Here’s what a home inspection is and why you need to get one.

Congratulations, you just got your home under contract! The next step is the home inspection. The inspector’s job is to check out the house from top to bottom, from the roof to the sewer line. They’ll evaluate everything in the home including the electrical outlets, appliances, plumbing, water, and more.

Doing a home inspection serves two purposes: You’ll know the details of what you’re purchasing and what repairs you may need to negotiate with the seller. It’s crucial that you know you have negotiability in the contract. The home may have some issues like broken roof tiles, a cracked sewer line, a garbage disposal that doesn’t work, a faucet that doesn’t turn on correctly, water damage, etc.

In our current real estate market, many buyers are having to take properties as is, so they get one chance to look at the property and decide whether to buy it or not. So you need to have a home inspection done, but you don’t necessarily have to negotiate over repairs. As the market turns and we have more opportunities, it’ll become more critical to negotiate with the seller again.

“The inspector’s job is to check out the house from top to bottom.”

We make sure to do three mandatory inspections: a home inspection, radon test, and a sewer line scope. These inspections help you decide whether to continue with the transaction or walk away.

It’s essential to get a home inspection. If you have any other questions about home inspections or how we negotiate for our clients, give us a call or send an email. We can’t wait to meet you.