Whether you’re a buyer hiring someone to inspect a home you want to buy or a seller needing an inspector to look at your home to see if there’s anything that needs to be fixed before you put it on the market, there are three things you need to know about home inspections:
1. You can choose any home inspector that you like. Your Realtor usually has several inspectors they’ve worked with, and they can be a good source of recommendations. You can also look for one on your own. In either case, it’s important to look for an inspector who’s a member of the National Association of Home Inspectors because they must complete an approved home inspector training program, demonstrate experience and competence as a home inspector, complete a written exam, and adhere to the NAHI standards of practice and codes of ethics.
2. Home inspections are intended to point out adverse conditions—not cosmetic flaws. A home inspector will point out conditions that need repairs and/or potential safety-related concerns regarding the home. They won’t comment on cosmetic items if they don’t impair the integrity of the home.They also don’t do destructive or invasive testing.
3. Home inspection reports only include the basics. On the home’s exterior, this report should include the steps, patios, decks, chimneys, roofs, windows, doors, the pool condition (if requested), and all operating components. Inside, they’ll look at the attic, electrical components, plumbing, central air conditioning and heating (including the ductwork), crawl spaces, and garages. They report on the working order of most items including the faucets to see if they leak or garage doors to see if they open properly. They’ll also note the presence or absence of state and locally mandated retrofits such as hot water heater strapping or the presence of a carbon monoxide and/or smoke detector. Inspectors may also point out termite damage and suggest you get a separate pest inspection. The final written report should be concise and easy to understand.
About WILL COOK GROUP|Keller Williams Luxury Homes|BRE# 01879277
Ranked in the top 1% of all agents valley wide, Will is an Associate Broker and Team Leader of the WILL COOK GROUP at Keller Williams Luxury Homes
A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Will attended graduate school in Boston and worked as a Medical Software Project Director focused on managing client expectations through sophisticated software implementation projects for many years. Will’s experience managing large scale projects in the corporate world has suited his transition to real estate over 15 years ago. Will’s mission has been to use integrity and accountability to exceed his client`s expectations. He has worked in the luxury markets of Boston and Miami Beach and has also owned his own real estate firm in Louisiana.
As expert real estate advisers serving the Palm Springs Area real estate market, Will and his team specialize in finding buyers great deals and they would love to help you find your very own slice of the California Desert!
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