Whenever possible I recommend buyers attend the inspection of the home they are buying with Home Inspector Huntley IL. It can be a hassle taking time off work or maybe having to ask somebody to pick up the kids from school, but I think it is worth the trouble.
I’m sure someone out there is asking:
Why do I have to be there? The inspector is going to find the same thing whether I’m there or not, right?
Thanks for asking!
There are two main reasons I suggest buyers spend a couple hours with me as I inspect their future home. The first reason is to give them a firsthand look at the issues I find. I am able to show them what is wrong and explain why it is wrong. I can also give them some idea of what it will take to fix the item and what the consequences of not fixing it may be.
I also like to take my time and answer any questions my clients have. In many cases the clients have been in the home several times before and have a list of questions before the inspection even starts. I encourage asking questions no matter how routine they may seem. This is the time to ask. That is why I am there. That is what I love to do!
The second reason I like buyers to be there is so I can point out the things that aren’t wrong with the house. I enjoy giving good news a lot more than bad news. Most buyers hire a home inspector to look for everything that is wrong with a house. But I feel a home inspection shouldn’t only focus on the negatives, but the many positives within a home. I also like to point out maintenance items like how often to change the furnace filter, when to service the furnace & A/C unit and give general tips on how to keep your home in great shape year after year.
Other things I like to point out to the buyers are important items such as where is the main gas shut-off, the main electric breaker or the main water shut-off. These things are not rocket science, but the time to locate the water shut-off isn’t when your living room looks like a rain forest from the bathroom that is leaking upstairs. Just sayin’!
I hope you enjoyed today’s topic. If you have any questions, feel free to call me.
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