What to Expect When You Are Inspecting
A thorough home inspection takes 3-5 hours. It can reveal necessary information about the condition of a home that makes a buyer aware of what costs, repairs, and maintenance the home may require immediately and over time. For a general home inspection, a licensed professional will look for anomalies in the roof, ceilings, drywall, structure, floors, windows & doors, attics, crawlspaces & basements, electrical systems, heating & cooling systems, and plumbing systems.
Here are 3 crucial tips for home buyers to have a successful home inspection.
Tip #1: Both the buyer and the buyer’s agent should be present. During the inspection, you will want a licensed agent with you, not an unlicensed assistant. Every house is different, and it takes an experienced eye to know exactly what to pay attention to.
Tip #2: Be sure to include sewer inspection: Unfortunately, most home inspectors do not examine the sewer lines, which can be a costly and messy mistake.
Tip #3: Ensure a radon inspection is included: Your home inspector should offer radon testing as part of the home inspection process. However, not all home inspectors will. Radon gas can be hazardous and is the second leading cause of lung cancer, so testing is a must.
As for sellers, it is recommended that you be prepared to be gone from your house for 6-8 hours. That way, it gives plenty of time for a complete and thorough inspection, as well as some time for buyers to do some planning and feel comfortable in their future homes,
For any questions on selling or buying a home, don’t hesitate to contact Chadwick V.R. Williams at Denver Real Estate Professionals. We are happy to be a free resource for all your Colorado real estate needs.
Chadwick V. R. Williams, SRES, CRS, GRI, SRS, Luxury Certified
Broker | REALTOR® | Property Manager