For first-timers, buying a home is dream come true. For veterans, it’s an achievement or upgrade. For all, it’s a super exciting experience. But, it’s important that you don’t get too caught up in the excitement and neglect important steps in the buying process. Specifically, your home inspection.
Home inspections might not seem important—especially if you're purchasing a newly built home—but make no mistake about it: home inspections aren’t to be neglected. Here are five reasons why:
Home Inspections Protect You
A home inspector will perform a thorough inspection of your home. He will cover everything. It’s his job. By doing it, he’ll protect you from any and all problems that might be present. This is a big deal. No one wants to be surprised by a problem after they sign the papers to buy a home. The financial repercussions could be tremendous.
Home Inspections Cover You
If an inspector finds a problem with your home, that problem is not yours. The responsibility lies with the previous homeowner or realtor. A home inspection guarantees that you’ll be covered and free of financial burden.
Home Inspections Give You Negotiating Power
Let’s say something is wrong with your home. It’s not ideal, but it’s not horrible. A problem gives you power—a bargaining chip if you will. By pointing out problems found during the inspection, you can negotiate a better price.
Home Inspections Save You Money
While a home inspection does cost anywhere from $50-$500, its initial cost far outweighs any costs you might have to make should a problem arise. The inspector doesn’t only look for immediate problems. He looks for faulty wiring, plumbing, building, etc. Everything he does is to protect you. By protecting you, he saves you money—long term.
Home Inspections Can Save You
The term “don’t judge a book by its cover” applies to home buying. A home can look stunning from the outside and inside, but that doesn’t mean it’s well built. Inspectors will find problems in any and all types of homes. By doing this, they can save you from purchasing a home that might be something you don’t want.
If you need help during the home buying or home inspection process, please contact RealtyTopia. We’re a unique home buying and selling team that puts clients first. We want your home inspection to protect, cover, and—if needed—save you. In addition, we want you to have negotiating power and save money.
Our team of highly trained and skilled professionals know what it takes to take care of clients. When you chose RealtyTopia, your home buying process will be a smooth one that’s free of stress and worry. When you’re ready, please give us a call. We’ll gladly accept it and help get you going in the right direction.