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  • Am I required to fix things that come up in the inspection ?
    Generally the answer is no. There are a few things that may be required by the state, such as having properly operating smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Options. It gives a seller extra time to decide if they want to fix something before listing the house or in the early stages before there is a buyer
  • I have lived here for years, the house is great, why do I need this?"
    Sellers have often lived in their home for a number of years. They’re very comfortable and happy with their home and feel that it is a great home. Thus “being used to the home the way it is” has resulted in sellers not realizing how the home actually is or how a potential buyer may see the home. Therefor, having a presale home inspection helps the seller realize that there are some things that they can do to help sell the home faster.
  • Who normally pays for a presale home inspection?
    The seller or agent pays for the Pre-Sale Inspection in the beginning of the listing instead of at the closing . This allows for the seller to budget and plan out the repairs that need done on there time frame and not at closing.
  • Why get a pre-listing home inspection?
    Pre-listing inspections benefit all parties involved, and they are gaining in popularity. Here are seven benefits to a pre-listing home inspection: 1. Time - Selling agents are given time to help the seller decide what areas to work on to improve the home’s appeal. 2. Options - Sellers can choose who they want to perform the inspection and assist in providing details of equipment maintenance, supply dates of improvements and explanations for current conditions. 3. Flexibility - Sellers gain more time to make repairs and compare bids on work to be done, and can truly provide full disclosure to their potential buyers. 4. Accurate pricing - A pre-listing home inspection helps the agent set the seller's price expectation and can be used to substantiate a higher asking price. 5. No surprises - Agents will have fewer issues to negotiate at the 11th hour, and buyers may even waive their inspection. 6. Full disclosure - Buyers’ benefits include receiving a third-party review of the home’s condition before making an offer which can assist in procuring financing. 7. Stress relief - The inspection can remove any doubt the buyer might have regarding any initial concerns and may also reduce the stress associated with purchasing a home.
  • What is all involved with Mold Testing
    You want to be sure that any discoloration or staining you think is mold actually is mold. And, if it is, precisely what type of mold is it so the mold can be removed correctly. You want to be assured that you and anyone living or working with you in the building have not been exposed to molds that may cause health problems. You want to avoid confusion with similar molds that may not present a mold problem. You may need documentation on the types of the molds in case of litigation.
  • How does it work and who analyzes the mold after the testing?
    After the samples are collected they are immediately marked with the clients name, phone number, address, date and time. and sealed. The Inspector will either personally take or ship the samples to the lab. Clients that want the fast turn around can get results back soon as 24hrs. The report is emailed to the inspector to review and then the results are giving to the client/agent.
  • Is Mold in my home really that harmful?
    Mold is a form of fungus that grows both indoors and outdoors and thrives in warm, damp, and humid environments. There are over a thousand different varieties of indoor mold, and the good news is that the presence of a moderate amount of mold in your home is generally not harmful to your health.
  • Why is a Mold Test necessary?
    if there is a known roof leak that led to mold growth in a known, confined area, you should take appropriate actions, including fixing the roof leak and having the mold removed in an appropriate and safe manner. With the home purchase, having evidence of unusually high levels of mold spores in the house could significantly change the terms of the real estate transaction or even whether the transaction continues.
  • Why do I need a home inspection?
    Home inspections are important because they provide the buyer with pertinent information about the house they are purchasing. The whole idea of a home inspection is to disclose as many material defects inside the home before the close escrow. A home inspection protects buyers by disclosing defects before the buyer purchases the home.
  • Can a house fail a home inspection?
    Home Inspection does not have a pass or fail ending. We are there to give you a better understanding of all the structural components and there working condition the day of the Inspection.
  • Do I have to be there?
    What is nice for the client is that they make the call if they will or will not be there. People are very busy and don't have much time to spare. So if you are there or decide to just have your agent present. We deliver the same honest and detailed inspection that we would want for our families comfort and most importantly there safety.
  • What if the report reveals problems?
    What is nice for the client is that they make the call if they will or will not be there. People are very busy and don't have much time to spare. So if you are there or decide to just have your agent present. We deliver the same honest and detailed inspection that we would want for our families comfort and most importantly there safety.
  • What does a home inspection include?
    A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections. The inspector prepares and delivers to the client a written report of findings. The client then uses the knowledge gained to make informed decisions about their pending real estate purchase. The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.
  • What will it cost?
    Home inspections are important because they provide the buyer with pertinent information about the house they are purchasing. The whole idea of a home inspection is to disclose as many material defects inside the home before the close escrow. A home inspection protects buyers by disclosing defects before the buyer purchases the home.
  • Can you play longer than the previously arranged times?
    YES! We are happy to play as long as need be and your venue approves.
  • Can we provide the dvd or power point for the big screen?
    No, we only use dvds we have produced, that way we can guarantee you they will work the night of your event.
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  • Can we plug into your sound system for a dvd video we made? Or can we have a singer that we have chosen to do live music at our ceremony and/or reception plug in his mic, guitar or keyboard?"
    No, we don't have any additional inputs for a dvd video or for a live performance to plug into. Furthermore, often times their inputs are not compatible with our equipment, so therefore it is best they come prepared with their own audio source.
  • Do you require any electrical cords or anything else for your setup from the client?
    NO! We arrive completely prepared to setup at your venue.
  • How much time do you need to setup?
    We show up 30-60 min. prior to the event that is usually plenty of time for our setup.
  • Can we use your microphone to sing during an event?
    Most definately. IF KARAOKE IS PURCHASED. Otherwise we limit mic use to toasts and informational announcements only.
  • Do you have video screens?
    YES! We have many video screens to choose from for a variety of events. We have screens from 10-20 feet across for picture videos and live coverage at weddings. We also can do music & karaoke videos for any event.
  • What will you wear at my reception?
    We usually dress in a full tuxedo or a suit, Since we\'re often the first person your guests will see when they arrive it\'s important for us to look professional.
  • When will you arrive to set up at my reception?
    We usually arrive at least 1 hour before your reception to make sure everything is completely set up and ready by the time your first guest arrives.
  • Do you videotape events?
    YES! We can videotape ANY EVENT! especially weddings! We digitally shoot each event and dub copies on DVD\'s for you.
  • What type of equipment do you use? Is it professional?
    We always use professional sound equipment. Our systems are identical in each of our trucks. Denon, Shure, Crown and JBL are just a few of the name brands we use. We also use shure wireless microphones for all announcements. All of our sound equipment sits on top of any standard banquet table. All wires are kept covered under linen for a clean appearance. You want everything to look nice and formal the night of your wedding... so we feel the Disc jockies set-up should be the same!
  • Are you the master of ceremonies at my reception and handle all of the announcements?
    Yes, We are not only your DJ but also the master of ceremonies for your reception. As your M.C, we keep your guests well informed with any announcements that need to be made throughout the evening. We make sure it is at a sound level everyone can hear. It is important your guests know when your entering, cutting the cake and taking your first dance! These are just a few of the announcements we make sure are taken care of on your wedding night.
  • Do you need a table supplied from the venue and/or client?
    YES! We would like to have a 6 or 8ft. table supplied for us. We do have stands we can use, however we prefer a table, it is more formal.
  • Do you take breaks or require dinner?
    NO! We play the entire time contracted and don't require dinner.
  • What are the planner sheets and when are they due?
    The planner sheets are presented to you at the time of booking, They outline the steps of the wedding and help you setup a schedule. We will review and help you fill out this planner in your final appointment a week or two prior to your wedding. We meet as close to the date as possible so that all details are as current as possible. This planner is due no later than one week prior to your event.
  • What should we have prepared for our final meeting?
    You should come prepared with a complete list of the songs you will be using on the planner for the traditional dances. If you feel we may not have them, please provide them on a disc in wma format, not mp3 or I tunes. You should also have a rough draft filled out of the planner and all members of your bridal party assigned with their partner. If you\'re having a video tribute with pictures on our big screen, you should have those pictures at this meeting as well. Furthermore, full balance is due at this meeting. Preferred forms of payment are cash, check or money order. The week of the wedding we prefer cash or money order.
  • Do you have backup equipment?
    Yes! We have backup equipment in every truck. Actually two complete setups per truck and two laptops ready to go for your event. We do not over book or solid book any event date. When you book Russell sound lab that is what you get we do not sub-contract out other DJ businesses.
  • Can you help me plan and coordinate my reception?
    Yes, we have lots of ideas to make your reception GREAT! Our reception planning and coordination is included in your package. First, we give you a detailed reception planner for you and your fiance to work on together. Then, closer to the wedding, we sit down with you face-to-face and help you come up with the agenda for the entire reception. During your reception we coordinate the entire evening so you can simply relax and have a great time with your guests.
  • Can you supply ceremony music?
    YES! We actually do many ceremonies throughout the year prior to the reception. We play a 1/2hr. of prelude music while everyone is seated, then we play a processional and a recessional song for the bridal party to enter and exit to, finally we play some postlude music for the guests to exit. The fee for this service is $150.
  • Is there any discount for Friday or Sunday weddings?
    YES, there is a $100 discount offered for Friday and Sunday weddings
  • Can we meet with you to be sure we are comfortable with all the details before we book our wedding?
    We rarely book an event without meeting a couple in person. If you are planning your wedding from out of town we can always talk over the phone or through email. We are also flexible on when we can meet. Alot of our meetings take place in the evenings but we are available during the day and some weekends off-season as well.
  • Is there a Winter discount?
    YES, there is a $100 discount offered January through March.
  • Can we see you perform?
    Yes! We have a video on our show room of us in action or we can setup a pre-arranged and client approved event for you to visit.
  • Do you accept Credit Cards?
    YES! We do accept credit cards however there is a 25.00 fee charged through paypal for the processing of a credit card. For that reason we prefer check or cash.
  • How does your pricing work?
    We charge a flat-rate fee for the package you choose depending on your area (see wedding pricing). We're your DJ for the night which means you won't need to play beat the clock!
  • When do I pay for my DJ services?
    We do not require a retainer or deposit to book our services. A simple signature on our contract is all we ask. We trust you! The contracted fee doesn't need to be paid until 2 weeks before your reception. We accept cash and checks. Credit cards are accepted through paypal for a 25.00 fee.
  • Do you offer a contract to book your services?
    Yes, It includes all of your reception information and the fees you\'ll expect to pay. We keep it simple in wording and eliminate fine print and legal jargon.
  • Do you have current songs?
    YES! We actually update monthly in all areas of music, karaoke and videos!
  • Do you allow guests to request music at our reception?
    Actually we encourage it! We are more than happy to play any special requests. As your DJ it's our job to make the planning process easy. If you give us a few songs you really like we can pick out other ones that will go well with your requests. During the dancing at your wedding it\'s our job to read your crowd and play music that keeps them on the dance floor. Our goal is a full dance floor and a fun filled time for all ages to remember for years to come.
  • What type of music do you play?
    We offer just about every type of music. Our music ranges from the big band era to today\'s top 40 hits! Since we specialize in weddings we will usually create a mix of music for all ages. Our songs are "clean radio-edits" so your guests won\'t hear any explicit lyrics. We work with you ahead of time for your personal requests and then take requests the night of the event as well.
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