An Inspection of Inspectors...

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams North Seattle 88474

As we all know, purchasing a home is a HUGE investment. When I refer home inspectors to the buyers I represent, it's always 3 different names/companies. Any time I give an inspector reference, I don't refer their names out because I think they are nice, but because I know that the inspection report my buyers are paying for will be detailed and explained.  Occasionally I will hear of a real estate colleague or buyer steering away from an inspector because that inspector charges more than others in the area. When choosing an inspector, look into their credentials. Sometimes the more expensive inspectors are those who have a past construction/contractor background and are very detailed. I have always felt that pictures included in the reports are helpful and let the buyer know exactly which items are called out eliminating any misunderstandings. The inspection report can help a buyer find out a lot about their new home (if they decide to purchase the home) and bring their attention to non-urgent items that they may want to deal with later in the future after the transaction has closed. That report can be great "insurance" and is often well worth every penny spent! 

Posted by
Sonja Tijmann, Realtor, CRS Keller Williams North Seattle (Serving Kitsap, Jefferson and Mason Counties) 360.509.8999

Comments (5)

Kristal Wilson
KB Home - Fontana, CA
Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!

Sonja ~ It's a great practice to refer 3 inspectors and allow buyers to make their own selection.

Sep 30, 2018 08:34 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good reading for prospective home buyers.

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Oct 01, 2018 04:22 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for following my blog. Your comments are always welcome.

Oct 01, 2018 04:23 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sonja, the inspection is a critical part of a transaction, and offering three names is good practice.

Oct 01, 2018 05:27 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Sonja.  I do the same in referring three inspectors.  And, I try to pick the ones that do the most thorough jobs.

Oct 26, 2018 04:56 AM