“When you put in an offer, it is absolutely in your best interest to have a professional home inspector look it over from top to bottom.”
If you’re planning to make an offer on a home, chances are it isn’t falling apart at the seams. Most houses up for sale will look clean, sleek, and well maintained. Unfortunately, however, it is not uncommon for problems to present themselves once the new homeowners move in. Obvious damages such as cracked flooring or rusty hinges will be easy to spot. But what about identifying a malfunctioning furnace, the early stages of mould, or internal damage? After all, the last thing you want is to move into your new home only to discover that you will need to spend thousands of dollars replacing the roof.
What Home Inspectors See that You Can’t
When you put in an offer, it is absolutely in your best interest to have a professional home inspector look it over from top to bottom. This inspection ensures the property you have fallen in love with doesn’t have any unexpected problems. Is the A/C unit fully functional? Have any major issues been hastily covered up? You’ll know for sure once your home inspector is finished scrutinizing every inch of your future home!
Despite the peace of mind this brings, you might not be sure that you really want to invest a few hundred dollars in it. What if the home you want looks perfectly fine? After all, you’ve pored over photos countless times, attended the open house, and even gone back for a second or third visit. You’ve done your research, and thoroughly at that! You even noticed the dripping faucet in the powder room, and a crack in the foundation.
But you won’t pick up all the issues a home inspector can.
A professional can see things that you just can’t. They will, for example, use a special device to check for moisture build-up in the washrooms. This build-up is often indicative of mould. He or she will also inspect wiring to make sure everything is safe and compliant with the building code. After all, it is the professional responsibility of a good home inspector to identify any potential problem, no matter how minor.
If you still aren’t convinced, consider this. On top of everything else, a home inspector will investigate the property’s structure, electrical and plumbing systems, insulation, and other components. In other words, a professional home inspector will specifically examine all the parts of your future home that you may not even think of. Then, they will report absolutely all findings straight to you.
In the end, a professional home inspection gives you peace-of-mind and protects your investment. It is highly recommended to get one- even for recently built homes! As your realtor, I can recommend a professional, trusted home inspector for you.