Home Inspection Tips
For both homebuyers and sellers, a variety of home inspection tips will provide valuable information when choosing a home inspector.
The process of choosing an inspector is not something that you want to rush into blindly. The right home inspector will ensure that the home is safe and will document any issues. The wrong home inspector might not provide accurate services.
What should you know about choosing an inspector? What should you look for that might indicate you are working with a professional, rather than someone who is unprofessional and not certified?
Both buyers and sellers need to understand some vital bits of information when choosing an inspector. Remember, not all inspectors are of the same quality.
Home Inspection Tips – Certification and Membership in Associations
First, you should understand that
hiring a certified inspector
is the best option. Not all states require that home inspectors be certified, but those who are dedicated to providing the best service for their clients will be certified anyway.
You should also choose an inspector who is a member of a well-respected association, such as the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) This organization is one of the best-known associations for home inspectors, and provides best practice standards and a code of ethics for inspectors in the field.
Home Inspection Tips – Walk Around with the Inspector
While most inspectors will tell you that you don’t have to accompany him or her through the home, you should do so. In fact, a good inspector will urge you to do so. This will help you understand better what areas of concern the inspector finds and allows the inspector to give you more in-depth information about the problem and how to rectify it.
Home Inspection Tips – The Report
The report generated by your inspector should contain detailed and thorough information. No home, no matter how new or how well maintained, is going to be free of issues. However, look for an inspector that will prioritize the report and highlight the most important areas to repair.
Small, cosmetic defects that might appear on the list can wait until last in terms of priority. Make sure that the home inspector shows you the most important areas of concern, so that they can be repaired as soon as possible. This ensures that both buyer and seller are happy with the results of the home sale.
Contact Invest Wise for an appointment and more home inspection tips.
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