Why Is A Home Inspection So Important?
Should I Pay For A Home Inspection?
When you buy a home, it’s important to know exactly what you’re buying. Imagine how frustrated you’d be to find out that the hot water heater wasn’t working—in the middle of a shower! This is why you should have a home inspection before you buy your home. A home inspection is an important part of buying your home, and if you don’t know where to find one, we are always happy to refer you to inspectors we have used in the past. However, before you choose a home inspector, you may want to ask a few questions.
- 1. What does your inspection cover? Not all inspections are the same. Ask for copies of previous home inspections so you can see exactly what they will check inside the home. If you are concerned about something specific you noticed during your home tour, like a leaky faucet in the bathroom, mention that to the inspector so they can check it out.
- Are you licensed or certified? If you live in a state that licenses home inspectors, ask to see their license. At the very least, choose a home inspector who belongs to an association like American Society of Home Inspectors. This shows a level of professionalism and education that you can trust.
- What kind of report will you give me? You should expect a written report detailing what the inspector found. Most inspectors will give you a report within a few days of the inspection, often this will be delivered via email, and your agent will be copied. Make sure the inspector will be available to explain anything on the report that doesn’t make sense to you.
- Will I be able to attend the inspection? If the inspector refuses to let you be present during the home inspection, find someone else. Your inspection may be coordinated by your agent, and if you cannot be present, your agent should provide you with notes after the inspection. This is your chance to know exactly what you are buying and what potential repairs you or the seller will have to make.
As your real estate agents, we will guide you through the home buying process. Let us help you find your new Southern California home. Contact us at www.TheWahlbergGroup.com
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