There is possibly nothing more important for a buyer to do after reaching a price agreement on a home than to have a home inspection.
Since it is an expense paid by the buyer, some buyers mistakenly choose not to do the inspection.
That’s a huge mistake!
An extremely important part of the home buying process is having the home inspected once you have an accepted offer.
Usually, the buyer has a time period in which to have the inspection, typically 10 days, or they lose the right to have one.
I doubt any seller, knowing a home will be inspected will try to hide something, but sometimes things are not obvious, so do not fail to have your future home inspected!
A general home inspection should be done by a certified home inspector. They will inspect:
Other types of inspections could also include:
It’s also very important that you, the buyer, attend the home inspection.
You’ll find that your inspector will guide you through the process and give you a heads up on anything he finds as well as giving you general tips on upkeep to avoid future problems.
I’ve seen cases where buyers who thought they knew what they were doing decided to not do the inspections only to find out later that they had to pay out many times more than the cost of the inspection to fix something a good inspector would have found.
I can’t emphasize enough how important i think this is.
Kelley Knitz has been a RE/MAX agent for over 26 years and is in the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and is a long time member of the Toledo Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club.
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