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Should your home inspector be licensed?

Recently Utah passed a law that does not require home inspectors to be licensed. Apparently just about anyone can inspect what is potentially the largest investment of your life…right? So why would you need to hire a home inspector that’s licensed if the state doesn’t require it?

Lucky for us Florida does require their home inspectors to be licensed, and it’s a good thing. In fact, Divinity Inspection Services carries over 16 certificates. That’s how much we believe certificates are important! When a home inspector inspects a home they create a report based on their expertise. This report will determine whether you, the buyer, is making a good investment. The report not only helps you to make a decision about buying the house, but it also serves to educate the buyer on the house they want to invest in. That’s a big responsibility.

At Divinity, we take that responsibility very seriously. That’s why we stand by our reports. Each one of our inspectors go through the same vigorous training to ensure a consistent quality in our service. We even keep your inspection report on our records for a year just in case you need it. When you are considering hiring a home inspector, make sure you’re asking all the right questions, including proof of their certification. You can find our right here on our website.

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Don’t be anxious about your home inspection

For many home buyers, especially first-time home buyers, a home inspection can seem like a threat. A home inspection is a threat to your dream home, your family’s future, your visions, and even your finances. Based on this perspective, it would be impossible for a buyer not to feel anxious about getting a home inspection. However, change this perspective, and a buyer would find there is no need to feel threatened or anxious, but instead excited!

Educate Yourself

If a home inspection has the common misconception of creating “threat level death-con” then educate yourself on what a home inspection will provide. A home inspection shouldn’t be seen as a threat, but rather an opportunity to learn about your home in more detail. Many times a home inspection will save the buyer from unforeseen future expenses, educate the buyers on how to maintain their home, and inform the buyer of any immediate concerns. These are all good things!

Stop freaking out

Low-grade anxiousness is a good thing; it means you are serious about the house you’re feeling anxious about. There is nothing wrong with a little nervousness when making such a big financial and emotional decision. That being said, high-level anxiety can cause problems for any normally-calm home buyer – igniting fight or flight instincts, creating panic, or freezing up completely. These reactions pose a much bigger threat to the decision-making process.

You’re the boss

Many buyers feel like they are at the mercy of the seller, the real estate agent, the mortgage lender, etc. But the truth is that is an illusion, the buyer is 100% in control. The buyer may not have control over every step of the home buying process but they have control in every step. There are many steps a buyer can take to control this process and at the end of the day it’s the buyers’ decision as to what home they choose to buy.

At Divinity Inspection Service we do everything we can to make the home inspection process easy. We take the time to walk you through every detail of your home, our report, and educate the buyer as much as we can. Call now to schedule your home inspection!