Real Estate Agents, Here's How the Advanced Structural Assessment Can Help You and Your Clients

One of the biggest challenges during the home inspection contingency period is when a structural concern is identified during the home inspection and buyers are left worrying about the soundness of the house. Typically, you as the real estate agent are left scrambling to find a structural engineer, often with only a day or two left in the contingency period. The ASA process is designed to expedite this process by collecting the necessary data at the same time as the home inspection and providing a stamped engineering letter within a short period, typically 1-2 business days. This avoids the need to make a second appointment and the data is sent directly to ASA Engineering for rapid evaluation.

Are you a Broker or Agent with questions about the ASA process? Check our FAQ page or contact us about an in person training session at your location. In person training provides an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the ASA process.

When should a real estate professional recommend an Advanced Structural Assessment?

  1. When you notice something unusual in a prospective property such as sloping floors, excessive interior cracking, basement moistures, etc.
  2. When a seller discloses a previous structural issue.
  3. When the house is more than 50 years old.
  4. When there is a crawl space.
  5. When a property is distressed, neglected, or has been vacant for a long period.
  6. When a property was flipped or renovated for sale.