The benefits of a home inspection

Buying a new home is an exciting endeavor that opens new doors (literally and figuratively) for all parties endeavor. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of excitement, however, that we forget some things that can save us from heartbreak and unforeseen expenses in the future. We’re talking about home inspections.

Check out the following perks that will make you consider having the property you’re interested in thoroughly inspected.

1. Remedy problems even before the sale is closed.

Home inspections, when done early, allow home buyers as well as sellers to detect any major or minor issues that can affect the transaction. Since it’s done early, any detected safety concerns, defects, and potential threats can be attended to prior to the close of the sale. It will save you, dear home buyer, from unforeseen expenses should you purchase the home.

2. Home inspections help home buyers make informed decisions.

A trusted and professional home inspector will help you make the right decision by informing you about the real situation of your home — from building code violations to issues that can easily be remedied.

3. Homes in tiptop condition are more attractive.

If you’re a home seller, a home inspection done by a certified inspector can raise the prospects for you. Homes that passed inspections are deemed safe and habitable, making it extra attractive to potential home buyers. Nothing is more attractive than a property that’s safe and well-maintained.

4. Home inspections can be used to lower the asking price of a property.

Buyers, listen up! If any major problems are identified by your home inspector, you can use this as a bargaining chip to ask for a lower price. That, or you can come up with an agreement as to how the problems will be fixed. At the end of the sale, you’ll spend little (or none at all) in dealing with those issues.

5. You’ll feel so much better about your purchase.

Buying a home is a big endeavor, and you’ll feel so much better if you’re confident the property you’re purchasing comes with little to no issues at all. You’ll sleep better at night and won’t have to deal with buyer’s remorse.

Got any questions about home inspections in Smith Mountain Lake? Send me an email at Jane(at)JaneAtTheLake(dotted)com or give me a call at 540.493.1690 or 800.858.4653.