Why a Home Inspection is a Good Idea and not a Waste of Money

Dont pur your money down the drain, get a home inspection

Have you ever thought about a home inspection and wondered if it is a good or bad idea? Many people are put off by thinking that it’s a waste of time and money. As a homebuyer when exactly would you need to hire a home inspection service?

These are all realistic questions that anyone can have; let’s have a look at where we can make these areas of question easier to understand.

If you are looking at buying a property, and about to make a large investment on a home, then you need to be certain that if any work is needed to be completed on that home you have a detailed description of that work. Hiring a home inspection service puts you on good footing from the start. Simply meaning that any issues of concern are highlighted and addressed on the house before solidifying the sale. It may also allow you to leave the property contract to search elsewhere.

When buying a home take the time to be educated and not scared of important buying decisions. The house market is a bit crazy so you need to be well aware of what you are getting into.

When looking for an inspector there are a few things you need to keep in mind…

Always introduce yourself through a call, start a general discussion and ask some questions. Make sure that you call a few companies, and then select the one company who is the most reputable, connected with professional associations, like ashi, and responded best to your concerns. Was the company courteous and professional?

  1. 1.      Did they call back when they said they would?
  2. How long has the company selected been in business?
  3. Can you visit their website, and do they have brochures you can browse?
  4. Are they licensed in the state of Florida or where you are looking to buy your home? When does it expire?
  5. Are they willing to step on the roof and do they take pictures?
  6. How much are they looking to charge for services, what is included in the service?
  7. How do you go about paying for the services?

To learn more about what should be included in a pre-purchase listing inspection, please visit our Home Inspections page.

 

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