When selling or buying a home, you will want to have the home inspected. A home inspection can reveal the inner details of the home which can help aid in the purchase of the home. A home inspection can help a buyer and seller in different ways. After seeking a home inspection you may wonder what is next? What do you do with the inspection report and how does it help you? JMark Inspections would like to share what you should do after a home inspection.
How Do You Respond to a Home Inspection Report
Once a home inspection has been completed, the inspector will get to work and write up a report about their findings, both good and bad. Often a home inspector will include photos in their report and will get you the report in a day or so. A good inspector will thoroughly inspect a home from the roof to the foundation. They will include anything that is of concern or what may not be up to code or requiring repair. They will also note the good parts of the home and those that can improve the value of the home. S seller may be concerned about the problems of their home, especially those that can reduce the home’s value. A home inspector is required by law to disclose any problems they discover during the home inspection. However as the seller, do not look at a home inspector as bad news. A home that has been kept in great condition will shine in a home inspector’s report.
Steps for Seller when Selling a House
As a seller who has had their home inspected, they can do with the report as they wish. The inspector’s report will reflect any problems with the home. Some problems may reduce the value of the home. The owner can choose to sell the home as is and with the reduced value price. This way buyers know the problems and know the value has already been reduced and that the sale price is the sale price. Keep it straight forward with potential buyers. This makes a sale easier for both sides. However, a seller can also take the inspection report and address the problems discovered during the inspection. If you want full value of the home and possibly increase the value of the home, you can use the report to your benefit. A home inspector will often return to a home and inspect the home again when the problems have been properly addressed. Now you will have a flawless home inspection report and get your fair market value of the home.
What are the Benefits of a Property Inspection for Buyer?
As a buyer you will always want to get the home you wish to buy inspected first. With the home inspection report in hand, you can decide to commit to the purchase of the home. If a problem was discovered, you can either walk away from the home or commit to repair the problem yourself. If you decide to take on the repairs you have the means to negotiate the price of the home. Or you can even request the homeowner to repair the home before purchasing the home. The details behind the sale of the home can vary, but without a home inspection report you have no knowledge of the home you wish to buy and if it has any major problems.