Reason to inspect 1: Minimizing
selling a home includes risks for both sellers and buyers.
selling, or continuing to stay in one's home, it has been proven time and
again that knowing your risks is the best way to minimize
them. No one wants a legal battle or detrimental surprises to the
checkbook. The best route to minimizing risks when owning, purchasing or
selling a home is by disclosure of a property's condition through a
professional home inspection.
Home inspectors are
an impartial party that tells the condition of a property like it is. That's
in a clients' best interest no matter which side of the transaction's fence
they are sitting upon.
Reason to inspect
2: A Small Price to Pay
Having a home inspection performed is
fast becoming the norm, and for excellent reasons. This is not the time to be
penny wise and dollar foolish by passing up the opportunity of a home
Consider This: Let's take a home that is worth $250,000, and project that a home of that value
and size has a home inspection fee of $298*. That is a very small amount to pay
to aid in protecting your best interests, financially, and to offer safety
and some peace of mind to you and your family.
Reason to inspect 3:
& Peace of
Even for those planning to stay in their
homes, a professional home inspection can provide peace of mind through
knowing the truth about their home's condition. Even if, and sometimes
especially if, they have lived in that home for many years. People
tend develop a blind eye about their own home's condition, but most often
are simply are not trained to see a home's flaws, deterioration and hazards.
Often times a home inspection
discovers items that enables repairs to be done before they worsen and in
the long run become far more costly to fix. A home inspection can also
provide a "heads up" on situations that are ripe to develop which
can also save potentially hundreds and even thousands of dollars.
frequently, potentially life-threatening situations are discovered by home
inspectors that should be rectified immediately.
Reason to inspect 4:
Quality, Expertise & Service
The expertise of a professional home
inspection enables consumers to make the wisest decisions possible about their
homes. Home inspectors specialize in knowing potential problem areas of
homes and reporting those findings to you thoroughly and accurately is their
number one goal.
Reason to inspect
Pass, No Fail
Homes being inspected do not
"pass" or "fail". A home inspector merely discloses
his or her findings and reports those findings to the client. Everyone
involved graduates to a state of higher learning, and the client can now
make better informed decisions about the purchase of a home and its future
needs of upkeep and repair. There is no such thing as a perfect house.
Expect to find some defects.
Reason to inspect
Owning and selling a home includes risks for both
sellers and buyers:
FOR SELLERS that
means knowing the condition of the home they're selling, and
revealing/disclosing all details accurately to avoid possible legal ramifications or loss
of a sale. Legal ramifications can be a lawsuit targeted against the seller by the new owner. More and more often
our courts of law are holding sellers and real estate agents accountable for not revealing the condition
of a property to its new owners
--even if those parties were unaware a problem existed.
A home inspection is an
excellent additional way to document the condition your home was in by an impartial party (your inspector) at the time of sale.
If you choose to not
order an inspection up front, it is quite possible that your potential buyers will make their offer contingent upon one anyhow. In this instance
you are left on the defensive and you just hoisted your potential buyer into the
negotiating power seat. That translates to you being forced into lowering your asking price up to
several thousand dollars. Ordering
an inspection on your own puts all on the table from the start, and
indicates you've reflected future repair items in your asking price before your buyer makes an
it means knowing what they're getting themselves into; a fact
of home ownership is home upkeep and repair. As a buyer, you are about to embark on quite possibly the
largest purchase you will ever make. You'll want to know the true condition of a home you are considering
purchasing before you commit yourself to 30 years of payments.
Having a home inspection is a
business savvy move.
can give you negotiating power on the home you've set your sights on. Sure, make an offer on that house your heart
just fell in love with, but be wise and make your deal contingent on the findings of the professional home
inspection being satisfactory to you. If the inspection's
findings reveal costly surprises, you'll have leverage back at the bargaining table that often results in successfully
negotiating the seller's asking price down thousand dollars. That type of
eyes-wide-open approach and leverage has saved many a buyer thousands of dollars in unplanned expenses,
countless headaches, and grueling lawsuits.
represents the interests of families purchasing homes. You need to have your
property inspected before closing to safeguard your interests. The inspection report and
review give you a change to have your "eyes open" in relation to the property conditions. Call (281) 480-3388 now to set up an appointment.