Top Home Inspections Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home — Old Line Home Inspections.

Top Home Inspections Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

Arranging for a proper home inspection is one of the most important investments you can make in your property. As with all investments, there are good ones and bad ones. If you want to make sure that your home inspection pays off, here are a few mistakes to avoid.

1. Not researching the home inspector

If you were going to invest money in the stock market, you wouldn’t just go to any broker. You would do your research to make sure that your broker will invest your money wisely. The same is true with a home inspector. Make sure that he is highly qualified and comes with solid recommendations and is a member of a recognized home inspectors’ association.

2. Not being at the inspection

Even though you are not expected to understand everything said during the inspection, it’s still important to attend your home inspection. The inspector will be able to go through the report and explain details that will help you assess the condition of the property for years to come.

3. Not reading the report

This may not be your fault because some home inspectors write up complicated reports full of industry jargon. It is especially important that you take the time to read the report. When looking to hire a home inspector, look for samples of previous reports to find one who writes in a clear and concise manner.

4. Choose an inspector who will answer your questions

In the end, it’s about communications during and after the inspection. You are the client and your concerns are the most important part of the inspection so make sure you are prepared with questions when you attend the inspection so that all of your concerns are addressed.

As the owner of Old Line Home Inspections, I can assure you that I will be available to answers all of your questions before, during, and after the inspection and my commitment to you extends beyond the delivery of the final home inspection report. For more information just call (410) 236-3027 or schedule online.