1.) Instead of the homeowner you are representing having to call all around town and attempting to line up several different contractors, in hopes they can get all of the repair work done from the PICRA list before closing, just have them call us here at PICRA Solutions. With one quick phone call to us, we will handle every last item on that PICRA list for them.
2.) Not only does this take a lot of stress off their plate, but we can GUARANTEE 99.99% of the time that all work will be completed before the closing date. The only instances in which there would ever be a chance we couldn’t get the work done on time, is if the home needs a substantial amount of work completed, and we didn’t receive an approval for the repairs until a week or less before the closing date. (A few examples of this would be: an entire new roof being needed on the home, or major foundation repairs, and the time frame allotted to us for these repairs is a very small window.) Or, if there were special order parts or materials that may not arrive in enough time for us to get them in and perform the needed repairs before closing. In these cases though, we would be entirely up front with you from the very beginning that we’d need a time extension for job completion due to the extent of the repairs needed. This way, you’re not finding out the day before you’re supposed to close that the house will not be ready on time.
3.) We also know that these PICRA’s typically have a 5-day negotiation period. And that we need to get a quote for the needed repairs returned as soon as possible, so that there is time for the seller to get our estimate back and still have time for the ‘back-and-forth’ negotiations with the potential buyer before the 5 days expires. This is why we have a 3-business-day maximum before returning our estimate. And many times can have an estimate returned in less than 24 hours if the home inspection report is clear enough for us to be able to assess the needed repairs without having to go to the property.
4.) Additionally, we cover all of the costs out of our pocket, so the homeowner doesn’t have to. And simply await the check for all of our work to be paid to us at closing. This way, the homeowner doesn’t have to worry about how they’re going to afford all of the repair work potentially needed on their home.
5.) On top of all of this, being that PICRA Solutions is a subsidiary of Chesapeake Pest Control, we can handle the moisture and termite reports (and repairs, if needed) for the homeowner as well. Chesapeake Pest Control also has an entire in-house structural team that can handle anything from smaller jobs like debris cleanouts in crawlspaces or attics to large jobs such as structural and foundation repairs. (https://www.chesapeakepest.com/crawlspace-conditioning)
6.) Lastly, and possibly most importantly, a quick explanation of what makes PICRA Solutions truly unique: Yes, we are aware that there are a few other companies out there that offer similar services. But here’s what makes us different: these companies only operate on a very small scale, as they rely strictly on internal employees to handle all of the PICRA work. PICRA Solutions also has a small group of dedicated, qualified professionals that can handle almost any and all PICRA repairs. But we understand that, during times when things get busy, we may not have enough employees to handle 10+ PICRA lists that may come in on a single day. Therefore, we have created a large database of licensed, insured and bonded subcontractors, in just about any field of work you can imagine, that we know, trust and have already worked with in the past. These subcontractors are on standby at all times for us, for the times that we have, and will get, a lot of PICRA lists sent in to us all at once. So it is the volume of work that we have the ability to handle that really sets us apart from the rest. So whether you send us 1 PICRA list, or 10 at the same time, we will always be willing and fully capable to handle any amount of work sent to us.
On your next home sale, please give us a call and provide us the opportunity to show you just how much we’re capable of and all that we have to offer. We’ve been doing this for several years now, and have received nothing but phenomenal feedback along the way.
We will show you just how simple, easy and streamlined this process can be for you, and the homeowner as well. All we need from you is the home inspection report and a copy of the PICRA list, as well as the closing date, and we’ll handle the rest. You can send those to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or reach out to us at 757-800-5821, if you have any questions.
Please provide a PIN for the contractor lockbox if there is one on the home, and a good contact number for the homeowner, so we can reach out to them to schedule our inspection, if needed. Our typical operating times are 1-3 business days for a FREE full estimate returned to you after we’ve received the PICRA list and home inspection, and no more than 10 business days for repair work completion, once we have approval. And again, don’t forget about Chesapeake Pest Control (757-317-1212, email@example.com) to handle any of your moisture and termite reports/repairs as well! We hope to hear from you soon!