Not really. At the end of the day it is up to the customer in what they decide on how to utilize the information. A home inspection is not an appraisal or code inspection but is a status update of the overall operational performance of the home and its major appliances. Issues will be detailed in the report and recommendations will be given as to whether the property needs immediate or possible repairs in the future.
Many reasons but below are the most common:
1. Buying a Home. Its best to have the inspections completed prior to the signing of the contract or to place a clause on the contract that the sale is contingent on the results of the home inspection. That way negotiations can continue if issues are found with the property.
2. Building Warranty Inspections. Most builders provide a 12-month warranty that covers defects with workmanship and materials. Anything that is discovered or goes wrong after the warranty period becomes the responsibility of the homeowner.
3. Selling a Home. A certified home inspection can make all the difference between a short, simple real estate transaction and a complicated, lengthy house sale.
Now you have the power to make the right decision. Whether its the 'seller 'having the tools to enhance a smooth sale transaction and receiving the expected value of the house. The 'buyer' asking the seller to make repairs, ask for a lower asking price, a combination of both or deciding not to purchase the property. The 'homeowner' who is well informed to exercise the warranty to resolve home issues that they otherwise would have bared all the repair costs.
Now you know for sure that your property is a good choice. You have the results of your inspection and have piece of mind. There is also valuable information in that report that can be used by contractors in the future.
The information is yours. We do not sell or share the report with anyone else, unless specifically you tell us to.
It s common for real estate agents to attend the home inspection, because they are responsible for the property. They usually allow access and may be able to answer any questions you may have. Our commitment is to you the client and their presence in no way influences the inspection.