Why You Should Hire a Home Inspector
So you have seen multiple homes, offered on several of the homes you loved and finally got your offer accepted…now what?! Most realtors will recommend you get an inspection during your inspection period. This allows you to do your due diligence in checking out all of the structure and mechanical parts of the home you are buying. Some buyers will wonder if hiring an inspector and paying for the service out of pocket is a good idea.
In this blog post, we are going to explain why you should always hire an inspector!
Inspectors are Certified and Trained
- An inspector is a third party to the transaction that’s sole purpose is to check to make sure your home is structurally sound and safe. They are highly trained to notice items that you normally wouldn’t even take a second look at and can end up finding things you definitely would want to know about before continuing your home purchase.
Saves You Money
Yes, you have to pay for the inspections which costs you a small amount of money to do so. However, you will hear horror stories of people not hiring an inspector and ending up spending thousands of dollars to fix items in the home that they could have caught and used as a negotiating tool when under contract.
Allows You to Negotiate with Sellers
- If your inspector finds bigger items that definitely need to be addressed or fixed before you move in, this is the perfect time to negotiate the sales price of the home, ask for money in lieu of repairs or repairs to actually be done. This allows you not to fully burden yourself with all of the issues the home may have and the sellers will usually agree to some of the items needing repairs to keep the transaction going and not have to put their home back on the market.
Overall, you want to protect your investment and buying a home is one of the biggest investments you can make. So making sure you check over the home and pay a little money out of pocket is only a benefit for you. Don’t make the mistake of not hiring an inspector, save yourself time and money now!
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