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5 Questions Every Home Buyer Should Ask About Home Inspections

Home inspections tend to come with a variety of questions. New home buyers might find themselves feeling nervous or anxious about their home inspection. Here are five questions you can ask to help ease any uneasy feelings you might have.

Who should choose your home inspector?

Will you rely on your real estate agent to choose your inspector? Should you ask for multiple referrals? All of these are good options but no matter what referral you receive you should always do your own research. Look at reviews, check out their website, and don’t be afraid to call to shop around.

What is the most important thing a client can do?

The biggest mistake you can make is not showing up for your home inspection. Sometimes you may need to let the homeowner know you will be attending the inspection, but they should also expect you to. Being at the inspection gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about findings from the inspection.

What if the inspector misses something

A good inspection will check everything in and around the home. You can always ask your inspector about their procedures if something is later found that was missed during the inspection. If you discover something after you move in, the first person you want to call is your home inspector.

What happens if a major issue is found?

Most home buyers are worried about their inspection because they are worried about the inspector finding a major issue. However, even if a major issue is uncovered it doesn’t specifically mean the sale is thrown. You would rather know about a big issue before you complete the purchase. More than likely, you will be able to work out a deal with the homeowner.

What if something happens to a house between inspection and closing?

Something happening to the house between an inspection and closing is a rare occurrence. However, most sales contracts require the homeowner to keep the home in the same condition it was as the day of the inspection. So this means if something does go wrong, it will be the seller’s responsibility to fix it. You will have a chance on your final walk through of the home to make sure everything is as promised.

We hope these questions will help to ease your anxiousness as you go through the process of purchasing your home. We are always willing to answer any questions you might have or provide support during our inspections. You can schedule your inspection with us on line right here on our website.