Pre-Purchase Home Inspection

Pre-purchase home inspections can serve as a crucial tool for home sellers. These inspections provide a comprehensive understanding of the property’s condition before it’s listed on the market. During contract negotiations, deals often fall apart due to unexpected issues revealed during home inspections. However, if a seller conducts a pre-sale inspection, they can mitigate this risk by disclosing all known issues to prospective buyers. This transparency gives buyers a clear understanding of what they’re investing in, reducing the chances of post-sale disputes.

Although this process can seem daunting and comes at a cost, it’s a worthwhile investment. From a legal standpoint, pre-sale inspections offer greater safety for sellers by ensuring honesty and fair pricing. Sellers can adjust their pricing according to the issues identified and even have repair estimates on file. Buyers, on the other hand, can use these estimates to make a more informed decision. Thus, pre-purchase home inspections pave the way for a smoother and more efficient selling process.

Wall-to-Wall Home Inspection, with over 30 years of experience, offers thorough inspections of single-family homes, providing you with the confidence to make well-informed decisions.

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Benefits of Pre-Purchase Home Inspection

Pre-purchase home inspections can benefit the seller and buyer in several ways:

  • Anticipation of future costs or expenses
  • A comprehensive list of necessary repairs
  • Enhanced negotiation ability during the home-buying process
  • Gained knowledge of the home’s major systems
  • Decreased unexpected maintenance and repair issues

Our Pre-Purchase Home Inspection Includes:

Our pre-purchase home inspections are full inspections of the property using Wisconsin State Rules and Regulations Chapter 440.97 and SPS 131. These inspections are 100% customizable depending on the type of services you are looking for. Here is what you can expect to receive during and after your inspection:

  • Interior, exterior, and basement coverage are all included (unless customized).
  • Structural Integrity: Foundation, roof, framing, exterior walls, and overall stability.
  • Major Systems: Plumbing, electrical, HVAC, ventilation, and fire safety systems.
  • Individual Units: Kitchens, bathrooms, appliances, flooring, walls, doors, and windows.
  • Grounds and Exterior: Landscaping, drainage, walkways, and overall condition.
  • Same-Day Inspection Report: Our inspector will promptly provide a written report of findings on the same day, offering valuable insights for your pending home purchase.
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Wall To Wall’s Pre-Purchase Home Inspection Pricing

Our pricing depends on the amount of space, items, and types of testing you require. Please refer to our various home inspection services and reach out to us for more information.


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FAQ on Pre-Purchase Home Inspections

If you are selling a home it is in your best interest to have a pre-sale inspection completed, to make sure you get the most for your home. The more you disclose about the home, the better. By disclosing all issues upfront in the inspection report, the buyer cannot come back later and ask you to repair them.

A pre-sale home inspection will give you the information you need to address any home defects before they are discovered by the buyer. You can rely on Wall to Wall Home Inspection Services to complete a thorough pre-sale inspection of your home. You can schedule yours online today!

No Need to Fear Buying a Home

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you shouldn’t be afraid of buying a house. The best way to ease your fears is with a comprehensive home inspection from Wall to Wall. The process is simple! We’ll examine your home-to-be from top to bottom to find any potential necessary repairs before you make your purchase.

At Wall to Wall Home Inspection Services, we offer a money-back guarantee and peace of mind when you buy a house. We’ll carefully walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have, ensuring you are fully educated about your potential new home by the time we’re through.

Our comprehensive home inspections can help you understand the condition of what will likely be your life’s biggest investments. We’ll cover all aspects of a house, including:

  • Building materials
  • Foundations
  • Gutters
  • Roofing
  • Siding
We’ll highlight components of the house, such as:
  • Central air controls
  • Furnace and water heater valves
  • Fuse boxes and circuit breakers
  • Gas and water shutoffs
  • Heating duct dampers
We recommend you be on-site for inspections, as it makes it easier for you to ask questions or learn specifics about the inspections. If you are unable to be on-site, arrangements can be made with your real estate agent.

We provide clear, simple home inspection reports. 

A comprehensive, easy-to-understand home inspection report is essential in getting the most out of your investment. You need to have documentation of damages and repairs to protect you from any unexpected repair costs. Our thorough reports feature:
  • Easy-to-read language
  • Photo documentation
  • Quick reporting

Avoid any first-time mistakes. Buying a home comes with many unique challenges.

Be sure to plan ahead by:

  • Budgeting for potential repairs and remodeling
  • Closing on the house without an inspection
  • Navigate the closing cost with repairs in mind

Licensed by the State of Wisconsin

We are Nationally Certified Home Inspectors which means we can do inspections anywhere in the United States.

In addition to being Nationally Certified we are also Wisconsin State Certified Inspectors, which means we must follow the Wisconsin State Rules and Regulations for home inspections. State rules and regulations can be reviewed here (State Statute 440.97) and here (Chapter SPS 131) – State Certification #1037(Al) #3252(Luke)

Wall to Wall Home Inspectors is fully licensed/certified by the state of Wisconsin and nationally recognized organizations, including:
  • Al is a Licensed Real Estate Broker. He received his license in 1988. He does not practice real estate sales however, it gives his unique insight into the real estate process which helps Clients stay within their contract dates. License #40981 (Al)
  • NACHI (National Association of Certified Home Inspectors), #NACHI08021908 (Al), #NACHI22091226 (Luke)
  • Wisconsin State Certified Inspectors, Certification #1037(Al) #3252(Luke)
  • Al is a Certified Master Inspector, which means he has completed 1,000 fee-paid inspections and/or hours of education (combined), has been in the inspection business for at least three years, agrees to abide by the inspection industry’s toughest Code of Ethics, and agrees to periodic criminal background checks.

We do! We are members of:

  • Angi (Angie’s List)
  • Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors
  • HomeGauge
  • International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI)
  • LinkedIn
  • National Association of Realtor Association®
  • Natioanl Radon Proficiency Program  (NRPP)
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Wisconsin Association of Foundation Repair Professionals
  • Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors (WAHI)
  • Wisconsin Department of Commerce
  • Zillow

Yes! Radon testing is available. Southern Wisconsin is a hot spot for deadly radon gas. Radon is colorless, odorless, tasteless and, most importantly, radioactive. It occurs naturally as a product of decaying uranium found in the earth’s crust. Structures can trap radon gas, creating health problems for their dwellers.

Wall to Wall Home Inspection Services performs simple radon tests that will give you results in 48 hours. Knowing your home’s radon levels is the important first step toward mitigation. Radon testing is affordable and available as an add-on to our home inspection services.
  • Radon testing with home inspection – $150
  • Radon testing without home inspection – $175

Health Symptoms Associated With Radon Gas

  • Chest pain
  • Chronic chest infections like pneumonia
  • Chronic cough
  • Shortness of breath


In addition to whole-home inspections, Wall to Wall Home Inspection performs condo inspections as well. Call, text, or click the “Schedule Online” button above to schedule an appointment.


Other Home Inspection Services

If you’re interested in an inspection of specific aspects of a house rather than a comprehensive home inspection, we offer the flexibility to tailor the report to your needs! Simply let us know which items you’d like us to inspect.

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