What to Expect at the Home Inspection.
A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections. The inspector prepares and delivers to the client a written report of findings. The client then uses the knowledge gained to make informed decisions about their pending real estate purchase. The
home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.
Things to Know:
~ The cost for a home inspection(s) is a buyer’s expense.
~The inspection will be conducted during the 1st 5 business days of the executed sales contract.
~ Your home should be looking its best! We’ve all heard of buyer’s remorse!
~ Sellers usually are not present, so it’s best to leave the house prior to arrival.
~ Allow 2.5 to 3.5 hours for the inspection.
~ Inspectors often show up early, and may use a ladder to inspect the roof. So use discretion if undressing close to a window.
~ The buyers are typically at the inspection for the entire time, along with the Realtor.
~ The Inspector will be turning on all appliances that are included with the sale of your house. Therefore, if you have laundry in the washing machine or dryer, they may be removed or washed again.
~ The inspector needs access to ALL attics and basement or crawl spaces. Therefore remove any cars or furniture that may block access to these areas.
~ The inspector will be looking under sinks looking for leaks, so be sure they are tidy and organized.
~ The inspector will need access to ALL mechanics, furnace, AC, plumbing, electric, windows, etc. Be sure nothing is blocking access.
~ Leave keys to sheds if applicable, and have all rooms unlocked.
~ The buyer may also do a radon test. If so, that test takes 48 hours, and information regarding the test will be provided.
~ The buyer should get a copy of the report within 24 hours, and it will include details and photos of the items of concern, if any. The buyer’s Realtor may share some comments of the results of the home inspection with the seller’s Realtor as an FYI….but typically the report, or findings will be handled via the attorneys during the attorney review period, (1st 5 days).
This information has been provided to you by: The Michelson Team.