Yes or No to Home Inspection? Easy Decision Process!

Home Inspector with EKAN Home Inspection CPBC #69177

Fork in the road (metaphor), to make a decision.

Here's a simple guide to determining if you need a home inspection or not.

Yes!... to a home inspection:
- In the best interest of a first-time or non-technical buyer
- Third party objectivity
- Informs on probability of failure in systems and components
- Lists needed major repairs and timelines
- Supplements an incomplete disclosure statement
- Identifies conditions detrimental to the property

No!... to a home inspection:
- Not willing to have a "looser" offer with competitive bidding
- Not accepting offers with conditions
- No time for an inspection
- Not mandatory
- Lot value only

There is no wrong way here. It all depends on available resources (bankroll, renovation skills, redevelopment plans, expertise, contacts). The less resources available to a buyer the more caution needed.

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EKAN Home & Property Inspections

Sunshine Coast, North Vancouver, West Vancouver 

Comments (3)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I can count the times on one hand that I did not have a home inspection in a deal in all these years

Oct 25, 2016 10:23 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I always suggest one, but seldom does anyone do one.  I will say i work with a lot of rural people who have a great knowledge and are not worried about the little things.

Oct 25, 2016 10:26 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Having a Home Inspection transfers some of the liability from the Seller's Disclosure Statement to the Home Inspector's skillset (and E & O).

Oct 25, 2016 10:39 PM