When you’re buying a home, a proper home inspection is your best defense against buying a home that needs a lot of work. Finding the right home inspector is half the battle, and you often get what you pay for. Valley Building Inspections prides itself on being a high-quality building inspector, and we have the recommendations to show it. We also know you’re looking to get the most out of your buyer inspection, so here are some tips for doing so.
1. Be Present
For starters, you’re going to want to be present for the home inspection. If you can’t make it for the entire time, give yourself at least 30 minutes at the end of your appointment window so the inspector can go over all their findings. However, if you are present, you’ll want to make sure you don’t get in the way or distract your inspector. We’re there to serve you and give you the most details possible, but we could miss something if we become distracted.
2. Request Pictures
With today’s technology, we can easily provide you with images of your potential home, especially in areas where there’s significant damage. We will gladly provide you with these photos in your final report, so that you can go back to the table with more negotiation power. Inspector photos are also great for the insurance company should you choose to purchase the home. This can prepare your agent for potential claims in the future.
3. Ask All Your Questions
You may not get a second inspection, so it’s important you get all of your questions answered while you have our attention. The purpose of an inspection is to give you a detailed and accurate idea of the condition of the house. If you have concerns, we want to hear about them. Furthermore, we expect you have questions, so don’t be afraid to ask away.
Inspect Before You Buy
While we know you may have fallen in love with a home, you must get a home inspection before you finalize the sale and purchase price of your new home. After all, you’re locking yourself into a monthly mortgage for a roof over your head, and everything should be perfect. When you need a trusted and reliable inspector in the Phoenix, AZ, area, call Valley Building Inspections. We can also include a mold inspection, a radon test, and a sewer line inspection. Give us a call today at (480) 860-1100.