Common Home Inspection Mistakes

Home InspectionsBuying a home is a huge investment, which is why it’s so important to have it inspected before you purchase it. Therefore, if you’re in the market for a new home, avoid these common home inspection mistakes to make sure you get the best home possible.

Researching the Inspector

Don’t just ask for a recommendation on who you should hire for your inspection, do your homework and find the best one. Meet with them prior to the inspection and ask them questions to make sure they are continually educating themselves on home inspections. Make it a point to see if they can not only show you the positives and negatives of the home, but are able to explain them as well.

Not Attending the Inspection

It doesn’t matter if you don’t have to show up to the inspection but it’s still a good idea to attend it. When you do, talk to the inspector, ask them questions and if you don’t understand something, ask them to explain it to you. This way you learn more about your potential new home.

Read the Report

Don’t just scan the inspection report, read it as it can tell you quite a bit about the home. Before you do so, take a look at other inspection reports to get yourself acclimated with the look of one and how to properly read it.

Not Getting a Presale Inspection

If you are selling your home, don’t leave the inspection up to the buyers. You should go and do the inspection yourself as it will point out any repairs that need to be made. Then, you can go through and make the repairs and control what the selling price will be.

If you’re looking to buy a home or sell your current one, let the professional inspectors at Premium Home Inspections handle the job. We offer inspections throughout southeast Michigan and will make sure your new or current home is up to standards. For more information or to book an inspection, call us today at 586-441-9941!