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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Home Inspection

February 21, 2022 | Posted by: Marc Crossman

There are a few things that homebuyers can do to ensure that their home inspection process goes as smoothly as possible. Here’s how to get the most out of the process.


Find The Right Inspector

Do your research by reading reviews, figuring out what the inspector checks, and asking how long they’ve been on the job to ensure an experienced home inspection.


Hire The Inspector Yourself

It’s important that you vet and hire the person coming in to assess your potential home. Ask for a sample report to evaluate how thorough your inspector is.


Attend The Inspection And Ask Questions

Some questions to address include the condition of the roof, insulation, electrical, and plumbing. Be wary of any inspector who isn’t willing to walk through with you.


Be Distraction-Free And Ask Follow-Ups

Pay close attention to what your inspector is saying and ask questions or for clarification where you are unsure. It is your home inspectors’ job to be thorough.


Take Your Time

You should expect the home inspection to take between 1 and 3 hours. Ask your inspector for a time estimate so you can set aside the appropriate time and not feel rushed.


Take This Opportunity To Learn

Every home is different. While going through the home pay attention to how the home functions for more peace of mind about your purchase.


Make A List Of Costs

While doing your walk through make a list of items that will need to be addressed and create a list of correlated costs for a better idea of your final budget.


Take Results Seriously

Go through your report for missing information or questions that may have arisen since the inspection. A good inspector will field questions even after the report is complete.


Make A Plan

Make sure to ask your inspector what you should address or fix first. Knowing what repairs are imminent and which can wait will help you plan and determine affordability.


Get Referrals

Home inspectors can be a wealth of knowledge regarding any required repairs on your home. Be sure to consult them for referrals for companies providing good work.



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