Even though many home buyers and sellers dislike the idea of a home inspection, it remains a paramount step in the process. An inspection could require the seller to fix a number of things before someone else buys the home. A property inspector could even find issues that scares off prospective buyers altogether. On the other side, a home inspector could help the seller catch certain problems before they put the house on the market.
It’s safe to say that home inspection remains a critical investment for both parties. So how do you go about finding the property inspector that’s right for you? We will explore that and more in this blog post.
Check out these tips from HGTV for choosing a home inspector:
- Look for an inspector prior to browsing for homes – On the surface, this may seem like backward thinking. Keep in mind, however, that you may be pressured to pick the first home inspector you meet should you choose a home first.
- Ask around for recommendations and be sure to look for certification – A home inspector can easily claim that tens of thousands of dollars worth of repairs are required before selling your house. Would you really risk that much money toward someone that lacks the necessary certification? Shaun Gamble of Veterans Home Inspection holds certification with the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.
- Don’t be afraid to put potential home inspectors on the spot – It’s never a bad idea to ask inspectors about their industry backgrounds, experience, number of inspections they’ve performed, and what sort of report they can provide to back their claims. Charlotte homeowners can rest assured that Shaun has successfully completed hundreds of property inspections.
- Choose someone with a broad knowledge of a home’s systems as opposed to a specialized person (plumber or electrician) – You want to hire a home inspector that has a diverse knowledge base with homes. Looking at Sean once again, he started to gain construction experience as a teenager. Our Charlotte home inspector has pretty much seen it all when it comes to home inspection.
- Be sure that your property inspector is familiar with the particular type of house that you have in mind – In Charlotte and other major cities across the U.S., there are homes of different ages, designs, and materials. Remember that each has certain risks, symptoms, and other clues to possible damage.
Our Home Inspection Process
With Veterans Home Inspection, we likely begin the process with a general or residential inspection performed on the home. This portion of the pre purchase inspection would involve looking at the structure, exterior, roof, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, interior, insulation, and ventilation. From there, our property inspector can provide the buyer with a report suggesting any repairs and/or improvements deemed necessary.
There are some cases where home inspections reveal pricey problems. With the report generated by our home inspector, a chess match often begins between the buyer and seller. For example, the buyer may be able to negotiate the price should the inspector find a number of issues. The buyer could then potentially negotiate a credit with the seller, have the seller pay for repairs prior to the closing, purchase the home in its current condition, or completely walk away.
At Veterans Home Inspection, our mission is to provide clarification regarding a home’s condition. Our home inspector in Charlotte is not only backed with years of experience, but also provides an unmatched level of customer service. Shaun goes the extra mile for clients, always ensuring attention to detail. Check out the below testimonial and see for yourself.
“Sean’s communication and response time was second to none and was always professional. He arrived on time and did a thorough inspection of the home. Afterwards, he wrote up to a 50 page document of all his findings that later the seller graciously agreed to perform all of the major repairs prior to the closing date. After the inspection, he was very helpful in providing any necessary documentation needed from my real estate agent while working with the closing attorney. I would highly recommend him for anyone in the Charlotte or surrounding areas.” – A. Johnson