o Are there shingles missing?
o Is there flashing and trim installed?
o Are there any signs of leaks?
o When will the roof need to be replaced?
o Are there visible cracks on the outside walls?
o Are there any trees near the foundation?
o Does the drainage slope away from the house?
o Are there any soggy areas you can identify?
o Are the walkways and driveway in good condition?
Appliances: (If included)
o Do the appliances appear to be well-maintained?
o What are the ages of the:
o Are there any leaks under the sinks (bathrooms and kitchen)?
o Has there previously been a fire in the home?
o Do the walls show vertical or horizontal cracks?
o Are there any stains on the floors, walls or ceilings?
Ventilation and Sub-Systems:
o Does the house smell? Can you identify the source?
o Do the heating and AC systems appear to be working?
o Does the water heater produce enough hot water?
o Is there a working exhaust fan in the kitchen?
o Do all the switches work?
o Is each outlet properly grounded?
o Do the ceiling fans work?
o Has the electrical panel been recalled?
o Are there any unusual noises?
o Do the faucets and other fixtures have enough pressure?
o Check all of the following elements for signs of damage or wear: