Buying a home is very much exciting and a headache at the same time. Buyers want the home process to go off without a hitch, but such hitch comes when the home inspection is done. Choosing the right home inspector is key.
Here are some tips:
- First, buyers should do their research on different home inspection companies in the area. Write down a list of questions and make sure the inspection company can answer each question with ease. For example, ask how long they have been doing inspections, how many inspections they’ve done, and what type of report they will be providing. take a look at the customer reviews to see what other home buyers thought of their overall experience with the inspector.
- Credentials go a long way when trusting someone to look over a home that is in the purchasing process. The inspector should have a broad knowledge of different types of homes and not specializing in just one type. Look for either license verification by the state agency or the inspectors ASHI certification. Also, be on the lookout if the inspector carries insurance.
- Don’t be afraid to shop around and compare all your options. Make sure that you get an inspector that meets all your criteria. Never settle! If you settle nine times out of ten you’ll regret not shopping around for the right home inspector.
- Make sure the inspection is done without any bias behavior. Choose an independent inspector who is not associated with the agency selling the home. If the sellers are proving an inspection, ask if you can pick the inspector. If you can’t and you can spare the money, have your own inspection done. It may be in your best interest.
- Finally, make a decision on an inspector before purchasing a home. Once an offer is made and the time clock starts, you may not be able to get the inspector you want to do the inspection before the contingency is up.