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Finding the Right Home Inspector Before Closing on Goldsmith Real Estate

September 12, 2018

Buying a home is an exciting time for most people, and it’s easy to get so swept up in the process that you might want to overlook some of the more mundane details just to get to the closing. But items such as the home inspection are crucial to the process, so it’s important that you find the right home inspector before you close on Denver or Goldsmith real estate.
A home inspection is important because it offers buyers a layer of protection. For example, if you are purchasing a home that looks good as you walk through, this doesn’t tell you how the HVAC system runs or if the plumbing is in good shape or if the roof is sound. An inspection goes beyond what your inexperienced eye can see and makes sure the systems of the house are in good working order. If you make an offer on a house only to learn that it needs a new roof or has mold in the basement, this can provide you with an opportunity to either back out of the sales contract or negotiate with the seller to either pay for the repair or lower the purchase price of the home.
How can you ensure you find a reputable home inspector? Gather the following information before you make a decision to hire someone.

Get Information on the Inspector’s Prior Experience

The more experience the inspector has, the more likely he or she is to unearth problems in the home that might go unnoticed by others.

Make Sure You Can Attend the Inspection

You should be present at the home inspection, and any home inspector who does not want you there should raise a red flag.

Ask About the Inspection Report

You want to make sure you get a detailed report on all the areas of the home. You should ask to see a copy of a past inspection report. It’s also a good idea to find out if the inspector has discovered major problems with houses he or she has inspected in the past.
Find out more about the home inspection report from the American Society of Home Inspectors’ article Find Your Answers to Home Inspection Cost and Home Inspection Service Questions.

Find Out an Estimated Cost for the Inspection Ahead of Time

If you like what the inspector has to say about other areas of the inspection, then it’s time to find out about fees. Although you shouldn’t base your decision on cost alone, sometimes you get what you pay for. Fees should weigh in on your decision, but they shouldn’t be the ultimate decider.

If you’re thinking about purchasing Goldsmith real estate, Elevation Realty can help with everything from the home search to the inspection to the closing. We can tell you more about the Goldsmith market and help you whether you are looking for a starter home or if you want to find your forever home. Contact us online or give us a call at 303-579-3566 to begin your search.