Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make When Selecting A Home Inspector
As a homebuyer, inspecting a home’s interior and exterior for any leaks or damage can save on a significant investment. Moreover, when you hire a professional home inspector, the investigation can be more effective. They have the tools to point out unlikely situations to help safeguard your family from future disasters. Home inspectors are trained individuals with in-depth knowledge in inspecting a property’s structure and system thoroughly. They will provide you with accurate information through a comprehensive inspection report to help make an informed decision on a house.
However, like most homebuyers, you may find that investing in a professional home inspection is unnecessary and try to cut corners by hiring an unlicensed inspector. By doing so, you may jeopardize your safety and your loved ones when you set out to purchase an unsafe property.
To help you understand the importance of a home inspection, VisionQuest Home Inspections, LLC has a list of the most common mistakes people make when selecting a home inspector.
1. Opting for the lowest bidder
Like most homebuyers, to avoid spending on a professional home inspection, you may go for the lowest bid home inspector to save money. Hiring such inspectors who may have inadequate knowledge and education to perform an examination can only lead to in-home repairs of thousands of dollars.
2. Failing to check on credentials
It is essential that you verify the qualifications and other credentials of a home inspector before hiring one. It should make you feel confident knowing that a particular home inspector can perform a thorough inspection.
3. Forgoing a certified inspection
One of the most common mistakes is choosing to forgo an inspection from a certified inspection company and rely on a real estate agent to point out problems of a property you’re interested in. While real estate agents are marketing experts, they may not be aware of how to assess a property like a home inspector. If you need an unbiased opinion on a house, it’s wise to let a trained home inspector provide you with the necessary information.
4. DIY home inspection
Owning several properties doesn’t make you an expert in home inspection, and you aren’t qualified to catch hidden issues that could pose a risk to occupants. Hiring a trained home inspector is a must even though they are not coding enforcement officers. These inspectors continually attend educational courses and keep themselves updated on new building codes, requirements, or product knowledge that you may be unaware of.
To avoid these and other mistakes when inspecting your home, reach out to the experts at VisionQuest Home Inspections, LLC. For over a decade, we have provided our customers with safe and functional inspection reports to make a worry-free decision when purchasing or selling a home. We are committed to excellence and provide value-based inspection services that care about your well-being and your home.