Home Inspections OKC: Being active during and after an inspection
Home Inspections are a great way to highlight potential problems and issues with a home. But if you don’t play an active roll in the process the benefits can be limited. Here are some tips to get the most out of your home inspections:
Be there for the inspection: Many people don’t know that you can actually be present for a home inspection, in fact, most good inspectors will expect to see you there. Being present at the inspection will let the inspector explain to you in detail what’s a big deal and what’s not. It also allows them to know that you know full well what the report is saying. In addition, it protects against corner cutting if your there to make sure your inspector is getting all the areas they need to.
Ask Questions: Unless you build houses for a living, you probably don’t know the ins and outs of building a home. If your inspector is explaining something to you and you’ve got no idea what they’re saying it helps nobody. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, a good inspector will always answer your questions and explain what they’re doing along the way. If you don’t understand what an inspector just told you, ask. Don’t let something go just because your too scared to ask.
Make sure Utilities are turned on: For most homes, it’s the seller’s responsibility to have the utilities turned on for an inspection. However, for certain homes (foreclosures especially) it’s the buyer’s responsibility to make sure utilities are turned on. The inspection will still happen if they’re on or off but you will be missing valuable information if the utilities are off when the inspection is performed.
If your in the market for a new home and need an inspection, give Sharpshooters, Home Inspections OKC, a call today at 405-538-6007!