Should You Get A Home Inspection When Buying or Selling Your Home?

Dated: 10/09/2019

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Should You Get A Home Inspection When Purchasing Your Home?

As a buyer once you go into contract with the seller you have 10 days to perform inspections, it's called the inspection period. In my opinion the most important inspection is the overall home inspection. The home inspector is certified and he will be looking at the roof, the foundation, the HVAC units, if there's leaks under the sink, anything that has to do with a hazard to your home and anything that can be a safety issue. Though a home may look great on the outside and the inside, the home inspection is going to reveal if there's any underlying problems that you should be aware of.

The Report

Once the inspector is done performing his home inspection most of them will give you an overall analysis of their findings, but you will also receive a complete report within 24 hours. That report is going to highlight and address concerns that the home inspector has about that specific property. You can use this report to request repairs from the seller.

Your Options Once You Receive Report

If you receive the home inspection and you feel like all the things that need to be addressed are too overwhelming or you don't want to deal with them or do not want to request repairs from the seller, you as a buyer have the option to walk away. Your other option is to pick the items that are most important to you and request the seller to either repair them or ask for seller credit. You also have the option to accept the home as is, without requesting any repairs.

Other Types of Inspections

During the inspection period, there's other types of inspections that can be performed, you can request a roof inspection, a radon gas inspection, a termite inspection, HVAC inspection and a lead-based paint inspection. You can even ask for a mold inspection.

The Home Inspection Is Important For Both Buyers and Sellers

This inspection period is very important for a home buyer, like I said the home may look great on the outside and the inside, but there may be a lot of issues underneath that the naked eye cannot see. I also recommend that a seller get a home inspection as well. If a property owner is thinking about putting their home on the market, they would want to know what kind of issues their own home has and what kind of maintenance or type of repairs they can perform on their home before putting it on the market and presenting it to other buyers. I believe that a seller getting a home inspection would benefit them in the long run because they can charge top dollar for their property, especially if they address the issues that came up in the home inspection.


If you have any questions about today's topic or any other real estate-related questions, go ahead and reach out to me at (520) 474-9064, you can also email me at michelle@azpowerteam.com or you can direct message me on whichever social media platform you're using to watch me now.
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Michelle Ihegborow

My goal are to walk you through the home buying or home selling process Step by Step. Ensuring that you have a clear understanding of the process by answering all of you questions and addressing all ....

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