Realtors, Roof Inspections and Contracts – OH MY!

The team here at Celtic has a special place in our hearts for Realtors — we love ’em! Being a part of the process that helps families purchase homes is both rewarding and fun. And we want to help realtors make selling or buying a home as stress-free as possible.

How We Can Help

Celtic does free, pre-contract roof inspections to evaluate roofs prior to listings being under contract. This way, any issues with the roof can be taken care of before home inspection deadlines, thereby reducing the stress of getting repairs or a replacement done in 24 hours (we have all been there!). We can save you time, money and stress.

What You Can Do

Schedule a free roof inspection today! Our team has over 30+ years of experience with roofing of all types. We can guide you through the process of repairs or replacements along with decisions about materials, warranties, and certifications. Don’t get bogged down in the many choices available for roofing. As experts, we can help navigate the options, pros and cons of each material as well as the best colors to enhance the aesthetic of the the home.

The Process

When you give us a call, we will schedule a time to do the free inspection. No need for anyone to be home or meet us at the property – we can accomplish the evaluation using our CDC compliant, safe distance strategy and utilize all of our wonderful technology in communicating the inspection and plan of action to you.

Why You Should Schedule a Roof Inspection

As a realtor, you should know very well how many questions potential buyers can have about a property – when was it built? What’s the total square footage? What is this neighborhood like? It’s your job to know as much about a property as possible and answer these questions potential buyers might ask in order to help them better understand the property and eventually make them feel more comfortable and confident when making an offer.

One question you might not expect to be asked is the quality and condition of the roof. It might not even be something your client who is selling the property has thought about because most people really don’t, but you certainly should.

In addition to being able to confidently answer questions about the conditions of the roof, getting the roof inspected will prevent unanticipated issues from popping up later that could result in costly repair fees and delay the sale of the property or the possibility of potential buyers back out after scheduling a roof inspection of their own that gives them more insight into the roof’s condition. Furthermore, knowing the condition and value of a roof will aid in negotiations because if a buyer thinks that the roof will be a financial drain on them in the future, they’ll likely submit a lower offer.

Roof Inspections – Before or After Listing?

So, you know why getting a roof inspection is important, but should you have one done before or after listing a property? Unless you’re helping a seller on a budget, we’d always recommend having the roof inspected before a property is listed. For sellers on a budget, you should obviously still get the roof inspected, just after someone has shown interest in the property.

Roof Inspection vs. Home Inspection  

You may think that an inspection of the roof is included with a home inspection, but most times, this isn’t the case. Even if a home inspector does take a look at the roof, they likely won’t be as experienced or knowledgeable as a full-time roof inspector, so they may not know what to look for and could miss certain things. A roof inspector knows what to look for and has very specific expertise.