate Virtual Tour allows the viewer to rotate their perspective as if they are in the property, and it is a much more immersive experience that showcases a property’s features by using Google Street View Technology. It's a great way to give potential home buyers a great first impression.

The demand for this type of tour is not limited to real estate; many conference facilities, hotels, and businesses are increasingly using this advanced technology to market their locations.

For buyers, virtual tours offer the means to spend much less time looking at properties because they can see the flow and layout of the home before going out to see the property in person. This tool is more important when the buyer is from out of town or even in another state.

For sellers, 360 virtual tours offer maximum exposure night and day for the house. While prospective potential buyers preview the listing, sellers can go on with their lives without agonizing over keeping the property prepared for showing. Furthermore, when they do have a showing, they know it’s for somebody officially serious about buying.

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  • Prospects prefer 360° Virtual Tours for home buying because it saves them a significant amount of time.

  • Virtual Tours allow viewers to have an instant preview of the properties and narrow down their favorite homes.

  • A Virtual Tour saves gas, energy, and money, especially when looking for homes out of town.

  • Homebuyers will be able to get family and friends' opinion of the property he or she wants to buy with a Virtual Tour.

  • When an inquiry from a Virtual Tour comes in, that prospect is better informed and a higher quality contact.

  • A Virtual Tour is the most convenient way of viewing a home where the homebuyer can tour a property on their computer, smartphone, or tablet from the comfort of their couch.

  • 84% of home buyers begin their search for a home on the Internet, of those homes seen online, listings with Virtual Tours receive 50% more views.

  • Research shows that 75% of potential buyers prefer interactive Virtual Tours over normal photographs and that the tours influenced their purchase decision.

Why Even Get a Home Inspection?

There’s no question about it; buying a home without first getting it inspected is risky business. It can leave you with thousands of dollars in repair bills due to hidden or covered up damages. The only way to know if the home you intend to buy is going to be an excellent investment is to have a professional home inspector in Raleigh such as Blueberry Inspections LLC, use our trained eye to spot defects that may cause problems for you in the future. Or, if you plan on selling a home, being able to present the potential buyer with an updated inspection, builds trust and can speed along the selling process. Give us a call today to schedule your home inspection.

What Really Matters in a Raleigh Home Inspection?

The home inspection process can be stressful. A home inspection in Raleigh is supposed to give you peace of mind but often has the opposite effect. You'reasked to absorb a lot of information in a short time, and this often includes a written report, checklist, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming. What should you do?

Relax. Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies, and minor imperfections, and these are nice to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:

1. Major defects: An example of this would be a significant structural failure.
2. Things that may lead to major defects: A small water leak coming from a piece of roof flashing, for example.
3. Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home: Structural damage caused by termite infestation, for example.
4. Safety hazards. Such as a lack of GFCI-protection.

Anything in these categories should be corrected. Often a serious problem can be fixed inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in both 2 and 4).

Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Don't kill your deal over things that don't matter. It is inappropriate to demand that a seller address deferred maintenance, conditions already listed on the seller's disclosure, or nit-picky items.

What the Heck is a Home Inspection Anyway?

A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of a residential dwelling, designed to identify observed material defects within specific components of the home. Components may include any combination of mechanical, structural, electrical, plumbing, and other essential systems or portions of the house, as identified and agreed to by the client and the home inspector before the inspection process.

There is no crystal ball. A home inspection in Raleigh is intended to assist in the evaluation of the overall condition of the home. The home inspection is an observation based on the visible and apparent condition of the structure and components on the date the home inspection took place and is not the prediction of future conditions.

You may later find problems in your house that were not identified in your home inspection report. That’s because a home inspection will not reveal every problem that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the day of the inspection.

A “material defect” is a specific issue with a system or component of a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people. The fact that a system or component is near, at or beyond the end of its normal useful life, is not, in itself, a material defect.

An inspection report describes and identifies the inspected systems, structures, and components of the home, and identifies the material defects that the home inspector observed. Your Raleigh home inspection report may contain recommendations regarding the conditions reported and suggestions for correction, monitoring, or further evaluation by professionals.

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