Move In Certified


Considering the current Real Estate inventory, this marketing program helps set your Listing above all the rest.


View a short PDF file about this program (here).

View what a Move In Certified Inspection Covers (here).

View a sample Move In Certified Report  (here).

View Move In Certified inspected listings (here).

Download a Move In Certified Report (here).

 "Keep Things In Their Proper Perspective"

  • As a former Real Estate Agent I view the house with a marketing approach.

  • As a former HVAC Service Engineer I inspect the most expensive and most likely defective appliance in the home. Home Inspectors are not EPA Certified to conduct these technically exhaustive inspections.

  • As an Infrared Thermographer I view the property in a "different light". The Thermal Inspection substantially reduces the likelihood of unseen latent defects that may result in a law suit after closing.

Everyone wants to buy "The Perfect House".

However, this is an unrealistic expectation!

The important thing is knowing what you are buying!

What makes a Move In Certified home better than the listing down the street?

  • The same reason a "Certified pre-owned vehicle" sells better than one in the Want-Ad's.

  • The web based report is available to potential buyers before they pre-view your home. This saves you time and aggravation from showing the house to a buyer who wouldn't otherwise be interested.

  • The inspection report complements the MLS Listing, increasing the chance of a "showing".

  • The inspection report can be used in place of the required property disclosure form.

  • The link to the Inspection Report can be posted on the MLS listing which will get more Realtors showing the property after viewing the report.


  • The Homeowner is more knowledgeable of their property and has ample time to address repairs that are always required before closing. This reduces the cost of repair as there is adequate time to correct the issue without it becoming an "emergency" service call. 

What's inspected during a Move In Certified inspection:

Our primary concern is the safety of visitors touring your property.

We encounter numerous conditions every day which are unsafe to us the inspector. We do not want visitors to your property exposed to these conditions. We will help to eliminate these potential personal injury concerns.

In accordance with common real estate purchase and sale agreements, all components of the property are required to be in working/serviceable order (unless otherwise disclosed).

If you are living in the home, you know what does and does not work. These components do not require inspection. We will assist you in determining functionality of components that you are not likely to be aware of.

The overall building will be inspected for any indications of structural deficiency.

Electrical panels will be opened for inspection. The electrical service will be loaded to capacity and inspected with thermal imaging equipment to determine the existence of overheating conditions on the service.

Plumbing supply and drains will be tested for "functional flow and drainage".

The attic area will be inspected (if accessible) to evaluate structural components and identify signs of moisture intrusion and roofing functionality.

The basement/crawlspace will be inspected for structural components and identify signs of moisture intrusion which is the primary cause of structural damage and mold growth.

The HVAC system which is the most expensive appliance in the home will be fully inspected, even though this inspection is outside the scope of home inspectors who may be inspecting the home in the future. Reference to the capacity, efficiency and performance of the HVAC unit is almost always referred to an HVAC contractor for further evaluation which becomes a last-minute repair and an added unexpected expense. We will be certifying that the HVAC system is functioning properly and prevent this often unnecessary and substantial expense.

The state of Tennessee has imposed a home inspection licensing law which sets the standard practice of what home inspectors "must" inspect and report on. All of the state required inspections will be conducted.

I often relate to buyers that purchasing a resale home parallels the purchase of a used car. Small scratches are expected and we can not expect a set of brand-new tires with every used car. However, we do expect those tires to be functional for sometime into the future and have the ability to hold air. Our inspection report will address some of the issues which are maintenance concerns rather than repair concerns. With home ownership comes home maintenance and the buyer should be ready to accept responsibility of these maintenance issues with the purchase of the property.

Our inspection will attempt to place things in perspective for both the buyer and seller. Not every home is suitable for every buyer. The buyer should be aware of issues that may have an adverse effect on their family dynamic. An improperly constructed stairway may be a concern to handicapped, young and the elderly occupants. The homeowner should not be expected to re-engineer the stair system, rather the buyer should find a more appropriate house for their needs. Conflict often arises after the sale because a buyer bought into a situation that they had not expected. This is where lawsuits are spawned.


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