The purpose of home inspections is to find out if any of the components and systems of the property are in unsatisfactory condition. If yes - which is usually the case, I have yet to see a home inspection report with 0 items flagged - negotiations will determine which ones the seller is willing to fix, which, if any, the buyer would be willing to take on himself and which ones are deal-breakers.
However, the general home inspection does not take place to find things wrong with the house! It's to make sure all is considerably well and in operating condition and that there are no major defects. Other than that, it is also an opportunity for the buyer to find out more about the house: age of systems, where are the shut-off valves located, what replacements/improvements should be budgeted for, what are regular maintenance items, and other tips & tricks good home inspectors love to educate buyers (and agents!) about.
Home inspections are serious business. There are informative and educational. Ideally though, they are also fun!
*Since hunting for your dream home, being under contract and finalizing the sale is quite the process that can span a few months, I highly suggest you only assemble team players that you enjoy being around and that make you laugh a time or two besides being skilled negotiators and local experts!*
Pictured here is Chris, owner/chief inspector at Case Home Inspections LLC.. the moment he was trying to figure out how to test the 9 (yep, nine) shower heads in this SPA-like bathroom without getting soaked, a.k.a. the moment he wished he had brought his wet suit! We all had a good laugh, and Chris and I will, no doubt, always remember the awesome house and awesome client because of it.
When the home inspector wishes he had brought his wet suit.. one fun(ny) moment that made this inspection memorable, one fun(ny) moment that made our client LOL.
P.S. When you need a home inspector in Howard or Anne Arundel County, MD, then call Chris with Case Home Inspections, LLC! When you need an Accredited Buyer's Representative in MoCo, HoCo, or Anne Arundel, call me, Andrea with Thompson Company, REALTORS - a boutique brokerage with history (and lots of laughs) - 240.593.2860.