Top 5 Home Inspection Mistakes Every Buyer Should Avoid


The home inspection is one of the most important steps involved in purchasing any Lake Zoar real estate. Before buying any property, make sure to get a home inspection first so you can be sure that the home is safe to live in and you will get value for your money.

Here's what to avoid during home inspection for your Lake Zoar real estate.

Any property that has not undergone inspection may be hiding problems and structural defects that could easily turn it into a money pit. Read on for some common home inspection mistakes you should avoid:

  1. Choosing the inspector for wrong reasons,

Some buyers fail to select the right home inspector and just choose based on who charges the lowest. When selecting a home inspector, you have to keep in mind that you are choosing a professional who will be doing a full physical check-up of one of your biggest investments. Just as you wouldn’t entrust your child to any doctor who charges the lowest professional fee, you should also hire someone who is competent, thorough, and trustworthy in checking one of your most valuable investments – your future home. Don’t just rely on a single recommendation. Don’t forget to ask about licensing, professional affiliations, and credentials.

  1. Not getting everything inspected.

Make sure to get everything inside and outside the home inspected, Don’t make the mistake of skipping a home inspection just because the property is newly constructed or looks well maintained. Builders and contractors may sometimes make mistakes or overlook things. For your assurance and peace of mind, make sure everything has been inspected before you purchase any Lake Zoar home for sale.

  1. Not being present during the inspection

Before you purchase any Lake Zoar waterfront homes, make sure that you and your inspector have both examined the house. However, you do not have to follow the inspector around during the whole inspection. Give him room to do his job well. It will be better if you will meet your inspector at the property once he is done with the inspection. Doing so will give you the opportunity to see the issues he has discovered firsthand.

  1. Not using the home inspection as a negotiating tool

As a buyer, you need to understand that the home inspection report presents an opportunity to ask for repairs or request a price reduction from the seller. It is not just a mere step involved in the home buying process. Make the most out of the result of the home inspection and use it to your advantage. Work with your trusted real estate agent to understand what requests can and should be made to negotiate a better deal.

  1. Not acting on the inspector’s recommendations

Sometimes, some problems and issues found in a home inspection report are not taken seriously. These issues get swept under the rug during negotiations. Buyers proceed with the closing while neglecting to follow up on items discovered in the inspection. As a buyer, you must remember that all issues, whether they are big or small, should be taken into consideration before investing in the property. After all, it is better to be safe than sorry.

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If you want to work with a real estate professional who can assist you in buying or selling Candlewood Lake, Lake Lillinonah homes, Lake Waramaug and Lake Zoar real estate, call me, Deborah Laemmerhirt, at 203-994-4297. I have the knowledge, expertise, and tools to help you close that deal.