Whether a person is buying or selling a home, the home inspection is an important step that needs to be completed. During the actual inspection visit, it is important to be present. There are a lot of specifics that are covered in the inspection, so a person should be there each step of the way.
Many inspectors will require that at least one representative is there for the visit. If a home is being sold, it might be required for the present homeowner and someone representing the buyer be there. If the home is simply being put on the market, there would obviously not be a buyer present, but a listing agent may be there.
Before scheduling the inspection, it is crucial to ensure that the inspector is reputable, licensed and has a decent track record. Getting customer reviews and testimonials will certainly help with this. A decent inspector should have no problem in providing this type of information is requested. Also, the inspection report should be available in print format as well as electronically. Most modern inspectors will provide a bound book with the findings as well as a computer document or online page displaying the information.
When the inspection is scheduled, it is a good idea to have more than one person there with the inspector. A spouse may have questions that was not thought of and vice-versa. This will eliminate the need for follow up questions down the road.
If there is a particular area that needs to be reviewed, homeowners will be sure that this is addressed in the inspection. If a person is not there with the inspector, an area of concern might be missed.
When an inspection is being done, every inch of the home and the entire property should be reviewed. A reputable inspector will certainly be thorough and usually quite methodical in their work. If they do happen to not go to an area, a person can easily remind them. Not being there for the inspection means some areas could get missed.
Being a responsible home seller or buyer means having a thorough inspection completed. It is always in the best interests to be present when this is being completed. This way, questions can be asked of the inspector and all critical areas of the home will be reviewed. After the inspection, potential buyers are able to be well-informed decisions about the home.