There are many details associated with the purchase of a property, including the very significant home inspection. An optional expense for the buyer, this is one investment everyone should make. After all, every home has inherent defects.
While a home inspection allows you to enter into a purchase with your eyes wide open, it is critical to note that its purpose is not to pick away at minor flaws that can be easily resolved, but rather, to define major problems. It is wise to employ the services of a professionally trained and licensed home inspector who will examine both the interior and exterior of the property; from garage to attic to basement.
An in-depth explanation of existing flaws, the resulting home inspection report may also include information relative to active termite or woodboring insect damage. Additionally, it may contain recommendations addressing repairs, replacements or situations requiring specialized attention.
As a seller, you may choose to have a home inspection prior to listing your home as a way to identify potential “red flags.” Not only does this facilitate a sale, it may also eliminate the necessity of performing repairs that delay it, having to make monetary deductions, or experiencing a buyer’s outright refusal to proceed. The bottom line?
Take advantage of a home inspection. Add the expertise of a professional real estate associate to the mix, and you have the recipe for successful buying and selling.