How To Select A Home Inspector

The following article was written by Bill Gassett of Maximum Real Estate Exposure.

A home inspection can prevent a lot of headaches for both buyers and sellers.

If you are buying a home, an inspection could reveal problems you never would’ve noticed. An inspection can require the seller to fix what needs fixing before you by the home. There may be issues found that make you decide not to buy.  The home inspection is a crucial part of the home buying process!

Here are 10 tips for choosing a reliable inspector.

1.Get a reference from your real estate agent.

One of the best resources for picking a good home inspector should be your real estate agent.  If your agent has been in the busy for any length of time, they have probably encountered quite a few home inspectors.  They will be able to give you advice on who does a thorough job and who does not.

2.Look for a company that is bonded and insured.

The type of work inspectors do puts them at certain amount of risk – while climbing in attics and wandering through basements and crawl spaces accidents can occur.  Reputable home inspectors carry insurance for this reason which eliminates the risk of the homeowner from being sued if injury does occur during an inspection.

3. Verify the inspection company only does inspections – not home repairs and renovations.

This information is important as companies who do offer repair and renovation services have a conflict of interest. They are likely to see problems where there aren’t any.  Choose a home inspection company that’s focused solely on inspections.  Bring in a contractor after the inspection is over if you are interested in the cost of repairs or renovations.

4. Find out what the inspection includes and how long it takes...

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Bill Gassett, the owner of Maximum Real Estate Exposure is a thirty one year veteran to the Real Estate industry having started in 1986. He has pretty much seen it all in real estate having been through two market crashes and thriving in both. Over the last decade he has been one of the industry leaders in social media exposure along with a highly visible website found in local online searches. He is a Realtor that takes tremendous pride in his business. To learn more about Bill and Maximum Real Estate Exposure, visit: 

Date : 11/28/2018