If you’re like many buyers, you know that having a home inspector come to the house you’re purchasing is probably a good idea — but is it really necessary?
What can a home inspector do that you can’t?
Do You Really Need a Home Inspector?
A home inspector’s job is to gauge the overall condition of a home. He or she isn’t biased; in fact, a home inspector’s job is to provide you with an unbiased review of what’s right, what’s wrong, and what could use improvement so you can make an informed decision.
In addition to watching for obvious problems, such as loose shingles, dangerous stairs and leaky windows, a home inspector will identify:
- Potentially faulty wiring
- Dangerous appliances
- Fire hazards
- Plumbing problems
- Issues with a home’s foundation
While you may be able to evaluate many of these things yourself, it’s a good idea to bring in a professional who knows exactly what to look for. Most inspectors learn even more while they’re on the job, which means if there’s a fairly common problem with houses built by a particular builder or the wiring used in 1992 was usually bad, he or she will be able to bring those problems to your attention.
Hiring a qualified, skilled home inspector may be one of the best investments you make when you’re purchasing a home. Even if the inspector uncovers problems that don’t need to be fixed immediately, at least you’ll have a heads-up if you choose to buy; you’ll know what needs to be fixed or improved once you’ve settled in.
Are You Buying a Home on Marco Island?
If you’re searching for your dream home on Marco Island, we can help.
Call us at 239.821.7926 or contact us online to let us know what kind of home you want to find. We’ll begin searching immediately. Whether you’re looking in beautiful Hideaway Beach or you’d love to live in a quaint home in Old Marco, we’ll find you the perfect place to live.