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Home Inspection 101 Event

We had a great turnout at our Home Inspection 101 event earlier this month.

Agents were pleased to learn about the home inspection process in more detail.  We know their clients will be served better by their dedication to furthering their knowledge. Many thanks to Elizabeth Sheffield with Coldwell Banker, and her client, for providing the home.

Keep an eye open for our next event in our agent education series in June! You’re going to love it!

 

NCLHIA 2018 CE Conference

Earlier this month, we attended the annual NC Licensed Home Inspectors Association Continuing Education Conference. We find this to be one of the better opportunities in the state for our state mandated continuing education each year. It is typically a four day event with educational opportunities beyond the required CE. They also have a room full of vendors where we can discuss some of the latest innovations in our industry. This year, the conference took place in beautiful Carolina Beach. The weather was cold and windy- so we weren’t upset being in class all day (and we are always grateful for the opportunity to see the ocean).

Providence Realty Gala

Mid February we had a chance to participate in a wonderful event with one of the fastest growing real estate brokerages in our market, Providence Realty.  They were celebrating a tremendous year, due in part to being an office overflowing with talented agents that always go above and beyond for their clients.

We enjoyed a fun filled evening with clients, agents, and friends. Already looking forward to next year!

Images from Triad Real Producers Magazine.

We’re Hiring!

Licensed Home Inspector
Parkwood Property Inspections

Parkwood Property Inspections is a full-service Inspection company serving the Triad and surrounding areas.

Our business is growing and we are offering an exciting opportunity for an aggressive self-starter. We are looking for someone who enjoys helping people and performs quality work. This is an established business with a reputation for high quality and superior customer service.

 Job Requirements:

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Understands the importance of customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Ability to learn inspection software
  • A positive attitude
  • Integrity and strong work ethic.
  •  Punctual and ability to work unsupervised
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance
  • Must be able to work in various weather conditions, climb ladders, walk on roofs, access crawl space, enter attics as well as stand for long periods of time
  • Available to work some evenings and weekends
  • Active North Carolina Home Inspector License

Email your resume to contact@parkwoodpropertyinspections.com to apply.

House Anatomy Event

It may be early February- but Spring hit Parkwood towards the end of January (which means that the phones are ringing off the hook- Hooray!!). We are always grateful for the opportunity to help buyers and sellers navigate their due diligence process.

I regret that we haven’t been able to share with you some of the photos from our House Anatomy 101 Realtor event until now. We had a tremendous turnout of over 40 agents wanting to better serve their clients by gaining in-depth knowledge of house components and systems. Due to the complexity of a house, it’s structure, systems, and components, this event focused primarily on the electrical system. Feedback showed agents preferred this to a broader overview so that they could actually retain some of what they learned. Many plan to attend future seminars highlighting other topics and we look forward to continuing to assist agents in this way.

Knowledge is a wonderful thing. The consumer is always better served when everyone involved in a real estate transaction works together to stay more informed. Many thanks again to Taz Ameen with Providence Realty for allowing us to showcase his listing for our seminar.

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Ask the Home Inspector: Polybutylene Pipes

Can a home inspector predict the useful life of PB pipes in a home?

Unfortunately, inspectors cannot. Poly pipes may “look” fine, but most of the problems associated with poly systems are not visible. Inspectors can look for water leaking right now, we can look for evidence of repairs, and we can look for certain installation no-no’s (only where pipes are exposed), such as kinks in the piping. This helps a little, but many things contribute to a poly leak, most of which an inspector cannot see. When buying a house with PB piping, purchasers must be aware of the potential for leaks and damage and be comfortable moving forward with the purchase of the home, despite the risks.

 

 

2017 Operation Inasmuch Service Project

This year was a huge success. We helped a homeowner with limited mobility install railings for his front porch, repaired his shower and installed a new shower surround, landscaped to reroute water away from the foundation of his home, and stained a deck.

It was a long day, but as always a rewarding experience for an appreciative homeowner. Looking forward to next year!