Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector

Many buyers become very concerned when getting their potential new home inspected. At this point you are under contract, but within the 10-day option period to withdraw from the contract without penalty. The results of an inspection will frequently “make or break” the deal.  The importance of having a good inspector cannot be underestimated. You will be looking for someone who is a seasoned professional, uses the latest technologies, is properly licensed, and has the ability to explain to you and your agent any potential problem areas.

With a strong inspection report, you will be able to more successfully negotiate repairs that may be needed on the home and understand the implications of any problem areas in the home.  There are times that a report may find an issue that seems daunting, but your agent can use the information in the report to get the seller to complete any needed repairs, replacements or even provide warranties.  It is important to remember that there are usually very few items that come up on an inspection report that can’t be repaired or replaced to a standard that will be better than the original and ultimately get you a better, safer home.

So here are the questions you should ask any potential inspector when you are purchasing a new home.

1. What do you feel is the purpose of the home inspection?

2. What do you look for in a home inspection?

3. What standards do you follow?

3. How do you report your findings? When can I expect the report?

4. Why should I choose you over another residential home inspector?

5. How long will the home inspection take?

6. How much does the home inspection cost?

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