Know What To Expect At Your Home Inspection

Reblogger Will Hamm
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

Always important to have a inspection done on a home even if it a new built home.  This is good information by Abby Stiller to learn about inspections!

 

Original content by Abby Stiller Lic. # SL3154233

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So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection.

This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you paid for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or in some cases, to walk away. Your agent can advise you on the best course of action once the report is filed.

 

 

 

 

 

How to Choose an Inspector

Your agent will most likely have a short list of inspectors that they have worked with in the past that they can recommend to you. HGTV recommends that you consider the following five areas when choosing the right home inspector for you:

1. Qualifications – find out what’s included in your inspection and if the age or location of your home may warrant specific certifications or specialties.

2. Sample Reports – ask for a sample inspection report so you can review how thoroughly they will be inspecting your dream home. In most cases, the more detailed the report, the better.

3. References – do your homework – ask for phone numbers and names of past clients who you can call to ask about their experiences.

4. Memberships – Not all inspectors belong to a national or state association of home inspectors, and membership in one of these groups should not be the only way to evaluate your choice. Membership in one of these organizations often means that continued training and education are provided.

5. Errors & Omission Insurance – Find out what the liability of the inspector or inspection company is once the inspection is over. The inspector is only human, after all, and it is possible that they might have missed something they should have seen.

Ask your inspector if it’s okay for you to tag along during the inspection. That way they can point out anything that should be addressed or fixed.

Don’t be surprised to see your inspector climbing on the roof or crawling around in the attic and on the floors. The job of the inspector is to protect your investment and find any issues with the home, including but not limited to: the roof, plumbing, electrical components, appliances, heating & air conditioning systems, ventilation, windows, the fireplace and chimney, the foundation, and so much more!

Bottom Line

They say, ‘ignorance is bliss,’ but not when investing your hard-earned money into a home of your own. Work with your professional Realtor: Abby stiller who you can trust to give you the most information possible about your new home so that you can make the most educated decision about your purchase. Abby can be reached at: 239-284-8637 Tambien Habla Espanol

info provided by KCM

 

Abby Stiller 

Realtor® Lic. #3154233    

12 Years of Experience

RE/MAX Realty Group    Cape Coral Fort Myers Naples  Realtor Cape Coral      

 

I help Home buyers find their dream home & Homeowners sell for more. Thinking of buying or selling? Call/Text me: 239-284-8637

or visit: www.TeamStiller.com

 

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Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Will Hamm - this is a good reblog.  All home inspectors are not the same.  It pays to know what they do in advance.

Oct 16, 2019 08:38 AM #1
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Abby posts some interesting things in her blogs, great choice to repost. Consumers need to ask the questions and know what they will be getting.

Oct 16, 2019 10:13 AM #2
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Hi Will Hamm great choice for a reblog..... I'll leave a comment on the original....

Oct 16, 2019 10:54 AM #3
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Will, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Oct 16, 2019 01:25 PM #4
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
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Thanks for the re-blog Will Hamm 

Oct 16, 2019 04:58 PM #5
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Curtis Van Carter
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Will

Can't agree with Barbara more. To often, buyers, sellers and home inspections just don't together as smoothly as they should. Setting expectations up front sure helps, cheers cvc

Oct 17, 2019 08:49 AM #6
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