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Importance Of a Qualified Home Inspector When Buying in Cincinnati Ohio

Real Estate Agent with Comey & Shepherd Realtors

Importance Of a Qualified Home Inspector When Buying in Cincinnati Ohio

When you buy a Cincinnati Ohio home, you not only buy the structure, but the history of the structure.  Although most people are honest, you still have to do what is necessary to protect yourself.That is why hiring a qualified home inspector with years of experience is essential.

Having a home inspection is a good idea for many reasons.  There may be issues with the house that the seller would rather not disclose for fear of losing the sale.It also may involve a very expensive repair that they are not willing, or even able to take on.But there are many times that the current owners just are not aware that problems exist.There is no intent of deception - they just do not know themselves that a problem exists.For all of these reasons, it is always a good investment to inspect the home before buying.

When looking for a qualified inspector in Cincinnati Ohio, make sure you shop around for a qualified home inspector, because in the state of Ohio, they are NOT licensed by the state. Anyone can potentially be a home inspector and you want to make sure that you select someone with hundreds, if not thousands of inspections under their belt.  You may want to consider a national trade organization like www.ASHI.com (American Society of Home Inspectors). These certifications are put into place to help maintain a high level of qualified personnel representing their trade.

A good inspector will also have all the necessary equipment to perform the task.This may sound simple, but there have been numerous instances where an inspector drove to the property in a car without a ladder.An inspector cannot surmise the situation without all the appropriate tools.You are paying this individual to confirm that your purchase will be a good investment.If they don't show up with the appropriate gear, how can you take their opinion seriously?

Home inspections can take anywhere from two to four hours, depending on the size of the home.It's important for you to attend the inspection as well, because you'll be able to see items firsthand and be able to ask questions of the home inspector. A rushed job means something may be missed.You want someone detail oriented and as picky as possible.A good person will climb under the house, on the roof, in the attic, and anywhere else he can access.After it is complete, he should provide you a detailed, written report, including color photos, that you can go over with your Cincinnati Ohio agent.

For more information on how to buy a home the right way in Cincinnati Ohio, call or text Dan Weis of Comey & Shepherd Realtors at 513-615-1890 or send an email at dan@danweis.com . With 25+ years of real estate experience and one who always puts his clients’ needs first, please feel free to contact Dan with any of your real estate or mortgage questions

Also, if you're a first-time home buyer in the greater Cincinnati Ohio area, you should check out his Free Home & Condo Buyer Class at www.HomeBuyingClass.com for details and upcoming class dates.

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Dan Weis
Real Estate Consultant since 1985
Comey & Shepherd Realtors

Cell/Text: 513.615.1890

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