Arizona Continuing Education COURSE
Property Inspection Issues in Arizona
For buyers and sellers, home inspections can loom large—potential deal-killers wrapped up in mystery, worry, and even suspicion. Helping your clients understand the home inspection process—from the inspector’s role, to your role, to their role—can reduce some of that anxiety. This means you need to be prepared to address the importance of an inspection contingency, explain disclosure obligations, manage expectations, understand common inspection-related issues, and recommend specialized inspections as needed to protect your clients and yourself.
For instance, maybe you have a client who wants to buy a home in Maricopa County, but she’s worried about the risk of fissures. Or maybe your investor client wants to snap up a foreclosed property in Phoenix, but it shows signs of water damage and neglect. Or maybe you have a client who wants to unload a property riddled with subterranean termite damage.
Every home inspection is different—each property has its own issues, and each client has his own set of unique concerns and demands. Properly educating buyers and sellers on the inspection process and any resulting negotiations can reduce nerves and build confidence.
- The importance of the inspection contingency
- The Arizona Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement and other mandatory disclosure forms
- Navigating the inspection process
- Licensee and seller disclosure obligations
- Red flags related to common structural, plumbing, and electrical issues
- Specialized inspection types addressing fissures, problem soils, subterranean termites, radon, sewer lines, plumbing, and more
- Interactive activities and scenarios to seal in the new information and frame it in everyday context