Buyers Timeline Step 9

Step 9- Completing Inspections

Once we are under contract on your new home, we have 10 days to schedule and perform any inspections that are important to you. Remember, the more you know, the easier it will be to move forward with your home purchase. Knowledge is power! 

Some of the most common inspections include, but are not limited to, a general home inspection, termite inspection, pool inspection, roof inspection, a/c inspection, radon inspection , lead based paint inspection, etc. The list can go on and on and on! 

Having your home inspected is critical to your long term homeownership success. Every home is going to have some issues. Remember, they are built by humans! It is the inspector’s job to help you find the issues so we can negotiate the repairs or help you find the right contractor to correct the problem. One thing I always say, inspectors do not have xray vision – they cannot see everything behind the walls or in the attic. If something concerns you, make sure you speak up! 

I have yet to have a home inspection that does not have at least 15 to 20 items that show up on the report. Some of these are small maintenance items and some are larger health and safety items. One thing I always say is that everything is fixable, it just depends on your comfort level. 


Join me next week as I share step 10 where we talk about negotiating repairs! Did you miss step 8? Catch it here!

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