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Crucial Reasons to Call for a Home Inspection

by Melissa Shuten 05/19/2019

The home buying process can be pretty frustrating. What’s worse? The spending never ends. It feels as though you have to pay for everything. No wonder a good number of homebuyers resolve to rent due to frustration from the home buying process. It just never ends.

Now to the expenses. First, you are struggling to get a home that fits perfectly into your dream home and, of course, your budget. Next, you are thinking of hiring an agent to alleviate the stress. Now, you are being told to call a pro for home inspection. Can it get worse?

Well, it can. Failure to conduct a thorough inspection puts you at the risk of repairing damages that are supposed to be corrected by the seller. You also stand a plethora of health risks. That's worse, yes?

Here are a few things to consider before you close the deal.

4 Reasons to Call a Pro for Home Inspection

  • Ensure Your Safety. Your safety and that of your family should always top the list. Do not be compelled into closing a deal without checking the boxes. Professional home inspectors have eyes for safety issues. Also, they conduct tests for mold and noxious gases. Completing this is crucial to ensure your safety and that of your family. Do not risk it!
  • Provides A Chip You Can Use on the Negotiation Board. Home sellers are known to upsell their properties at any slight opportunity. Hiring a pro to inspect the home may give you the chance to negotiate the deal further and cut down the price. A house that is in ‘just good' condition or requires repairs should not cost as much as a home in perfect condition even in the same neighborhood. Use your bargaining chip!
  • Gives You A Glimpse Into The Future. A professional home inspector can ascertain possible future repairs by estimating the date of installation of the systems and comparing it against their normal useful life, thus, giving you a glimpse into what the future holds. Knowing these dates will go a long way to help you choose a warranty package. Take a peep first!
  • Provides an Easy Pass Out The Door. Home inspection reveals the real picture of the house. The home buyer may not easily spot it, but a pro knows just where and how to look. Home buyers retain the right to exit a contract should the house be found in bad condition. Save yourself a plethora of problems and expenses by grabbing the door pass right away!

Hiring a professional home inspector may seem like a costly expense at the moment, but it is a cost-effective investment in the long run. Home inspection saves you the pain of putting out thousands of dollars into repairs, replacement, and medical bills. Get that home inspected today!

About the Author

Melissa Shuten

Find Your Slice of Paradise! I've lived in the St Pete Beach area since 2003. I love everything about Pinellas County and the Beaches! I can help you find your piece of Paradise whether it is your permanent Home, Vacation Home or Investment Property! I specialize in Single Family Homes, Condos, and Townhomes. I began my career in Real Estate in 2012. In my years with Re/Max, I've won the Executive Club Award and 100% Club Award. Since I've been in Florida, I've lived in Gulfport, St Pete Beach, St. Petersburg and now South Pasadena, so I know all of these areas very well! I currently serve on the Board of Directors with the Island Place Condominiums (Harbourside in South Pasadena). I do a lot of volunteer work around the area, mostly with not for Profit Groups. My hobbies include Running and Group Fitness. I am a member of the St Pete Mad Dogs Triathlon Club. I was born and raised in NE Ohio, Alumni of The Ohio State University and lived in Dallas, Texas for many years before relocating to the Sunshine State! My favorite saying is "I Live Where You Vacation"! If you are searching for an agent that will work for YOU, whether you are Buying or Selling...Call me Today!