Inspection is an important step in buying a home. Being an active participant in each part of the process ensures you get the best results in the end — the home you want at the best price. There is a way to arrange a home inspection that benefits everyone.
Hire Your Own Inspector
Many real estate agents suggest professional inspectors they work with often. However, choosing an experienced inspector yourself offers important benefits:
- The inspector has no loyalty to your real estate agent.
- You can get honest opinions about potential problems.
A third-party inspector can help you feel more confident about the inspection process overall. When you can talk freely and express doubts and ask questions, you will get the honest information you need to make an informed buying decision and possibly renegotiate the purchase price.
When shopping for a home, be proactive. Hiring your own inspector helps you get clear, impartial information about a structure. This ensures a happier outcome for all.