Real Estate Agent with Ebby Halliday Realtors

An inspection is a good investment

Whether you're buying or selling a home, it's crucial to include a thorough home inspection as part of the process. It's something consumers often overlook because, as we all know, buying or selling a home can get expensive and expenses add up quickly. While it might be tempting to ignore this piece of the puzzle, it's one of those investments that are a real payoff in the end. Here's why:

  • Consumers can only see so much on pre-owned homes. A home inspection goes beyond the cosmetic to give buyers a clear look at what's behind the walls.


  • From a new-construction standpoint, consumers often think an inspection on a brand new home is a waste, but things do come up that aren't found on a building or city inspection. For example, the hot and cold water indicators on faucets may have been inadvertently reversed. A minor fix, to be sure, but potentially dangerous for families with small children.
  • From a seller's standpoint, offering an inspection to potential buyers goes a long way to ensure peace of mind.
  • The cost of inspections hasn't increased by more than $50 in the last 10 years; total cost is about $250 to $300, so the expense is well worth it.

The bottom line is that a home inspection is the best financial investment consumers can make.CONTACT TONYA PEEK AND TIFFANY SHARKEY FOR RECOMMENDATIONS ON GREAT HOME INSPECTORS 972-977-2254.

Comments (2)

Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

You'll be surprised how some home buyers don't want to do a home inspection since they don't want to pay for it. But home inspection reveals to you things that we non home inspectors can't see. Great post.

Oct 06, 2009 07:06 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Home inspections can be very beneficial to the homebuyer - thanks for sharing!

Oct 06, 2009 11:29 PM