Do Your Homework Before Selling Your Home

Looking to sell your home? Why not get a head start and let Meridian Builders perform a seller’s inspection to identify deficiencies in your home. Don’t let a correctable issue be the cause of the sale to fall through. Identify the problems in your home and increase the chances of a quick and easy transaction. Seller’s inspections give you time to correct problems and avoid costly time constrained repairs.

Give your potential buyers peace of mind. They will more than likely request a home inspection to be performed prior to purchasing your property. Give them the peace of mind that you cared about your investment and also were concerned about their interest too! Knowing that you cared about your home will increase your homebuyer’s confidence in the property and help sell faster.

Sell your home stress free knowing that it has been inspected by the best. Seller’s inspection allows you to list your home knowing that you have identified deficiencies and corrected them resulting in a streamlined selling process.

Elements of a General Home Inspection

A home inspection represents the results of a limited visual examination of certain readily accessible systems and components using normal operating controls and openings / access panels. The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of or danger from any potentially harmful substances and environmental hazards including by not limited to MOLD, Radon Gas, Lead Paint, Asbestos, Urea Formaldehyde, toxic or flammable chemicals and water and airborne hazards. Items included in a general home inspection include:


  • Coverings
  • Patios/Decks
  • Patio Covers
  • Sidewalks/driveways
  • Soffits/Fascias
  • Doors/Windows/Trim
  • Gutters/Downspouts
  • Retaining Walls
  • Fences


  • Service Entrace
  • Grounding
  • Panel/Sub Panels
  • Branch Circuits
  • Outlets
  • GFCI protection
  • Circuit Integrity


  • Description
  • Combustion System
  • A/C Components
  • Supply Lines
  • Venting
  • Ductwork/Registers
  • Controls/Thermostats


  • Main Supply Line
  • Distribution Lines
  • Fixtures
  • Vents/Traps/Drains
  • Functional Flow


  • Structure
  • Coverings
  • Flashings
  • Skylights
  • Vent/Stacks


  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Windows
  • Floors
  • Doors
  • Stairs
  • Fireplaces
  • Insulation

NCHILB Code of Ethics and Standard of Practice

Standard of Practice guidelines are located on the N.C. Department of Insurance website. The link below will navigate you to this page. Scroll down to the “Consumers” section of the page and click on “Standard of Practice” to download the file. This document lists the required elements of a home inspection. Clients are advised to study the Standards of Practice for a full understanding of the elements of a home inspection.

Click here to view the NCHILB Standard of Practice