Inspect What You Expect

Dated: 06/15/2016

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When we go out house shopping, we have happy visions and are looking at the potential of the prospect. Far from our mind is something very important in the home buying process; a home inspection. While we don't often think about the process of hiring someone to come out and inspect a potential home, it's advisable to get a home inspection, even if everything 'looks' fine. 

A home inspector will check almost everything to do with the home, in some cases even the electric. The home inspector will check the home for all general problems that are in need of repair or being replaced, and will offer a written summary of his inspection and recommendations. This information will be shared with your buyer's agent to review with you so you can intelligently look at potential problems, and reach a conclusion of what you might ask the seller to repair, or make concession/ contingencies for in the offer to purchase contract. Some mortgage companies request that you have a home inspector come out and do an inspection, otherwise, you can specify as part of your contract whether you opt to have an inspection, or decline. The home inspection is a key factor in determining the safety, durability and longevity of one of the largest purchases you will ever make. 
Your real estate professional should be able to make a recommendation in selecting the home inspector, however, you ultimately have the choice of what inspector you will use. Ask your Realtor for several inspectors to review, then check their website, state licensing boards, lenders of past clients who have used the inspector. Ultimately, an interview with the inspection professional should assist you in making the best choice. 
If you're selling your home, and are interested offering a 'pre-certified' home, one that has been inspected and documented, this can sometimes be a huge selling advantage over the competition in a saturated market. 
Wes Shields of the Shields Team at Keller Williams Realty has many years of transactions with reputable inspectors in this area, and would be most glad to work with you if you need to choose a quality inspection professional. Call our office today to talk with Wes about choices and options!
(423) 433-6517
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Rayne Price

Holding a BS in Environmental Science, and MA in Education, real estate was not Shields Team Buyer Specialist Rayne Price's first career choice. It was only after encouragement from his wife and a cl....

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