What to Expect During Your Next Home Inspection
What to expect during a home inspection?
That’s a good question. First, we will start on the outside of the house, walking the roof (if possible) and working our way inside the house. We will open every window and check every switch and outlets that we can.
We will crawl and climb all over and inside the house. We will check all systems required by our state’s standards of practice and more at request.
We try and connect all dots of what the house is telling us, so we can educate you as the buyer. You will want to really know what you are purchasing and that is what we are there for.
You are not required to be there for your home inspection but we recommend that you be present if possible.
After your inspection is completed by our professional staff, we will walk you through the report that we compile. This is often a valuable learning experience for most people and will help you get the most out of your home inspection.
During this time you are welcome to ask questions directly to your home inspection team and the inspector can explain maintenance tips for specific areas.
On average, we spend around two to three hours completing the on-site inspection and another hour in our office completing your report.
After we complete the inspection, we will then talk through the report with you. Once we finish talking through any issues found, we will then compile a comprehensive report for you to review in a day or two from when the inspection is completed.
There’s a common saying we often tell people. “No house is perfect, and that’s okay.” Although, it is up to you to decide how any problems the inspection uncovers might affect your decision to purchase.
If we find major issues, it may be a good indicator that you can work with a quality realtor to negotiate your purchase price with the seller. All in all, the choice is yours but knowing about issues early is the best way to make an educated choice and protect your biggest investment.
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