How involved should you be in your home inspection? We feel our clients can play an active and important role in the inspection process. That’s why we request that they be present during the inspection. While we recognize you might not be able to attend your home inspection for the entire time, we certainly encourage it. Simply reading your inspection report or getting a summary is not enough in our view! If you’re being told to stay away or to only come at the latter part of the inspection, you should ask why. Besides, home inspections are action packed, full of excitement and bound to be a bundle of fun…just think, you’ll get to see what those weekend warriors were up to as well 🙂
Seriously though it’s your day, so attend your home inspection and follow us around and ask questions…that’s what we’re there for. We want you front & centre at the inspection there for a number of reasons, none more important to inform us and point out any concerns that you might have. It’s also a great opportunity for you to learn about things like the location of utility shut offs and home maintenance tips and what needs to be done around the house & when. We want you to provide us with any information you might have regarding the home that can assist in painting a clearer picture about its condition.
- It’s NOT for us to decide, or tell you, whether or not to buy the home.
- We want to show you what we may have discovered…and we always find something!
- We want you to read our entire written report & talk to us about any questions or concerns you have.
- We may also recommend that you get further explanations and or clarifications from alternate sources on some of the items we identified during the inspection.
By attending the inspection it’s your opportunity to carry out part of your due diligence on the home. You will likely not have spent as much time at the property as you will during an inspection that takes 3 hours or so. The more involved you are in the inspection process, the better off you will be in obtaining more information about what will likely be the single largest purchase in your life! So please…attend your next home inspection!