Should I Be There for the Home Inspection
Yes, if possible. This would be a great opportunity to learn about your property and how to maintain different systems found in your home. This is also a wonderful opportunity for you to ask questions and gain confidence about your purchase.
If you are unable to join me during the home inspection, I can link you to a guided video review of your report and answer any questions you may have after you’ve watched the video.
What Does a Home Inspection Report Look Like
A modern home inspection report looks very different than a report from even a few years ago. Our home inspection reports are web based and interactive. You can read every word in the Full Report, look at the highlights in the Summary, or focus your attention on the Major Deficiencies.
Our reports stay in the cloud indefinitely and will never be misplaced, however if you would like to save a PDF or print the document for your records it is as simple as one mouse click. We also published a Sample Report from a recent home inspection if you would like to see our work. (All identifying information has been removed from the report)
Why is a Home Inspection Important
Depending on your objectives a home inspection can be used for many different things, all of which benefit you.
You could use the report to negotiate a lower selling price or negotiate that the seller completes a laundry list of repairs prior to purchasing the house.
Being present during the home inspection can help to educate you on the different systems of your new home and help you understand the needs of the property.
The report could uncover health risks such as radon gas, carbon monoxide leaks, water contamination, or combustible gas leaks.
Every home has a story to tell about how it was treated and its pedigree. Buying a home is a large investment and we want you to know what you’re buying and to feel confident about the purchase.
What is a Home Inspection
A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components.
The home inspection is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and not a prediction of future conditions. The home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or that could ever exist, but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection.
After the home inspection is complete, you will receive a report that details the findings of the home inspection. That report can then be used for negotiations, repairs, maintenance, general reference, etc.