Here’s why home inspections are key for both buyers and sellers.

Home inspections are when you hire an independent contractor to inspect the home you’re buying or selling. The home inspection is a crucial step of the process for both buyers and sellers.

Sellers should get a pre-home inspection because they can ensure the home is in tip-top shape and will attract many buyers. The inspection takes about three to four hours with a contractor who specializes in checking out homes, including spaces many of us don’t see much such as roofs, crawl spaces, attics, and more. They’ll also evaluate the appliances. The inspection will let you know about any issues that need to be fixed to add more value to your home.

“The home inspection is a crucial step of the process for both buyers and sellers.”

Buyers need a home inspection to make sure the home they’re considering not only has great value but that no hidden problems will arise after they’ve bought it. Buyers will see the inspection report and know which items need to be repaired or negotiated. Once the house is theirs, they’ll also know which items may need some attention and have a maintenance plan to follow. Inspections are full of pictures and graphs and help you keep the property’s value high. 

I believe every buyer and seller should have an inspection done by a third-party professional inspector. If you’d like a few recommendations for the top inspectors in our area or have any questions, reach out to me via phone, text, or email. I would love to help with your real estate needs.