If you’ve ever owned a home and wanted to sell it, or if you have ever been a first-time homebuyer, you’re probably familiar with some of the ins and outs of dealing with the property inspector prior to sale.
The thing is, people often say that real estate is about people, and there’s a lot of truth to that. There are a number of people and their personalities at work in a conventional real estate deal, and a home inspector is one of them.
The problem is that sometimes the process just doesn’t gel, partly because the buyer or seller isn’t thrilled with the home inspector.
Practically speaking, the home inspector tends to work more with the buyer, so let’s look at that angle.
Home Inspection Stories
We talked to one buyer in the local area that had a home inspector who, it seems, didn’t really go over anything.
“He just skated over some of the major things with hard-to-reach areas like the attic and basement,” the buyer said with a wry grin. “And we tried to talk to him about it, and it was like we couldn’t get through.”
Then there are other situations where people feel like the home inspector is too thorough or detailed.
“I don’t really want to talk about the furnace system for a half an hour,” somebody said recently. “Let’s go through and tackle the rest of the checklist to make sure that everything is covered rather than dwelling on a particular thing for too long.”
We also heard about a case where there were some legal interpretations of the real estate contract where the home inspector was found to have misidentified some systems, and that led to a whole kerfuffle of which you could not really imagine!
Our Home Buying Process
With our home buying process, you skip all that and work with us to get a fair market value for your property.
Now, this is important – on the website, we have a disclaimer warning against companies that simply come in and say they don’t need to inspect the property at all. We talk about how they “lock in” rates and then push them up later when they say they found issues closer to settlement.
This kind of bait and switch is a big poison pill for sellers.
You don’t have to worry about that with Azalea Home Buyers: we take care to make sure all the parts of the process go well. Talk to us about a good process for selling your real estate property.