Purchasing a home in the the current housing market can be a pretty stressful experience. Homes are selling very quickly and sellers are entertaining multiple offers that are well over asking price. With all that competition, potential buyers are trying to find ways to sweeten the deal so the sellers will choose them – some are even offering to forego the inspection! At ProTech Home and Property Inspections, Inc., we beg you not to do this! Skipping a home inspection is one of the biggest real estate mistakes you can make and here is why.
An Inspection to Provide an “Out”
The very reason buyers are offering to forego the inspection is the reason why you absolutely should not. A quality home inspection can reveal critical information about the home that may not have been obvious during the showings. The home inspection will also give you, the buyer, an idea of what it will cost to do any repairs or maintenance before you move in or further down the road. If you aren’t comfortable with the findings of the home inspection, you can usually back out of the sale.
An Inspection for Your Safety
In addition to any repairs or maintenance your potential home may need, a home inspection can also detect serious safety issues, like the presence of radon, carbon monoxide, or mold. So while we understand that you don’t want to miss out on this home purchase, finding a serious safety issue like these after the sale is final could be very dangerous and expensive.
An Inspection for Insurance
Finally, check with your insurance provider to find out if they will even insure a home that hasn’t been professionally inspected. Some insurance companies will not insure a home if certain conditions are discovered, so they refuse to insure if the home hasn’t been inspected. It would be pretty devastating to purchase a home and then find that it is uninsurable.
Once you’ve found your dream home, you’ll do anything to secure its purchase. However, Phil and the entire team at ProTech Home and Property Inspections, Inc. encourages you to remember that your dream home won’t feel so dreamy if serious issues are found after the sale. Contact us today at (770) 277-5655 to schedule your home inspection in Atlanta, GA.