A buyer’s inspection is initiated by the home buyer usually as a contingency to the final close of a real estate sale. These types of inspections are designed to assure that there are no hidden surprises for the purchaser.
It is estimated that up to 80% of all home sales are contingent on the Buyer’s Inspection!
You’ll be hard-pressed to find any real estate-related expert who doesn’t adamantly suggest that you require an inspection prior to purchasing a home.
What Should You Do?
Relax! Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies, and minor imperfections. These are nice to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories: Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4). Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection:
Major defects - An example of this would be a structural failure.
Things that lead to major defects - A small roof-flashing leak, for example.
Things that may hinder your ability to finance or insure the home
Safety hazards - Such as a Federal Pacific Electric panel.
Many people ask whether or not we offer repair services for the properties which we inspect. The answer is No. We are strictly an inspection company. We feel being a neutral third party that does not perform repairs will allow us to form unbiased opinions without the fear of trying to get work for ourselves.
After we complete the inspection, we will promptly send you a detailed inspection report so you can use it to make safe, informed decisions about your home. When you are ready to schedule your home inspection, simply call, text, or email us at
or submit the short form on our page.