Most home buyers will elect to have a home inspection as part of their due diligence time. The class will cover what a home inspection is, the various types of inspections, and how to find a qualified home inspector. A sample inspection report will be provided and talked about in order for students to understand red flags, important considerations, and how these items may impact your transaction negotiation.
**Please note: specific negotiation techniques will not be covered in this class. Please see Working with Buyers or Working with Sellers for this)
Instructor Bio: Stan began working with his grandfather at age 14 remodeling and building homes, which is where he gained his love for the building trades. During several years in his youth, he played sax professionally in a rock-n-roll band; yet he still keeps a sax, clarinet, flute, harmonicas, and guitar continually set up in his office for relaxation. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a BSEE degree after attending the first two years of college at BJC (BSU’s predecessor). Through college, he worked as an engineer’s aid, survey crew chief, and draftsman, designing, surveying, and inspecting roads, highways, public water and sewer systems, and subdivisions. After college, he became a certified nuclear reactor operator and control systems engineer. He also owned a cabinetmaking shop on the side (because his grandfather was a cabinetmaker). He then worked for Idaho Power Company for 13 years, computerizing their hydro plants, specifying and purchasing major power equipment, and designing both overhead and underground power distribution systems. But, since 1994, he and his wife, Shanna, have owned and managed AAD Inspection Corp, helping tens of thousands of homebuyers towards their dreams while simultaneously acting as a renovation loan consultant on more than 450 projects.