1. A home inspection can eliminate any surprises. If you find a serious problem with the property during the inspection, you’ll know ahead of the appraisal and will be able to work with the seller to come to a favorable outcome.
2. A home inspection could you the upper hand in negotiations. Again, if your home inspector alerts you to some problems with the property, you’ll may be able to negotiate further with the seller. Your agent will guide you through this entire process and provide the advice you need to negotiate well.
3. A home inspection protects you as a buyer. Let’s say the worst happens and your inspector finds some huge problem with the property that you are not comfortable with. Including an inspection contingency in your offer to purchase, you’ll be able to get out of the deal rather than being stuck in a bad house.
4. A home inspection provides you with a understanding of the the condition of the property and how to maintain it. You should always take the opportunity to attend the home inspection, because you’ll learn so much about the house from the inspector. They’ll show you things you never even knew to ask about, and as a result, you’ll be able to better take care of one of your biggest investments.
Getting a home inspection has virtually no downsides—but comes with so many benefits. I highly recommend that buyers take full advantage of the opportunity to conduct an inspection. If you’re looking for some good inspectors in our area, I have a full list of partners I recommend to all my clients!