Buyer’s inspections are the most common type of inspection in the United States. The persons purchasing the property hire an inspector to help identify major defects and other problems so they can make an informed decision about the building’s condition and the expense of related repairs.
The inspection will give you an accurate picture of the home’s condition. The inspector will examine the exterior and interior of the home, checking the condition of electrical, plumbing, ventilation, structural, and finish elements throughout, as well as the condition of appliances that will be transferred to the buyer at the time of purchase. An inspection generally takes a few hours, and at the end of the process, the inspector will provide the buyer with a report of all the issues discovered during the inspection.
Also, most purchase and sale agreements include an inspection contingency. This gives the buyer the right to use the results of the inspection to negotiate with the seller to cover the cost of repairs, or to back out of the deal altogether.
Home inspections have the power to send all parties back to the negotiation table. As such, some sellers are taking the precautionary step of having an inspection done before listing the home for sale.
Some real estate professionals say that having a home inspection prior to listing can offer several benefits to the seller.
Sellers who have a home inspection upfront also can identify any major problems that could potentially derail a sale later on at the closing table. Any major repairs can be addressed beforehand. Doing repairs ahead of time might also be more cost-effective than having to pay a buyer’s own licensed contractor do the work.
Having items repaired or replaced ahead of time before a buyer has an inspection will become a non-issue, having this done beforehand can also help sellers adjust their asking price if they aren’t willing to do certain repairs.
Having these inspections can be beneficial for a successful home sale, and also beneficial for a seller’s future budgeting plans.
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B-Sure Home Inspections inspects the following types of properties in San Diego:
- Single-family homes
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