Once you’re at the last leg of the home-buying process, the last thing you want to do sometimes is spend more money on a home inspection. A trend that has been occurring is people will skip the home inspection all together in order to save on closing costs.
This is a huge risk and can create added costs down the road if issues are found. Here are a few tips in mind during a home inspection, and why you should never skip out on this!
A Pre-Sale Inspection
If you’ve fallen in love with a home, a great idea to ensure everything is good to go, is to perform a home inspection before you even make an offer. With historic homes, this may play as a negotiation tool when determining your final offer, if repairs need to be done to the home.
Inspecting the Home Before You Sell
If you are selling your home, you may want to consider having your home inspected before you put it on the market as a tool for determining how much you want to put the home on the market for. This is also a great selling tool, so that the buyer will know exactly what to expect when they are purchasing your home.
In order to keep the sell running smoothly - whether you are the seller or the buyer - incorporate the home inspection within the purchase of the house. If you are working with a realtor, they may already have a relationship with a home inspector to keep the process moving even more smoothly.
A home inspection may seem like a tedious process, but whether you are using it as a selling tool or a negotiation tool, you can rest assured that you will always be getting your money’s worth and more when ensuring your home (or future home) has passed a home inspection.