Luis Gabriel Gil, Realtor ®
RE/MAX Revealty


Home inspection and its benefits

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Home inspection refers to the process of inspecting a property that is in the market for sale. It is done by a home inspector who certifies whether a building is fit to live or not. They will try to detect issues or problems with the architecture of the property and grades the building accordingly. A buyer can rely on this result to get a proper evaluation of the current condition of the property that they are about to buy.

What are some of the benefits of carrying out a home inspection before buying a house? What is the point in spending more money in home inspection? It is because a home inspection helps the buyer to be hundred percent sure about the property before buying it.  So, what are some of the advantages of home inspection? Let’s find out.

Detect the defects

A home inspection helps you to find whether there are any construction mistakes or defects for the property that the seller is hiding from you. A home inspector checks the property and grades it depending upon its security and condition. They look for any visible defects and certify whether the building is suitable for living or not. Electrical wiring, strength of the building and any further security issues are cross-checked to ensure the safety of the building.

Surety about buying the property

Home inspection provides you with a clear idea about buying that particular property. A good feedback from the home inspector means you are making a right choice by buying the house. You will have a sense of relief and surety that you are not wasting your money on something bad. Through home inspection you will also be able to decide on any further renovations or changes that you should do after buying it.

Less buying price/negotiation

Home inspection opens a room for you to negotiate with the seller depending upon the result of the inspection. Since home inspection helps you to find the current condition of the building, you can ask the seller to reduce the price of the property if the result shows any negative indication. The resale value of the property automatically drops if there are any irregularities in the home inspection report.


Pricing your property is an important element which should be given more importance than any other things. Setting an unrealistic price for the property without considering the market trends and value will affect your selling process negatively. You should set a standard price depending on the current trends. Your real estate agent will help you to price your property accordingly.

Renovation cost

You can either ask the seller to fix all the issues pointed out by the home inspector or ask them to transfer the renovation cost so that you can do it yourself. The seller has the moral duty to fix any problems that can cause danger to the life of the buyer.

Security issues

The buyer does not need to worry about any security concerns as a proper inspection is done in the premises. Any life-threatening problems can be found through this inspection. The home inspector will point out any existing issues inside the house and all you need to do is to fix those mistakes.

Can back off if not satisfied by the inspection results

The potential buyer has the full authority to withdraw from any agreement if they are not satisfied with the results of the inspection. After the inspection, the buyer can decide whether to buy it or not. If the inspection results are too bad, the buyer can voluntarily decide not to buy the property. This is actually a benefit for the buyer as they can take the final decision after checking every aspect of the building.

That is why it is important to carry out an inspection before deciding to buy a house or any other property. It saves your time and money. Get a professional home inspector and check for any defects or mistakes before taking a decision.

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Luis G. Gil | Realtor®

Karat Real Estate Inc.
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