Buyer's Worry List

Home Inspector with EKAN Home Inspection CPBC #69177

When a client calls EKAN Inspections to book an appointment, there is one key input that should always be provided. I always ask the following question.

What concerns you about the house?

It’s a simple question with major implications. Everyone gets a first impression of a property on their visits. What’s particularly relevant to an inspector are those perceived red flags that the buyer raises. For example:

  • Are the any environmental liabilities such as lead, asbestos or a buried oil storage tank?
  • Why is there a musty odour in crawl space?
  • Is the crack in the foundation serious?
  • Will the roof have to be re-shingled?

It is to the buyer’s advantage to have a list of those concerns presented to the inspector, in advance of the inspection. The inspector can then pay particular attention to each one and provide the appropriate recommendation.

Remember that a buyer’s concerns may not be that of the inspector’s. However, the peace of mind received with answers to a worry list is well worth the effort.   


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EKAN Home & Property Inspections

Sunshine Coast, North Vancouver, West Vancouver 

Comments (3)

Jenna Dixon
Momentum Real Estate Group LLC - Marietta, GA
55 & Over | New Constructions | Horse Farms

I like the idea of asking the buyer for their list of concerns.  Good advice.

Jan 31, 2018 07:57 AM
Eugene Kanciar
EKAN Home Inspection - West Vancouver, BC
Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind

Hi Jenna, thanks for the comment. A mentor of mine is a brilliant analyst because he always asks questions where most others would rather just not bother... but the answers are always illuminating. The extra effort is well worth it!

Jan 31, 2018 10:25 PM
Golden1 Agents
San Mateo, CA

Thank you for sharing this.

Feb 01, 2018 02:47 AM