Purchasing a home will be one of the most exciting experiences of your life – but before you can buy a home, you must first contact a licensed home inspector to have them thoroughly inspect the home from top to bottom.
In today’s post, we will cover all of the things you need to be aware of so you can be ready for your first home inspection.
Step 1 – Where To Find A Home Inspector
When searching for a licensed home inspector, it’s best to search online.
Before choosing any home inspector, make sure you choose someone who is both experienced and has plenty of positive feedback online from satisfied clients.
Step 2 – What The Home Inspector Will Ask For
When speaking with a licensed home inspector, you should be prepared to provide them with the following information about the home you want to purchase: foundation type, age of house, price of home, square footage, and directions to the house.
Step 3 – When To Schedule The Appointment
Always be prepared to be present during the home inspection so you can learn more about the home.
It’s also important to contact the home inspector at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to attend the inspection for any reason and have to cancel it.
Step 4 – How Long The Inspection Will Take
A thorough home inspection will take up to 3 hours from start to finish, so be prepared to spend a good portion of your day at the house.
If the home you’re interested in purchasing has unusual equipment and/or older systems like: HVAC or sump pump, you may be required to schedule a separate appointment to have those other systems inspected.
For more information about what to expect during a home inspection, contact the Birtola Garmyn High Desert Realty today by calling us at (541) 312-9449.