Should The Buyer Attend The Inspection?

Buying a house is one of the biggest life decisions a person will make, and when it comes time for an inspector to check the house slide3before someone buys it, the person should attend the inspection.

Since they’ll most likely be living in the new place, it’s a smart idea to look over the house with an inspector and ask questions during the inspection. The buyer and the inspector both want to learn as much as they can about the condition of the home before the buyer assumes ownership and moves in. If the inspector finds something that needs major repair, the buyer can ask the current homeowner to take care of it before they sign on the dotted line.

Consider this: many people make an offer on a house after a quick walk-through. They’re willing to spend thousands of dollars on something they technically know very little about, so the home inspection is the best time to delve deeper and find out exactly what they’re getting for their money.

A home inspection typically takes a couple hours, but is well worth the time. Think of the buyer and the inspector as a team, noticing little details about the house and whether or not the house is ready as is or needs fixing.

It’s also a good idea for the buyer to be part of the home inspection in order to understand the meaning and importance of any conditions the inspector finds. The inspector can explain to the buyer, in person, while looking at the item in question, exactly what’s wrong, how it could impact their life, and what they or the present owner needs to do to remedy the problem. Face-to-face interaction is better than an email or sheet of paper detailing what was found.

Accurate Home Inspection of Calgary strongly encourages buyers to attend the inspection and follow along with the inspector, asking questions. The inspection is an important opportunity to learn about the house and get some good tips on maintaining it— even seasoned home owners who attend the inspection and have been through other inspections often learn new things.

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