Why is a home inspection so nerve wracking? Could it be party due to a lack of trust between you and your home inspector? Here’s what you need to know to build a relationship and also identify a home inspector you can feel confident using.
Ask for references and use them
You are more likely to trust a home inspector that has been referred to you by someone you know. Undoubtedly, we like to work with people we know, like, and trust. Even if it’s someone else you know that knows and trusts the home inspector. Having that connection helps. So ask for references.
Do a proper interview
Yes, you read that right. You should “interview” anyone before you hire them. Especially a job as important as inspecting a home you want to purchase. Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions. And if you don’t know what to ask, start with “what questions should I be asking you?”. It’s not about pricing when you hire a home inspector. I understand the price is a part of the decision, but that shouldn’t be the only factor.
Be present at the inspection
In fact, we recommend that the buyers, seller, and both agents are present at the home inspection. This is an opportunity to learn about your home and address any immediate questions or concerns. You never know what might be discovered during an inspection. How easy is it to be able to ask the seller about a concern while the inspector is there? Even better! So make sure you attend.
We know these tips might seem basic, but we find many people skip these little steps. We want you to feel confident and comfortable when you hire Divinity Inspection Services. We invite you to call us and ask us anything you want. We will offer our guidance and knowledge, and hope that you feel you can trust us by the end of the phone call.