Why get a home inspection?
Buying or selling a home is one of the most important transactions you will make. A home inspection can help you optimize your investment. At YES HOME INSPECTIONS LLC, we believe in the importance of a fair, accurate, and unbiased inspection, to help you understand the condition of the home you are buying or selling.
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home. The client then uses the knowledge gained from the inspection report to make informed decisions about their pending real estate purchase. The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.
Why is a home inspection important?
Most buyers find it difficult to remain objective and unemotional about the house they want, and this may affect their judgment. To obtain accurate information about the condition of a home, always get an impartial third-party opinion from a home inspector.
Why wait for a buyer’s home inspection to uncover hidden problems after you have already accepted an offer? This could cost you thousands in a lower negotiated selling price. More often sellers are choosing to have a thorough home inspection when listing their home to help identify critical areas of concern upfront. This will help you to decide whether to perform repairs or disclose the concerns during negotiations.
What does the home inspection include?
The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors; the foundation, basement, and structural components.
Your inspection from YES HOME INSPECTIONS will be performed according to the ASHI Standards of Practice and will be covered in your home inspection report.
What if the report reveals problems?
No house is perfect. When the inspector identifies problems, it does not indicate you should not buy the house. The findings serve to educate you in advance about the condition of the home. If your budget is tight or if you do not want to be involved in future repair work, this information will be valuable. A seller may adjust the purchase price or contract terms if major problems are discovered during a home inspection.
If the house proves to be in good condition, did I need an inspection?
YES. Now you can complete your home purchase or sale with confidence about the condition of the home. From the inspection, you will have learned many things about the home. You will want to keep that information for future reference or to share it with a buyer when selling.
Can't I do the inspection myself?
Even the most experienced people lack the knowledge and expertise of a home inspector. A home inspector has the experience, depth of knowledge, and training to make an unbiased and informed report of the condition of a home. An inspector is familiar with the many elements of home construction, their proper installation, and maintenance. An inspector understands how the home’s systems and components are intended to function together, as well as how and why they fail. He knows what to look for and is suited to interpret what his findings reveal about the condition of the home.
Should I attend the home inspection?
We encourage our clients to accompany us during the inspection. You should feel free to ask any questions you may have during the inspection process. The inspector will point out problems and explain them to you. This will help you to get the largest benefit from the inspection and gain the best understanding of the systems that make up your home.
Why should I get the home inspected I am selling it?
Your buyers will likely hire their inspection. However, there are many benefits to the sellers finding out now what the buyer’s inspector is going to find at the 11th hour of the home buying and negotiation process. Here are just some of the ways a listing inspection helps you, the seller, and aids in the home selling/buying process. It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third-party. It helps you price your home realistically. It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks later. You have the time to get priced contractors or make the repairs yourself on your terms and at your convenience. It may alert you to items of immediate personal concern such as safety items, hazardous items, and/or major repairs. It may relieve buyers’ concerns and suspicions. It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement. You know the history of whether or not there have been any water problems in the basement, but you likely wouldn’t know about a roof leak until an inspector observed the leak from inside the attic. It may alert you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.