Buyer & Seller Resources

The Importance of Getting a Home Inspection

A home inspection is a necessary part of buying a home in WNC. You don't want to be in a situation where you're wondering if the electrical system works correctly or if there is some unknown problem lurking behind the walls. Even a perfect-looking home can have some major defects, so a home inspection is worth the cost to have done!

Get the Inside Scoop

In most purchase agreements, the seller will allow a company to come to the house to do a typical home inspection, and most buyers will insist upon it. The inspection will review all areas of the home, both inside and out. As the buyer, you'll receive a detailed list of all of the issues that should be looked at, whether they are large or small.

Many of these issues might have been overlooked during your initial walkthrough, so you could end up finding some major areas of concern before it's too late!

Common Areas of Evaluation

During the inspection process, a home inspector will comb over these major areas:

  • Quality of the roof
  • Plumbing in the home
  • Electrical system and safety
  • Condition of the interior and exterior
  • Fireplace, chimney, etc.
  • Heating and cooling systems

Negotiating Power

If you are selling your home, it's a good idea to have a home inspection done before you put your home on the market to avoid any surprises down the road. But as the buyer, if you're equipped with the inspection information, you'll go to the negotiating process with all the issues at hand. Depending on the magnitude, you could either knock the closing price down or get the seller to agree to repair the issues before the sale goes through.

Of course, if the issues are worse than you thought, you can always back out of the sale now, before you lose even more of your investment

Any Questions

Still not sure what a home inspection entails? We can help you nail down the details. Even if the home is brand new, spending a little money now can save you a whole lot of time, money, and frustration in the future!

If you are interested in contacting a local inspector, contact us, and we'll send you a selection of our most qualified options.

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