When you are in the process of buying or selling a house, it is common for it to be an emotional purchase. After all, a home is something that you have every right to buy with your heart as well as your head! However, in some cases, many people want a house so badly that they might try to sweeten the deal to the seller by saying they will forego a home inspection. Not only can this be an issue regarding repairs, but you open yourself up to potential hazards and dangers. Here at Checkmark Home Inspections LLC (CHI), when people ask us if they really need a home inspection, the simplest answer is also the most direct answer: Yes.
While skipping a home inspection might seem like a smart negotiation tactic, it can open up a lot of potential hazards for you later down the road. Even homes that are new, newly remodeled or don’t have a lot of issues listed under the seller’s disclosure can have issues. Sometimes your sellers will not disclose all the issues of the house, other times there might be problems that they genuinely didn’t know existed. A home inspection not only uncovers potential problems in your home, but it can also be a negotiating tactic for you to either have the issues fixed or to request a price reduction on the home.
A home inspection is an invaluable process and should always be part of a buyer’s due diligence when purchasing a house. If you have questions about home inspections, please contact us today to learn more. We can be reached at 704-621-7176 or at www.checkmarknc.com.