Buying a home is a significant investment. Before you do so, you want to make sure that the home you purchase is the right home for you. An inspection is a great way to ensure that the home you purchase doesn’t have hidden problems. In many cases, sellers get their home inspected before placing it on the market. Although the seller’s inspection is a great point of reference, you shouldn’t rely on it to make the decision whether you should purchase the home or not.
The Inspection May Have Not Been a Professional Inspection
Although you can safely assume that a licensed inspector is qualified to inspect homes, you can’t attest to the quality of the inspection. Some inspectors may take shortcuts to complete the process of inspecting the home. They may also fail to examine every aspect of the home. As such, you should hire an inspector to ensure that all major systems are okay.
The Inspection Could Be Dated
Another reason you should have an inspector take a look at the home is things change over time. Even if an inspection was conducted within 90 days of the home being placed on the market, that isn’t a guarantee that everything is perfectly fine with the home as it is now. By getting an inspection completed, you ensure that you know the current state of the home.
The Home Inspection Report Could Be One Among Many
Sellers can hire multiple inspectors to take a look at their home. If one inspector uncovers problem areas while another doesn't the seller will likely show you the inspection that’s rated highly. By doing so, they prevent the need for additional repairs that could cost thousands of dollars.
You Don’t Get the Benefit of Being at the Inspection
As a person interested in purchasing the home, you can walk through the home when the inspector performs the evaluation. By tagging along with the inspector, you get to see if there are any problems with the home first-hand. If your home inspector discovers problems, they can explain what they see so that you can get a better idea about the extent of the problems.
When it comes to making one of the biggest financial commitments in your life, your decision should be based on facts. The best way to ensure that you know everything about a home is to have a home inspection performed on the home. At Inspection Plus, we are happy to examine your home and provide you with the result of our findings. The process begins with a call. Give us a call today.