Residential Buyer Inspection
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments that you will make. That is why we are here to help aid your decision by making sure all the systems of your new Dallas home is in good condition. Our main goal is make you more confident in the purchase of your new Dallas home! Below is some information on what is involved in what we will be looking at on your new property.
What Is A Buyer’s Home Inspection?
Whenever you are buying a Dallas home, you need to have the property thoroughly inspected before you close the deal.
If you neglect this important task, you could end up discovering that the home has many problems that you were unaware of. These problems could be quite expensive to repair.
By hiring someone to inspect the home, you can make sure that you identify any existing problems before you take ownership of the property.
By doing so, you and the seller can negotiate over who will pay for these repairs and when they will be performed.
Your Dallas Home Inspection will examine the entire property according to the Texas Real Estate Commission’s Standards of Practice, both inside and out, looking for any signs of deficiencies or safety hazards.
For example, he will look at the roof to make sure that there are no missing shingles or weak points. We will check the visual electrical and plumbing systems to ensure everything is working properly. We will run the HVAC system and do a foundation evaluation as well.
After your Dallas Home Inspection has completed, he/she will write up their findings in an inspection report, review that report with you, and email an electronic copy of the home inspection report to you.
If he has found any significant issues, he/she will describe them in detail. In some cases, he/she may recommend that an expert be hired to make a closer examination of some aspect of the property.
It is important to hire an independent inspector for this process. The inspector needs to be as unbiased as possible to avoid any conflicts of interest.
If the seller recommends a particular inspector, you should instead consider hiring someone else, since you want to make sure that the inspector is looking out for the interests of all parties involved in the deal.
One of the major benefits of having a thorough home inspection performed is that you can make sure that your new home is in good shape when you move in.
While every home has issues, keeping these to a minimum is important. Not only will this save you a lot of time and money, but it will make moving into your new home a more enjoyable experience.
It is best to make sure that you are on the premises when the home inspection is being performed. This way, the inspector can explain any issues that he/she may discover to you in person.
Also, if you have questions or concerns, you can ask them directly to the inspector, rather than having to write them down and ask them later.
However, this does not mean that you should crowd the inspector or follow him/her around the whole time. He/She needs to have enough room to focus on the job.
A proper home inspection requires great attention to detail, so you should avoid distracting the inspector and potentially causing him/her to overlook a serious issue.
As a home buyer, it is important that you have a home properly inspected before you agree to purchase it. This Dallas home inspection process can save you quite a lot of time and money, so do not neglect this important task.
Items We Inspect
Structural and Mechanical Inspections includes:
- Interior and Exterior Walls
- Roof Cover & Roof Structure
- Attic Ventilation & Insulation
- Electrical Panels & Branch Circuits
- Plumbing Systems & Supply locations
- Heating Systems
- Cooling Systems
- Air Ducts
- Floors and Ceilings
- Garage Door Openers
- Porch Areas
- Retaining Walls (if supporting foundation)
- Pools (additional fee)
- Guest Quarters (additional fee)
Note: Fences are not inspected
Home inspections generally take about 1 hour per 1,000 square feet.
If for any reason we have to come back to inspect a system that was not accessible or functioning at the time of the inspection, there will be a $150.00 re-inspection fee.