"Orice was wonderful to work with. He was punctual (8am on a Saturday morning no less!) and extremely friendly. I'm a first time home buyer and he was extremely helpful with answering all of my questions and addressing all of my concerns. After his inspection, we went over the report and discussed the important issues that needed quick attention. His inspection was thorough, clear, and very informative. I highly recommend him!" - J.C., Sandston
"As a first time home buyer, the home inspection process is a little intimidating, you did an amazing job at making us feel comfortable and involved with the process. Thank you for taking the time to explain things that we were unfamiliar with and for double checking things that we were concerned about. You were super thorough and friendly. Thanks again!" -A.B., Richmond
"Orice was professional, personable and explained all of his findings and recommended repairs. I would highly recommend RVA HomeSpec to anyone buying a home!"
- A.D., Midlothian
"Orice was recommended to me by my real estate agent. Orice is knowledgeable, thorough and personable. I love the detailed report with high resolution images and even an embedded video! I would use Orice on my next inspection and would recommend him to others."
- J.S., Glen Allen
At RVA HomeSpec, we understand the significance of professionalism in all aspects of our operation. Purchasing a home is likely the most important investment you will make, so we ensure our role in that process is conducted with integrity, reliability, and focus.
Whether you're buying, selling, or own a home, a professional home inspection can give you peace of mind and vital assistance in determining the health and safety of the home. Just ask my son Lewis!
Our primary concerns when observing a home are fire, safety, and water issues. These, by far, outweigh cosmetic problems. For example, we will not "pick apart" a home for every little nick in a hardwood floor or for a bad paint job. While we will observe almost every inch of the home, our focus is making sure you fully understand the home's overall habitable condition.
A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation.
Attics and crawlspaces are thoroughly inspected, roofing materials and structural components are inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated, and much more. The home inspector will test/look at over 400 items during the home inspection, all the while making notes on the condition and operation of the observed components.
Upon completion, a detailed report will be created and emailed to you.
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Pre-listing home inspections are very useful for the homeowner who wants to sell but may not be in tune with the condition of their home.
Sales are sometimes cancelled due to the buyer's shock at the "functional condition" of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner's knowledge. Having the home inspection prior to placing it on the market is an ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose any issues found in the Home Inspection Report.
Repairing the items would be the most beneficial for closing the sale, however, there may be reasons the owner can't make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sale for the owner.
Katie and Orice Collins, Owners of RVA HomeSpec LLC. A local Richmond family owned and operated business!