What To Expect
Buyers or Sellers benefit from a real estate inspection. A professional home inspector can manage your risk. The purpose of a professional real estate inspection is to help the client manage his/her risk. A home inspection is an evaluation of a home’s condition by a highly trained professional. The inspection is conducted with fairness and objectivity. A thorough written report with photos provides a detailed discovery of visible defects and/or conditions that may affect the function of the home. The buyer will learn the true condition prior to the purchase. The seller will better understand the condition of his/her home and avoid last minute repairs that may delay the selling process.
As a professional house inspector, I will concentrate on the condition and structure of the home, any safety concerns and any observed deficiencies. At a minimum, the following shall be inspected:
- Built in Appliances
- Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
While no inspector can discover every unknown factor, a professional inspection of the home helps identify many problems a consumer may otherwise overlook. As a professional NAHI inspector, I will help you maximize your investment. I strongly encourage you to:
- Attend your inspection
- Ask questions
- Take notes
- Read your report
What Not To Expect
Home Inspector’s do not do any destructive testing, nor do they have x-ray vision. Consumers should not expect heir reports to include the condition of every nail, wire or pipe in the home.
The Home Inspector is primarily concerned with pointing out adverse conditions and/or safety-related concerns, rather than small cosmetic items, which are considered readily apparent to the buyers.
A home inspection is not a code compliant inspection nor will inaccessible areas of the home be inspected. For a detailed outline of what exactly a professional NAHI inspector will inspect, please see the NAHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. No house is perfect – they all require regular maintenance and repair.