What should I Expect at a Home Inspection?

What should I expect at a home inspection?

Your offer was accepted! Congratulations! Next step – your agent tells you that you need to schedule an inspection. They might give you a few recommendations, but as always you are welcome to choose anyone you’d like to do the job. Make sure to look up reviews, and even chat with one or two before deciding so they are aware of any issues that might be deal breakers for you.

What should I expect at a home inspection?

Usually inspectors like to begin the work without the buyer(s) so they can focus and get through a lot of the work right away. Once you arrive, they may start by identifying a few major issues found so far, or have you tag along for the end prior to going over anything they saw that might be a major objection.

What should I expect at a home inspection?

Going over things with the inspector and seeing it for yourself while in the home are very important. The report you get later can be long, overwhelming and at times scary. Inspectors as well as agents can help put things back into perspective or help contact professionals to quote any work that needs done.

What should I expect at a home inspection?
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Back at home, you and your agent will go over the report in greater detail and talk through which items you are ok with (this becomes your to do list) and which items you either want a credit for or to be repaired prior to closing on the home. These items are written into an objection letter and sent to the seller’s agent.

What should I expect at a home inspection?
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The seller will talk to their agent, go over your requests, and respond with what they are able/willing to fix or credit. If you come to terms, the inspection contingency is removed from the contract and you move forward with the purchase. On the other hand, if you don’t reach an agreement you can back out and sign a mutual release.

What should I expect at a home inspection?

Inspections are a great way to become very familiar with your future home and to go into the purchase with eyes wide open! In the coming weeks I will be talking about some of the biggest issues you might find during an inspection in Michigan.

After over a decade in the wedding and event industry both planning and designing gorgeous events, I made the decision to join the Reinhart team as a realtor. I was drawn to the real estate industry because of a passion for design and for helping people figure out that next big step in their lives. Not everyone has the ability to visualize what a space can become - and it's something I have spent over a decade doing. Whether you're looking to transition to your future home or staging your current home, I am able to help you visualize the potential of the space.

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