Ask An Inspector

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Ask An Inspector

Ask an inspector by Larry K Cragun, MediaOne Real Estate. Yes, I subscribe to this concept, ask an inspector and hope that this article influences your participation in the inspection process. So, the question “Why should I walk through the home with the inspector? I am going to get a report aren’t I? These suggestions are from one of our used inspectors, Dean Madsen, owner of J-Pro Inspects. The one reason that I have always told my real estate buyers is that you really get to know your home, irregardless of finding important issues with the home or not.

Dean says, “walking with the inspector is the most important part of the inspection process. The inspector will identify several things in an inspection that range from minor or inconvenient, to those that pose a safety risk or could be a costly repair. What may be material or significant to the inspector may be no big deal to you or vise a versa. As you walk you will look at the home from a This is your time to ask questions and discuss possible repair options. Most of which are simple to do or have done, restoring your former level of excitement in your purchase.

The inspector may even point out unique qualities about the home that you may not have seen. If the inspector does not mention something that catches your eye, don’t be shy. PLEASE ASK. The inspector most likely has seen it but as you go from room to room he is trying to remember a lot of detail to bring to your This is the time when you will begin a mental list of items to review with your realtor for his/her advice about what might be reasonably requested of the seller in terms of repairs or consolations. It comes in a slower more easily understood format than a list of potential “fix-its” and safety issues, etc. dropped into your email.

Take the time to walk with your inspector and get your questions answered. You will be glad you did. Top inspectors welcome this time with you. Be sure it is a part of the service offered by the inspector you are considering for hire. you may not have seen. If the inspector does not mention something that catches your eye, don’t be shy. PLEASE ASK. The inspector most likely has seen it but as you go from room to room he is trying to remember a lot of detail to bring to your This is the time when you will begin a mental list of items to review with your realtor for his/her advice about what might be reasonably requested of the seller in terms of repairs or consolations. It comes in a slower more easily understood format than a list of potential “fix-its” and safety issues, etc. dropped into your email.

Take the time to walk with your inspector and get your questions answered. You will be glad you did. Top inspectors welcome this time with you. Be sure it is a part of the service offered by the inspector you are considering for hire.”