7 Things Home Inspectors Want You To Know

Advice for home buyers and sellers

Here are 7 sound tips.  A couple of tips for the sellers, and more for the buyers.

7 Things Home Inspectors Wishes You Knew

Home Inspectors

Home Inspectors can be a valuable investment

No matter whether you’re buying or selling, the #homeinspection process can be somewhat terrifying: For sellers, it’s a stark reminder of the nagging issues you might have turned a blind eye to over the years. And for buyers, it’s a recipe for pure heartbreak—falling in love with a home that might just end up making no sense to buy.

But don’t let the inspection stress you out. And remember, that’s not what your inspector wants either—all he or she wants is a comprehensive to-do list and a happy client.

Inspections often require opening exterior doors again and again, offering pets far too many opportunities to dash to freedom. When you leave the premises for the inspection—and many home inspectors ask sellers to do so—take your pets with you. Please.

Whether you plan on being there for the inspection or not, make sure to clean up beforehand. No, you don’t need to scrub—an inspector won’t ding you because your stove’s grimy. But all that clutter? Yeah, that’s all got to go.

Make a note of issues such as puddles and leaky ceilings. And give special attention to the basement. Addressing water problems in the basement can be an expensive and difficult proposition, Singer says. “A wet basement can be hard to fix.”

Barring any major renovations needed—such as a new roof or mold removal—your inspector’s visit will simply provide a to-do list. But not everything needs fixing immediately, so don’t let a long list dampen your love for the home. Just take things one at a time.

No matter whether you’re buying or selling, the home inspection process can be scary. But don’t panic.  There are seven ways to make it easier on everyone. 7 Things Home Inspectors Wish You Knew – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

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Home Inspection Issues in Residential Real Estate Transactions

Conversely, in a commercial transactions, due diligence that extends way beyond a simplistic home inspection is a precondition to a meeting of the minds in the first instance. The reason for this divergence between commercial and residential transactions is likely because commercial transactions have a dollars-and-cents focus while residential transactions are more often driven from an emotional attachment to the property. In such, the home inspection not only offers lay purchasers ammunition for offsets, but when mismanaged the inspection can kill the deal completely. More info via Winnipeg’s Real Estate Blog

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