What Should You Expect From Your Home Inspection?

Posted by Marcus Vanzant on Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 10:33am.

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I think it is important to have a home inspection on every single property you buy. If you’ve bought or sold homes in the past, you’re probably wavering on the necessity of a home inspection, but you need to know as much information about the home as you can.

There are several types of home inspections, but the one you want to start with is the general overall home inspection. Expect the general inspection to last from two to four hours. You don’t necessarily need to be there for the whole process, but it is important that you show up sometime near the end. The inspector is going to take photos and notes on anything they find along the way so that they can go through the information with you point-by-point and advise you on how to resolve any problems. Houses are built with time, money, and effort, and keeping up with repairs is no different.

Let’s say the inspection does bring an unexpected issue to light. What we would do in that case is approach the seller and, depending on what kind of contract you’ve agreed to, negotiate with them on how to fix it. This is why it’s very important to have an expert Realtor handling the process. Along the way, you want to feel comfortable that you’re getting a good deal.

You want to feel comfortable that 
you’re getting a good deal.

A home inspection isn’t 100% failsafe. It’s possible that the AC unit will wait to go haywire until after you buy the home. What I recommend, then, is that you buy a home warranty after the inspection to protect yourself against any major setbacks. You always have the option of extending it past that time period.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, then we would love to help. Have a great day.

Marcus Vanzant, Owner/Broker, REALTOR®

Bradenton Real Estate Expert

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