Whether you are looking to sell a home or purchase one, we highly recommend a home inspection.
A pre-listing home inspection will help you know what needs to addressed in terms of fire, safety, electrical, or structural hazards. This will help give you a head start on getting things corrected so there aren’t surprises later after your home is under contract. There’s great peace of mind in knowing your is free of those hazards, and conversely, there’s peace in knowing what you need to correct if anything at all.
As a home buyer on the house hunt, it will be impossible to know of all issues with the houses you’re looking at. For this reason, we recommend all offers we submit on behalf of buyers to include a home inspection contingency.
What does this mean? It means that you’ll reserve the right to have an inspection performed on the home by a licensed home inspector. This inspection will typically happen within 10 business days of your offer being accepted and it is a cost to you. But it’s a cost well worth it! The inspector will come out to the house and go over every square inch of it looking for any flaws, safety concerns, or home maintenance that needs to be done. If there are hazards, we’ll work with the sellers’ agent to get the issues remedied.
Please remember that there is no such thing as a perfect house, and just because a few things may come up on your inspection report it doesn’t mean that the house is falling apart or that it’s a bad investment. If anything, the home inspection is a good way to know what you’ll need to keep your eye on as a homeowner.
When it comes to choosing a home inspector, you have the power to choose. We’re always happy to make some recommendations, too. Here are two home inspection companies that we highly recommend.
Done Right Home Inspection
Boone Lord, Owner
Stratton Home Inspections
Chris Stratton, Owner