Whether you are a buyer or a seller, a home inspection is going to be part of the process of any real estate transaction. Once an offer is made on a house, the buyer hires a home inspector to review the property before the purchase. You can think of this inspection as a physical exam, where the inspector investigates all the systems of the home and recommends what areas may need further evaluation. Are You Ready for Your Home Inspection?
The inspection process can be daunting for both buyers and sellers. The best way to mitigate any anxiety you might feel is to make sure you are prepared.
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Your Home Inspection - What does a home inspection include?
During the home inspection, the inspector will be examining components of the home including the roof, exterior, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, insulation, ventilation and interiors. The inspection itself generally takes between two and three hours, and once it is complete, the findings will be summarized and documented in a report. This includes any areas that the inspector determines need attention or repair.
To get the most out of the home inspection, a buyer should:
Even though the home inspection is primarily for the buyers, sellers can prepare to make the inspection as easy as possible to avoid delays.
No matter if you are a buyer or a seller, the process of closing on a home will always include an inspection of the property. If both parties are informed and prepared on inspection day, the process can move more quickly and easily and reduce headaches and stress for everyone involved.
Your Realtor, Kerryann Pray
Keller Williams NWRE LLC
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