The home inspection process can be nerve-wracking for both buyers and sellers. A home inspection can expose defects in a house that the current owner may not be aware of, yet it’s crucial to understand that there’s no such thing as a “pass” or “fail” when it comes to home inspections. Although some properties may have significant defects, potentially rendering them uninsurable or prompting buyers to reconsider their purchase, a poorly resulting home inspection does NOT render your house UNSELLABLE.
What to Expect
For Potential Home Buyers
Congratulations! You’ve found a property you love and have put an offer on it, and you’ve already made the next crucial step in the home buying process by scheduling a home inspection with Inspector Jo. As a smart investor you are doing your due diligence in taking this important opportunity to assess the condition of the property and ensure there are no hidden surprises. Jo’s goal is to make this process as smooth and easy for everyone, so we will walk you through what to expect as a buyer when scheduling a home inspection, helping you navigate this critical stage with confidence and peace of mind.
For Potential Home Sellers
So, you’re actively trying to sell your home, and you have an upcoming home inspection scheduled for your property. To show off your property in the best light, and help ensure no re-inspections or other stones get thrown into the gears of a smooth sale, it is important to anticipate the home inspection process and prepare accordingly. Understanding what to expect can help you prepare your property and ensure a smooth inspection experience. Here, Jo will outline five essential things that home sellers should expect during a home inspection, allowing you to be proactive and prepared.
If you’re planning to sell your home, a pre-listing home inspection is a valuable investment. It allows you to identify and address any issues in advance, boost buyer confidence, accurately price your property, gain negotiation power, and facilitate a smoother and faster transaction. As a homeowner and member of the growing real estate industry, Inspector Jo, highly recommends considering a pre-listing home inspection to maximize your chances of a quick successful sale.
Although Jo observes and notes on hundreds of aspects of a home during an inspection there are some limits to the Standards of Practice (SOP) that either are not part of a General Home Inspection or cannot be observed visually at the time. Jo believes in honestly and clearly and wants everyone to be as prepared and aware of what to expect from and Inspection Report as possible. Below are some common areas people assume a Home Inspector might inspect that are actually outside of the SOP guidelines.
The purpose of an 11th month inspection is to ensure that the home is in good condition and that any issues or defects that have occurred during the first year of occupancy are identified and addressed. It is crucial to schedule this inspection BEFORE the end date of the homes builder warranty. The inspector will typically check the same systems and components that were inspected during the original new home inspection, including the structure, electrical and plumbing systems, HVAC, appliances, and overall workmanship of the property.
A new home inspection typically consists of an examination of the property’s structure, electrical and plumbing systems, HVAC, and overall workmanship of the property. The inspector will check for any issues or defects that may have occurred during the construction process, such as improper installation of electrical or plumbing systems, or structural issues. The inspector will also check and evaluate the overall quality of the construction.