If you are in the real estate business then you know what a home inspection is. You probably know how important it is to selling property. Most people who aren't in the industry but are simply trying to sell or buy a house probably don't know of or even consider getting a home inspection done and the uninformed generally tend to make mistakes when they contract the services of a home inspector.
What is a home inspection?
The process of conducting a home inspection generally involves conduction a visual inspection of the condition of a home. Sounds easy enough for everybody to be able to do it but it isn't. A professional home inspector has had years under his belt and when he visually goes through a home, he knows the critical places to look at. A …show more content…
Skimming through the home inspection report
Nobody likes officious looking documents like home inspection reports and most people tend to skim over them in a rush to get to the end. It is better if the report is written in a clear language and is concise be enough so you don't miss all the important points. It is better if they contain pictures of whatever area that needs attention.
#4. Skipping a presale home inspection
A lot of home sellers choose to leave the inspection to buyers. This is a mistake because if there are faults a buyer can use home inspection reports as a reason for the sale price to be taken down. Sellers who inspect their homes before selling give themselves a chance to repair what they can and keep the value of their property where it needs to be.
#5. Not prepping the home for inspection
Home inspectors appreciate it when houses are prepped for inspection. This means moving things out of the way so that the inspector can have easy access. This way home inspections go quicker and more smoothly. The best thing is to try and be there when the inspection is underway so you can help the inspector to move