Why is a Prepurchase Home Inspection important?
A Prepurchase Home Inspection would be scheduled after a property has been put on the market, but before a buyer has taken possession and before the closing contract. The Buyer will usually sign a contingency agreement with the Seller before ordering a Prepurchase home inspection.
If the property fails to meet the Buyer’s expectations as a result of the home inspection, then the sale of the home could be jeopardized.
In many cases, a Buyer’s Inspection will help both the Buyer and the Seller to identify damages or other issues that may exist with a property.
What if the inspection uncovers significant defects?
If defects are detected, then the parties can renegotiate the selling price, or the Seller has the option of taking the responsibility of repairing the property at the Seller’s expense, before the closing of escrow.
Even if the Seller has performed a Seller’s Inspection and has a report from another home inspector, buyers should conduct their own home inspection to prevent “Seller’s bias” in any way.
How do we ensure our Prepurchase inspections identify money costing defects?
I will perform a Prepurchase inspection of your prospective home and observe over 400 items throughout the house. It usually takes me 2 to 3 hours to complete the inspection depending on the size and the existing condition of the home.