Do I Really Need a Home Inspection?
Buyers sometimes question the value of a home inspection. "Why do I need to spend the money?"
And that's ok, because it's part of my job to help my clients understand the value of what we do throughout the process of buying a home.
I understand that buying a home (especially that first home) can be a very stressful time and I see it as my job to handle the process so that it is less stressful for my clients. I want to not only help my clients get the "product" they want (being that new home), but also make sure that the "process" we use to get the end result is a smooth, stress-free experience.
To that end, the home inspection is one way we can work to make sure that there won't be any unexpected surprises for the new buyers when they move in. A home inspection is a thorough (typicall 2-3 hour) process that involves examination of structural condition along with inspection of the electrical and mechanical systems. Home inspectors generally provide buyers with a detailed written report along with digital photos of areas of concern.
After the home inspection, the buyer then has the opportunity to either; proceed with the purchase process without further delay, ask the seller to repair or replace defects, or void the contract entirely.
Generally speaking, the buyer still wants to buy and the seller still wants to sell and if remedies are requested, they most often can be accomplished prior to closing.
Is a home inspection required? The answer is no, but it is strongly advisable so that the buyer is made aware of any property condition issues that might be a concern in the future.
Herb Baldwin, e-Pro, Realtor, CDPE firstname.lastname@example.org
RE/MAX Genesis, Mt. Gilead (Morrow County) Ohio, Helping people realize their dream of home ownership in Morrow County (45 minutes north of Columbus) Ohio.
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