Trust but Verify

Real Estate Agent with Lake Life Real Estate

When you have an accepted offer on a home you are interested in, it is very important to know all the facts. Reasonable expectation could be placed on the home inspector’s report and an appraisal, if you are using a federally backed loan (FHA, VA, etc.). However, you do have the right to conduct specialized inspections as well.


With specialized inspection, an additional review of life safety areas of the home, will provide a better understanding and condition of your future home. These specialized inspections include but not limited to: Roof; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC), Plumbing; Electrical; and Foundation.


A home inspection will provide you with a great report of the home and highlight areas of potential concern. And in the event a concern is noted, the home inspector will recommend a contractor to review the issue. Any home inspector will tell you, they are not an expert in everything in a home. And knowing as much information as you can prior to purchase will minimize an abundance of potential stress in the future. However, you do not need the recommendation of a home inspector to order a specialized inspection.


Knowing the life expectancy of a furnace, roof, foundation, plumbing, well, septic, and electrical is very important. Also, these items often will have a high price tag in the future when repair or replacement is needed in the near future. Trust but verify the information you have available will provide an additional layer of comfort. Remember: Your Money, Your Home, Your Peace of Mind!


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Comments (2)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I will trust to a certain point until I verify the facts

Sep 04, 2018 03:41 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Good points Ben. I will trust a seller up to a certain point but always have my clients verify those claims with a home inspection.

Sep 04, 2018 02:19 PM