Home Inspections… Are They Worth It?
The value of home inspections for the uninformed and the naysayer
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need to understand your home inspection cost before you start this process.
You might be wondering which optional expenses are really worth it in the long run. Which leads to this question: is it worth spending money for a home inspector?
The short answer is yes!
We’ll dig into the long answer here in a moment. But in the home selling process, the worry of whether or not a home is in good enough condition to sell comes to mind. Having to go room-to-room and look through every nook and cranny of it may be a time-consuming process. Not to mention, some issues may not be so visible to the untrained eye.
Here are a few reasons why home inspectors should be worth the time and the cost.
You think a crack on the basement floor is no big deal, right? A home inspector sees it a different way.
He can see it as a potential entry point for radon to enter the home. And radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is proven to be fatal if one is exposed to enough of it.
A home inspector will spot things that can create even bigger problems, especially for the new homeowner.
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We all know that time is the most important asset that any of us can have.
As inspectors, we want the new homeowner to enjoy living in their new home without having to run around and fix everything because they didn’t bother to hire a home inspector.
Whether you’re buying or selling your home, hire a certified home inspector to find out what needs to be repaired.
Plus, that pre-listing inspection saves time in the home selling process because the sellers can find out what issues may come up during the sale ahead of time. You can choose to repair them yourself *and potentially make more money) or disclose them.
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Think about it for a moment:
If you don’t invest in a home inspector to look through and identify problems throughout your home, you’re leaving a lot of money on the table. Even if it’s only small repairs and replacements, those defects can let you negotiate a lower selling price.
A faulty plumbing system or some minor damage to the home can be detrimental to a home’s overall value. If you’re selling your home, a pre-listing inspection can help you determine a reasonable asking price.
Who knows… you might even be able to sell your home for a little bit more than what you thought!
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The average cost of a home inspection in Florida is $302, with a typical range of $254-$374. This is for average-sized homes.
For a very small home, you could pay as little as $124, while a very large home may cost as much as $1,000+ for an inspection.
Your home inspection with us will come with a comprehensive check of the major systems of the home. This includes the HVAC, built-in appliances, roof, foundation, exterior and interior, structure, walkways, plumbing, and electrical systems.
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A thorough home inspection is the best option in more ways than one. Your home inspection cost is worth it in exchange for knowing the value for your home, saving time and headaches for the new homeowners. Plus, it saves lives by doing away with potential dangers.
Finding a home inspector doesn’t have to be a hassle when you’re selling a home. But it’s better to find one so you can make sure the house is in good shape before you buy or sell!
Call or email us if you have any questions or use the online scheduler to set up a home inspection.
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