4 Common Home Inspection Mistakes to Avoid

A home inspection can be a sobering moment of truth for all interested parties, specifically the seller and the buyer. As a seller, you don’t want anything to prevent a smooth real estate transaction as you prepare to move on to your next chapter in life. As a buyer, you don’t want to learn that the home you have your heart set on is filled with cleverly disguised issues. Let Evolve Property Inspections help make this process go smoother for you as we go over four common home inspection mistakes to avoid.

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1. Choosing a Cheaper, Less Experienced Inspector

You indeed get what you pay for, including the home inspector you choose. While it can be tempting to go with the lowest-cost option you can find, that may cost you more. The certified master inspectors at Evolve Property Inspections have inspected numerous homes over 10 years. Don’t choose an inexperienced inspector who could miss flaws and provide an inaccurate evaluation.

2. Not Being Present for the Home Inspection

At Evolve Property Inspections, we encourage buyers to attend the inspection to learn as much as possible about their new home. This will give you the perfect opportunity to ask the inspector any questions you may have and gain a better understanding of the home’s condition. The inspector will gladly explain any current or potential issues with the home as you learn what repairs and maintenance needs you can anticipate in the future.

3. Ignoring Potential Safety Concerns in the Home

While there is no such thing as a house failing an inspection, you will get a detailed report of the home’s condition at the conclusion of the inspection. You can expect to see any existing safety issues documented in your report. However, don’t let your urgency to settle into a new home cloud your judgment. Safety concerns, such as structural or electrical problems, must be addressed with the seller before you close on the home. 

4. Placing Too Much Significance on Minor Issues

It can be overwhelming to see a long list of flaws found by your home inspector, but be sure to pay close attention to the nature of the flaws. Not everything is a safety concern or even something that needs to be immediately addressed. Homes are not perfect, and normal wear and tear doesn’t need to scare you off. Instead, focus on any identified safety concerns that will require prompt repairs. 

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Choose Evolve Property Inspections for the peace of mind that comes with our level of experience and expertise. Also, we offer our clients the most comprehensive home inspection warranties on the market. Contact us today at (305) 506-8969 to request a quote or to schedule your inspection. We serve homeowners in Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas of Kendall, Pinecrest, Coral Gables, and Broward County.