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3 Common Home Inspection Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

by Vivienne Sinkow 09/14/2018

A home inspection can make or break a property sale. If all goes well during a home inspection, a buyer and seller can proceed with a transaction. Conversely, if a home inspector discovers major problems with a house, a property sale may be in jeopardy.

As a homebuyer, you'll want to do everything possible to ensure a home inspection delivers valuable insights. With in-depth home insights at your disposal, you can determine whether to continue with a home purchase or reenter the housing market.

To ensure a successful home inspection, let's take a look at three common home inspection mistakes, and how a homebuyer can avoid these problems.

1. A homebuyer hires an inexperienced home inspector.

When it comes to hiring a home inspector, it is always better to err on the side of caution. With an experienced home inspector at your side, you can boost the likelihood of a successful home inspection.

Evaluate a variety of local home inspectors. Then, take a look at each home inspector's background and expertise to narrow your search.

In addition, if you feel comfortable with a home inspector, reach out to this professional directly before you make your final hiring decision. That way, you can request client referrals and gain additional insights to help you make an informed selection.

2. A homebuyer does not attend a home inspection.

A homebuyer is not required to attend a home inspection. However, attendance usually is a good idea, regardless of your homebuying expertise.

Remember, a home purchase is one of the biggest transactions that you likely will complete in your lifetime. If you want to ensure a home is a viable long-term investment, it certainly pays to walk around a property with a home inspector and conduct an in-depth evaluation.

In many instances, attending a home inspection may enable a homebuyer to gain home insights that might not be included in a home inspection report as well.

For example, a home inspector who identifies issues with a property may be able to give a homebuyer an estimate about how much it will cost to complete myriad property repairs. These insights are exceedingly valuable and can help a homebuyer determine whether a house is a worthwhile purchase.

3. A homebuyer ignores a home inspection report.

After a home inspector completes a property evaluation, this professional will provide the homebuyer with a home inspection report. Then, a homebuyer will have a set amount of time to review the report to determine whether to proceed with a home purchase.

A home inspection report contains plenty of valuable insights, and as such, should not be ignored. Instead, a homebuyer should spend time evaluating the report and learning from it. And if a homebuyer has any questions, he or she can reach out to the home inspector who provided the report for answers.

Lastly, if you need help planning a home inspection, you should employ a real estate agent. By hiring a real estate agent, you'll have no trouble getting in touch with the best home inspectors in your area.

About the Author

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Vivienne Sinkow
Vivienne is a 28yr Naples resident having lived and opened retail businesses in Monte Carlo, Atlantic City, and Naples. She has been a realtor since 2001 and has garnered many referrals from her clients. A passionate realtor concerned only with finding you the very best home for your needs and budget she will be with you every step of the way. She is extremely knowledgeable about SW Florida watching it grow from 1989 and familiarising herself with each community from inception. Her longevity in the business has introduced her to many other related professionals who will advise you on loans, insurance and contractors. Vivienne has also assisted many buyers with renovations and has experience in new construction having spent 1 yr on site selling luxury high rise condominiums. You need a realtor who listens, understands your lifestyle and can pinpoint communities of interest to you at lightening speed without wasting your valuable time. Her past clients know when she lists your property she will endeavour to sell at the best value taking into consideration your home's upgrades and comparing it to the general market value not just the last sold price in your community. Its why she has so many repeat and referred clients, trust and integrity count.