The Home Inspection Process in a Nutshell

What to expect and what to look for during the home inspection process.

Today I’m going to talk about what to expect during a home inspection. Whether or not you're under contract, the process is the same. It's important to remember that the inspector's job on your behalf is to comb through the entire house’s exterior and interior to find all of the imperfections.

The report you’ll receive afterward can be fairly long, but that's nothing to be afraid of. Knowing what to expect will make this process less daunting, and I can help with that. When you're reviewing the report, look for big-ticket items like health and safety concerns, as well as structural flaws. It's not uncommon to find that some systems need to be replaced, or that there are cosmetic flaws and varying degrees of imperfections. Your agent will help you understand what you should be looking for and what is considered “typical homeowner maintenance.”

The last two things to keep in mind are that an inspection is not the same as an appraisal and that this is a good time to take pictures and measurements since you likely will not be visiting the home again with your agent until closing.

If you have any questions or you want any more information about inspections, call or email me. Don't hesitate to reach out.

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