Residential Concierge Services Bahama – Home Inspections That Can Save Tens of Thousands
If you are about to acquire a substantial residence in the Bahamas you could benefit significantly by engaging our Residential Concierge Service before closing. Even if you have offered a letter of intent you may be able reduce the sales price by a substantial amount. At a minimum, you will learn what the real cost of owning the prospective residence will be.
At Windridge Olen Exports we leverage our decades of residential construction and property management in the Bahamas to provide our clients with a powerful negotiation strategy that’s based on an in-depth, comprehensive inspection of the property that routinely finds issues ignored by or not discovered by the owner’s property inspector.
Using the deficiencies we find, large and small, we can negotiate a lower sales price for you and in the Bahamas that means tens of thousands of dollars.
What the Home Inspector Doesn’t Report
The job of a home inspector is to ensure that a predetermined list of items is in place and working. For example if the roof is built to code and doesn’t leak it passes. What’s not reported is that there is no ventilation of the roof and the ambient temperature in the attic is in excess of 2000. The attic of course is where your air handling ducts are located and when there is a super-heated attic the air conditioning that comes out of those ducts is severely degraded. Result…an air conditioning system that runs but runs inefficiently causing excessive energy costs as well as discomfort.
Even small items like dimmer switches can have an effect on sales price negotiations.
Older dimmer switches used to control lighting and ceiling fan speeds rely on rheostats. Rheostats are basically a control unit between a source of electricity and a device that runs on electricity. The rheostat controls the amount of electricity sent to the light or fan; the less electricity the lower the light or slower the fan.
Rheostats control the amount of electricity going to a device by a live wire attached to a length of “resistor” material (usually carbon) and a second wire that slides up and down on the resistor. Where the second wire is placed on the energy absorbing resistor determines how much power goes to the device. The further apart the wires are the more energy is absorbed and the less electricity is passed on to the light or fan
There are two major problems with rheostats. First the electrical source is always on so you are paying for electricity that is being absorbed by the resistor. The second issue with rheostats is that absorbed electricity creates heat and the faceplate of the dimmer can reach 1500.
The solution is to replace all of them with digital dimmers that actually control the flow of electricity by turning the source off and on (they can do this up to 120 times per second). This means you only pay for electricity sent to the light and you eliminate the excessive heat issue.
The Devil is in the Details
Replacing rheostats is a small issue but it demonstrates how in-depth our inspection is and it adds one more item to the list of deficiencies we will use to lower a sale price. If you are in the final stages of buying, call us for a full explanation of the services we can offer both during the sale phase and afterward.