So you’re buying a home and you’ve hired a certified home inspector. Now remember it’s the nature of his work that he’s going to find problems and reports to you the condition of the home. What should you do when major problems are discovered?
Selecting the right home inspector is very important who knows all about the process and can tell you about the right worth of the property. Hiring a licensed inspector is highly advisable. There are certain things that need to be considered before you hire a home inspection.
Most real estate transactions in the US are buyers purchasing existing houses; or houses that have been previously lived in. These older homes span the spectrum of condition. Some have been lovingly maintained and others have been dangerously and incomprehensibly neglected. Typically the sellers have, at least superficially, been sprucing up before they put the house on the market. New paint and landscaping generally, all the way to some who have been busy tending to major issues left unattended until selling entered the plan.
Consider the professional home inspection to be your safety net. You’ll be able to discover if there is anything wrong with the home, and you can then get the builder or seller to take care of many potential concerns.
When a prospective buyer looks at a previously owned home they can fall in love with aspects of that home. Either its price, location, number of bedrooms, school district or remodeled kitchen; any or all of these factors can strike an emotional chord. They imagine living in this “new” home, and they like the picture that they see, so they sign a purchase contract.
Check the credentials of your inspector. Make sure that they are licensed, bonded, and insured. Ask if they are a member of a professional group such as ASHI and ask them how much experience they actually have. Make sure that they are in compliance with all state laws, regulations, and procedures.
So look at your agent to really decide if your trust their recommendation. I know many of my clients were glad they did trust their agent and hired me.
Buying a home is a complex process and involves a lot of things to be taken into account. A good home inspector can give you a detailed analysis of the house that you wish to buy. Just be careful before you give this responsibility to someone.