1. Not realizing that paying for a qualified home
inspector could save you thousands in the long run. A good inspection can detect
problems that are not readily visible to the untrained eye.
2. Being blind
to the fact that scams happen all the time and that this is one area that is ripe
for a con.
3. Hiring a home inspector that also offers home repair. This
is a conflict of interest and should always be avoided.
4. Not checking
the credentials of the home inspector. Ask tough questions and check with the
local Better Business Bureau.
5. Not interviewing the home inspector before
hiring them. How can you know if they are qualified if you don't talk to them?
6. Going on the sole recommendation of your real estate agent. This may not be
the best way to find your home inspector. A real estate agent can work for both
the seller and buyer. That means a split loyalty (leaning toward the seller).
It's best if you find your home inspector on your own.
7. Not asking questions
about the home inspection and knowing exactly what it entails.
vague answers or ones that you don't understand.
That's It! That's the Way to Hire a Qualified Home Inspector
Congratulations, you've just
AVOIDED a cracked foundation or leaky basement, or deteriorating plumbing, or
other problems that could come back to haunt you.
Let's do the Quiz!
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