> INSPECTION INFORMATION / PRODEDURE
A home purchase is usually the largest single investment and individual makes in their lifetime. One of the best ways to protect that investment is to have your home inspected by a qualified ASHI home inspector.
A buyer can minimize unpleasant surprises by learning as much as possible about the true condition of the major elements of the home before completing the purchase transaction. A thorough home inspection may reveal defects or the need for major repairs that may not be readily apparent to an inexperienced individual. Before signing a purchase agreement, make sure there's an inspection clause that makes completion of the transaction contingent upon the results of a professional inspection.
A seller can limit liability and benefit from a home inspection by identifying problems and repairing them prior to putting the home on the market. A pre-inspected home may have increased market appeal to a prospective buyer, resulting in a quicker, smoother and perhaps more profitable transaction process for the seller.
Phillip V. Wells of Peak Home Inspections
Call to schedule your home inspection as soon as possible after signing the purchase agreement. Don't wait until the last minute. Normally we can accommodate a client's request within 48 hours. During the busiest times we may require more lead time. Try to consider some alternative time slots in case your first choice is not available. (Evenings and weekends usually fill up quickly.) Notify all parties involved (agent,seller,etc.) to arrange access to the home.
Plan to attend the inspection! Take advantage of this time to familiarize yourself with your new home and it's systems and components. Ask as many questions as you like. Our goal is to provide you with as much information as possible. Educating first time buyers is one of our strong suits. Allow about three hours for the inspection process.
If you cannot attend please send a friend or family member to act on your behalf. If that's not an option we can forward the report to you and review it over the phone.
Read your report thoroughly. It contains a great deal of valuable information that may impact how you proceed with the transaction. If any clarifications are needed, call us! Make sure your questions are answered before closing.