Home Inspection Report
Inspection Report Questions & Answers
You and your realtor will both receive the Inspection Report by noon the day after the inspection.
The Report will be a PDF that will be emailed you to. Here’s a sample Report.
It will be between 25-50 pages, depending on the condition of the home.
I will email the Report to you and your realtor only. The Report is a legal document, and since I work for you, just you and your representative will get one.
If you wish to share it with anyone else, you can certainly do that, but I cannot send it to anyone else. (Talk to your realtor before doing so, especially if they’re on the seller’s side of the deal.)
The Report will be color-coded. Anything Red is a serious concern (your safety or a significant value of the home could be at risk). Anything Orange is a moderate concern. Blue items are minor concerns.
Understand that, first, there is no such thing as a perfect home. Some homes look perfect on the outside, but they all have some issues.
Second, know that all problems are fixable.
Talk to your realtor. They have been trained to guide you through all parts of the home-buying process, including this one.
As a home inspector, my job strictly is to look over your new home and to communicate to you it’s overall condition. It’s not my place to tell you what to do about any issue, so I won’t do that.
Talk to your realtor. They’re the experts who will guide you through this process.
And remember- everything is fixable.
Do 2 things:
- Read the Report straight through. As you do, write down notes and questions you have. Don’t start Googling things or making phone calls quite yet. Just get yourself informed about your new home.
- Talk to your realtor about what you should do next. (Hint- Red items in the Report should be prioritized.)
Yes! Our partnership does not end when the Report is sent. It’s my job to help you understand the overall condition of your new home. If you have a follow-up question or need clarification, please do ask.
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