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What to Ask A Home Inspector in University Park in Denver

August 9, 2017

Before officially closing on a home in University Park in Denver, it’s imperative that you pay for a home inspection. An inspection will reveal any hidden issues with the home that could affect the sale, including the presence of mold, water damage, or structural damage.

It’s important that the inspection is thorough so you don’t have to worry about these issues arising once you’ve moved in.

For this reason, it’s best to take your time finding an inspector that you trust to look at your home. Here are some questions that you should ask an inspector before hiring him:

Can I come to the inspection?

Inspectors shouldn’t hesitate to say yes to this question unless they have something to hide. There’s no reason why you can’t be at the inspection, and being there will actually be beneficial to you because you will have the opportunity to ask questions about what he finds.

How much experience do you have?

The more experience an inspector has, the more likely it is that he will catch hidden problems within the home. Ask him how long he has been inspecting homes in the area so you get a better idea of how much experience he has before hiring him.

Have you ever discovered a major issue during an inspection?

Ask the inspector to tell you about a time that he uncovered a huge issue with a home during a routine inspection. What was the issue and was it difficult to detect? How did the inspector spot it? Hearing the answers to these questions will help you understand how committed he is to his work. If he’s never uncovered an issue like this, it means he is either inexperienced or not very good at doing his job.  See 10 questions to ask when hiring a home inspector.

What type of report do you provide?

Once the inspection is complete, the inspector must send you a formal report with information on what he found. The report that he provides you should be easy to understand and thorough so you don’t have any questions as to what was discovered during the inspection. Before you hire an inspector, ask to see a copy of the report he provides to clients. If the sample report is hard to understand, you may want to choose another inspector that will be easier to work with.

What do you charge?

If you are satisfied with the inspector’s answers to the questions above, the final question should be about his fees. You should never choose an inspector based on price alone. Remember, a lower price often indicates a lower quality of work. However, you don’t have to choose the most expensive inspector either. Make sure price is one of the factors that you consider when choosing an inspector, but don’t make it the only factor.

Are you ready to buy a home in University Park? If so, get in touch with the professionals. Contact Elevation Realty to be connected to a team of experienced real estate experts ready to help you on your home buying or selling journey.