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Do I need a home inspection?

Are you wondering if you need a home inspection? In this video, we explain what an inspection covers. We also provide answers to common questions like…

  • Why is a home inspection important when buying a home?
  • What are the benefits of getting a home inspection?
  • What does a home inspector look for during an inspection?
  • What types of inspections are there?
  • What should I expect during the home inspection process?
  • Can I negotiate repairs with the seller based on the home inspection report?

Why Is a Home Inspection Important For Home Buyers?

Why is a home inspection important when buying a new home? Some home buyers wonder why an inspection is necessary, especially when the seller gets a pre-inspection.

An inspection is a vital step in the home-buying process because it ensures you’re getting a safe, functional home. It also provides peace of mind that there won’t be any surprise repairs or issues right after you buy the home.

In this post, Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - Phil Aitken Home Team will discuss the benefits of a home inspection and the most important issues to look out for.

What Are The Benefits of an Inspection?

The main benefit of home inspections is that it helps you identify potential problems with the home, including safety issues. Once you know the home’s problems, you can either be prepared to fix them yourself in the future or negotiate with the seller for a lower sales price.

Either way, knowing whether anything is wrong with the home gives you peace of mind that you won’t encounter any surprises after purchasing it.

In addition, catching issues early on before they become major problems means you’ll save money. 

What is Most Important in a Home Inspection?

The inspector will first examine the home’s structure, including its foundation, walls, roof, gutters, insulation, and ventilation. Your inspector will look for cracks, water damage, and signs of wear.

The next major area of focus is the home’s major systems, including the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems. The inspector will look at the home’s pipes, water heater, electrical panels, outlets, and lighting fixtures to ensure everything functions efficiently.

Lastly, your home will be inspected for signs of pests, mold, asbestos, lead paint, and other safety concerns.

What Questions Should I Ask a Home Inspector?

Before hiring a home inspector, you should ask:

  • What the inspection covers, and how much it costs
  • How many years of experience they have
  • Whether they have a license or certification
  • What type of report they provide, and how you can expect to receive it
  • If you’re allowed to attend the inspection
  • What issues they typically encounter in similar homes

After the inspection, follow up with the inspector by asking which repairs are most urgent to complete before closing and which can wait until after.

Why Is a Home Inspection Important? Ask Our Team! 

Getting an inspection starts with an experienced realtor. A real estate professional who has worked in the area for years likely has connections with reputable inspectors.

At Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - Phil Aitken Home Team, our top-performing agents have developed a reputation as one of the most successful real estate teams in Jacksonville, Florida. We have the skills and industry knowledge to help you get the home of your dreams, and we can refer you to qualified inspectors.

Our clients love working with us because of our industry connections, customer service, and communication skills.

On top of that, we offer several unique buyer guarantees, including our Buyer Cancellation Guarantee and Buyer Satisfaction Guarantee. With these programs, you can enjoy a risk-free home-buying experience.

To learn more about buying a home in Jacksonville with our team, call us at (904) 544-5252 or fill out the form below for more information.

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Phil Aitken, Owner/Broker
Phil Aitken is the Owner/Broker with Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - Phil Aitken Home Team and has over 13 years of Real Estate experience. Phil’s faith and desire for his family’s continued security fuel his business growth and leadership. The Phil Aitken Home Team continues to profoundly impact the people of Jacksonville via supporting several faith-based organizations. Phil gives back a portion of every real estate transaction to The Tim Tebow Foundation and Rethreaded. Find Phil's full story here.