Our Services

Emerald Coast Property Inspection, LLC offers high quality work performed by qualified professionals.

I will provide a personalized inspection of your home
A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of a dwelling, which is designed to identify observed material defects within specific components of the home.

It is intended to assist in the evaluation of the overall condition of the home. The inspection is based on the observations of the visible and apparent condition of the structure and its components on the date of the inspection and not the prediction of future

A home inspection will not reveal every concern that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the

In addition to the standard inspection services listed here, call me to find out about my specialized inspection services.

Certified InterNACHI Inspector

  • I am a member in good standing of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).
  • I adhere to the InterNACHI Standards of Practice.
  • I adhere to the InterNACHI Code of Ethics.
  • I stay up to date with the latest inspection techniques in the industry through Continuing Education.

Contact me today to schedule your inspection.

Contact me today to schedule your inspection.

Marc A. Crimmins, CPI
1-850-687-1978
www.emeraldcoastpi.com
emeraldcoastpi@gmail.com

Protect Your Investment.
Inspections to Give You Peace of Mind
Before Making Your Next Real Estate Transactions.

Included in a standard inspection

Exterior

We will inspect:

  • The siding, flashing and trim.
  • All exterior doors, decks, stoops, step, stairs, porches, railings, eaves, soffits and fascia.
  • The vegetation, surface drainage and retaining walls when these are likely to adversely affect the structure.
  • Report as in need of repair any spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles or railings for steps, stairways, balconies or railings that permit the passage of an object greater than 4 inches in diameter.
  • A representative number of windows.
  • Describe the exterior wall coving.
  • Roof

From the ground level or eaves, we will inspect:

  • The roof covering.
  • The gutters.
  • The downspouts.
  • The vents, flashing, skylights, chimney and other roof penetrations and the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible
  • Basement, Foundation & Crawlspace

We will inspect:

  • The basement.
  • The foundation.
  • The crawlspace.
  • The visible structural components.
  • Any wood in contact with the soil.
  • Report on the location of under-floor access openings.
  • Report any present conditions or clear indications of active water penetration observed.
  • Report any general indication of foundation movement that are observed, such as, but not limited to: sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames or floor slopes.
  • Report on any cutting, notching or boring of framing members that may be present a structural or safety concern.
  • Heating & Cooling

We will inspect:

  • The heating system, using normal operating controls and describe the energy source and heating method.
  • Report as in need of repair a heating system that does not operate.
  • Report if the heating system is deemed inaccessible.
  • The central cooling equipment using normal operating controls.

Up Front & Honest Pricing

We at Emerald Coast Property Inspections are up front and honest with our pricing. These are our prices…Period! Emerald Coast Property Inspections will NEVER try and up-sell or tack on “extras”. Our customers WILL receive our very best effort regardless of how big or small the home. You will never pay one penny more than the price you see here.

Free Re-Inspections

All of my services include free re-inspections. When you choose E.C.P.I for your Property inspection, we will return and inspect any work that is done on deficiencies found during the initial inspection to make sure the repairs were done properly.

All members of the military, active or retired, will receive 10% off all services.

Pre-listing home inspections are very good for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. A great many sales are 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 inspected prior to placing on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the inspection report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can’t make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home base upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.

Pre-listing Home Inspections

Pre-listing Home Inspections

Having a pre-listing home inspection by a qualified home inspector before you list your home for sale can have great benefits. Eventually your buyers are going to conduct a home inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first.

Also, having a pre-listing home inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:

  • It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third-party.
  • It helps you to price your home realistically.
  • It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that:
    1. Defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
    2. There is no delay in obtaining the Use and Occupancy permit.
    3. You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.
  • It may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
  • It may alert you of items of immediate personal concern, such as safety hazards or surprise defects that need attention.
  • It may relieve prospect’s concerns and suspicions.
  • It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
  • It may alert you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
Careful consideration of these points will help the seller see it is more of a benefit to inspect than not to inspect. More and more people are choosing to have a pre-listing home inspection in order to avoid the problems of killing the deal with surprises just before the sale finalizes. This trend is becoming more popular and will increase rapidly as the marketplace feels the positive impact it is having. If you want to sell your home for more and get it done faster, then consider the benefits of a pre-listing home inspection today.

PRICE CHART

All Condos $249.99

Homes
Up to 2000sf $299.99
2001sf to 3000sf $349.99
3001sf to 4000 $399.99
4001sf to 5000sf $449.99

Pre-Listing Home Inspections

Pre-Listing Home Inspections

WHY GET YOUR HOME INSPECTED IF YOU ARE SELLING IT

Did you know? If you are selling a home in the Panhandle area, you'll get the highest price in the shortest time, if your home is in top condition. Almost all sales contracts include the condition that the contract is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory home inspection. This is known as, what else, the home inspection contingency. Buyers will insist on a professional home inspection performed by a home inspector they will hire. If the buyers' home inspector finds a problem, it can cause the buyer to get cold feet and the deal can often fall through. At best, surprise problems uncovered by the buyers' home inspector will cause delays in closing, and usually you will have to pay for repairs at the last minute. Or you may have to take a lower price on your home.

Its better to pay for your own home inspection before putting your home on the market. Having a pre-listing home inspection will make the whole sales process easier. You can present any items as 'as is' and reflect them in the purchase price. Otherwise, you can count on the buyers' home inspector finding them at the worst possible time, causing delays, and costing you more money.

One of the key benefits of having the home inspection done early, is that if there are any problems discovered that need to be repaired, you can have the repairs done on your own terms, the person you choose and on your own schedule. You can use who you want to correct the issues; sometimes a handyman can do the job. When a problem isn't found until the buyer has an inspection performed, the deal you've worked so hard to get done may fall apart unless you act quickly to get the repairs done. You will probably need to use a licensed contractor as well. Or you may have to take a lower price in order to keep the deal moving. In either case, you'll almost certainly have more headaches and spend more money than if you'd known about the problems beforehand and had repairs done before negotiations began. You could save thousands by simply being proactive and having the ability to shop around and get competitive bids from repair persons, rather than being forced into paying for a rush job at the last minute. Another area where you can save money is in having flexibility to choose the materials used in repairs. Sales contracts usually specify repairs must be made using materials of comparable quality. By identifying needed repairs early, you’ll have the option to save money by using less expensive materials for the repairs.

You can also benefit from simply offering certain items 'as is.' Often, you can negotiate with a buyer to accept items in the current condition by stipulating that they are reflected in the purchase price. But that same buyer may walk away from the deal if the conditions come as a surprise, after an offer has already been made. If the home is inspected before the house goes on the market you will be aware of the condition of the house before an offer is made. There won't be any surprises and the deal is far less likely to fall apart. It takes a lot of effort to get a sales agreement signed in the first place. If the inspection turns up problems, the buyer will want to negotiate a new deal and that second sales agreement is usually even harder to get done than the first one.

By having a pre-listing home inspection done, you can identify problems early. Then either correct them or present them as is, assuring that the first offer you accept can delays or costly surprises.

Your Emerald Coast Property Inspectors are committed to providing you a detailed pre-listing home inspection that will help you position your home to get top dollar. Our home Inspectors complete pre-listing home inspections throughout the Panhandle area, including Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville, SanDestin and all surrounding communities.

Property Inspections

Property Inspections

We can provide you with an educated evaluation of the building and any accompanying components. We can evaluate the property and advise you of the overall condition and make recommendations regarding any maintenance or issues with the property.

The commercial inspection involves a comprehensive evaluation of all major components of the building including the roof, electrical system, structure, interior and exterior elements, HVAC systems and plumbing and more.

Four-Point Inspections

Four-Point Inspections

This is the most common form of insurance inspection. Many insurance companies and the Joint Underwriting Association (JUA) now request a 4-point insurance survey, which include, but are not limited to these four main areas in a home:

  1. HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
  2. Electrical
  3. Plumbing
  4. Roof
Emerald Coast Property Inspections has the appropriate licenses to perform these inspections for you.

4 point Inspections are $49 when ordered with a home inspection. 4 Point inspections alone are $99

Wind Mitigation Inspections

Wind Mitigation Inspections

A wind mitigation inspection verifies construction methods that create wind mitigation insurance discounts based on those methods which provide greater protection from wind and hurricane damage. The inspection usually takes less than an hour.

Wind mitigation inspections are used to obtain insurance discounts.

Click on the link below for a Wind Mitigation Savings Calculator*

www.floridadisaster.org/wisc/default.aspx

*We have found that most of our clients receive a 30-40% calculated savings off of the wind portion of their insurance.

Call now to schedule your Wind Mitigation inspection.

Wind Mitigation Inspections are $49 when ordered with a home inspection. Wind Mitigations alone are $99

What features are inspected during a Wind Mitigation Survey?

What features are inspected during a Wind Mitigation Survey?

The primary factors in wind mitigation discounts are the wind-resistant features of the property. These features include concrete block construction, gable end bracing, a hip roof, the presence of a single or double roof straps, the type of roof covering, impact resistant glass, reinforced garage doors, window shutters, the presence of a secondary water resistance barrier, property opening protection and property topography. Use the wind mitigation certification, the insurance company will be able to calculate the amount of discount and refund. A Wind Mitigation can only be performed by a certified inspector that has additional training and certification in Wind Mitigation. Wind mitigations pay for themselves.

Florida Statute 627.0629(1) requires insurance companies to offer Florida homeowners “discounts, credits, or other rate differentials…” for construction techniques that reduce damage and loss in windstorms. Florida insurance companies were required to submit filings by March 2003 that provide for these wind mitigation discounts. The insurance company filings began to take effect during 2003. In October 2006 Rule 690-170.07 was passed requiring insurers to increase insurance discounts for wind mitigation features in their filings with the Office of Insurance Regulation.

Wind mitigation is an inspection that may qualify a property for discounts on windstorm insurance. These discounts reward those who have wind-resistance features on their property that decrease the amount of damage that may occur during a windstorm. Less damage equals less costs to insurance companies. These savings are passed on to the homeowner in the form of wind mitigation discounts.