Three Things You Need to Know When Selecting A Home Inspector

When you buy a Hyattsville, MD home, you should know what you are buying. There is nothing worse than coming home to your new house and the hot water heater is not working or the electrical panel wasn’t properly installed; I can see your face turning red and this has not even happened to you. These are prime examples why you should invest in a home inspection. A home inspection is an integral part of buying your home, it’s the time when you bond with your home and learn the ins and outs. So before you hire a home inspector, ask the inspectors a few questions to determine if they’re the right fit for your needs.

What does your inspection Cover?

In life not everything is the same, same goes for home inspections. Not all inspections are the same or cover the same material. Ask the inspector for previously completed home inspections or a detailed list of what they cover so you can see exactly what they will check inside the Hyattsville, MD home. For example, some inspectors are not qualified to conduct a pest/wood destroying insect inspection while others include it within their report. 

Are you licensed or Certified?

In Maryland we live in a state that licenses home inspectors, ask to see their license. At the very least, choose a home inspector who belongs to a professional association;  American Society of Home Inspectors or InterNACHI. This shows a level of professionalism and education that you can trust and that the Home Inspector abides by rules governed by prestige Associations. 

What type of report will be provided?

You should expect a written report detailing what the inspector found. Most inspectors will give you a typed report within 24-48 hrs. of the inspection. Make sure the inspector will be available to explain anything on the report that doesn't make sense to you. This detailed report is for your records so that you can refer back to it for guidance.

As your real estate agent, I will guide you through the home buying process. Let me help you find your new Hyattsville, MD home.

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