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choosing a home inspectorChoosing a home inspector last minute is never a good idea.  Because there is so much at stake for you, it’s essential that you do things right when you’re buying a house.  Choosing a home inspector is one of the most important things you do so let’s do it right.

Understand the Process

Home inspections are done as soon as the Attorney Review process is concluded.  That’s because you don’t have a firm, binding contract on the house until then.  This really makes a lot of sense.  Why would you inspect a home before you have a solid contract to buy it?

10 Days to Get It Done

You typically have 10 days to get your inspections done.  Although this is enough time, many home buyers go into a meltdown.  Why?  Because they haven’t even begun to look for an inspector.

So here we go.  You scramble to find an inspector last minute.  High stress becomes part of your life because you only have 10 days to get it all done.  Choosing a home inspector last minute is no fun.  It’s also unnerving.  Since you’re doing this in a rush you can’t be sure you made the best choice.

Imagine how different this could be if you just got prepared early on.

Choosing A Home Inspector

Find your home inspector before you find your house.  As soon as you start seriously shopping for your home, get your ducks in order so you’re fully prepared.  Choosing a home inspector should be among your top priorities.  Ask friends who have recently purchased homes and ask your agent.  Do research through the web.

Once you’ve found several possibilities, call them.  Communication is important.  No matter how good an inspector may be, if you don’t communicate well then it won’t work.  Home inspectors explain the house, what they discover and how to maintain the house.  As a result, you must be able to communicate well with your inspector.

You might want to check out my blog article on the value of a home inspector.   Choosing a home inspector last minute is a risk you don’t want to take.  Call me at 201-741-8490 if you need help or have questions.

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