Real Estate Tips: Get a Home Inspection Before You Buy

Are you interested in moving into a new home? Maybe you already have one in mind? Home inspections are one of the best things a buyer can do to ensure that your future property is the right investment for you.

Home inspectors have a long list of items that they evaluate before their job is done. They will look at virtually everything in and around the potential home – everything that a buyer might miss. Home inspectors are experts in their field and that expertise helps them find possible issues that can easily be overlooked.

Knowing about potential issues before moving in, or buying, can help buyers manage their budget and weigh their options. If a buyer is still interested in the home they can add the fixes to the budget, or it can be something that is negotiated between the agents to lower the listing price with the new inspection information.

It would also be a good idea to bring up any concerns that you may have already to your inspector before they evaluate the property so they can pay special attention to that part of the property. Another good idea would be to accompany the evaluation so you can learn firsthand what the potential issues are. This experience may also help you to learn more about the evaluation process and what to look out for on your own.

Hiring an inspector is an integral part of the home-buying process. It can help save you future frustration and headaches.

This post is the first in a series of posts that will be centered around real estate tips and tricks. We want our readers to get the most out of our posts and to be a resource for real estate information. Contact us today if you have any questions!

About Gerardo Zavala:

Gerardo Zavala is a full-time REALTOR® at Realty of Chicago, a full-service real estate agency founded by Eduardo “Eddie” Garcia in 2005. Both Gerardo and the agency specialize in marketing residential, commercial, and investment properties through its vibrant social media and video channels. The company’s motto “#LoveWhatYouDo” is an empowerment to everyone that is living their dream just as ROC agents do.

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