The Value Of A Home Inspection

Posted on: March 26, 2018 by in Blog
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By: David Selman, Certified Master Home Inspector, TREC#10299

Homebuyers and sellers both benefit from hiring a certified, licensed, insured Professional Home Inspector. It is important to be aware of the condition of a home, new or old, before settling on a sale price. Foundation repairs, plumbing, electrical systems, roof coverings, and appliances are often more critical and valuable than cosmetic upgrades. At Selman Home Inspections, our mission is to educate people about the conditions and maintenance needs of houses.

Value For Homebuyers

We understand that buying a home is exciting for you and your family. Emotions often affect the buyer and make it difficult for them to imagine any problems with a new home. After all, the home “looks” great. A buyer needs a home inspection to identify as many existing and potential defects as possible before closing. Professional Home Inspections should reveal any important safety concerns important for you and your family.

Prospective homebuyers should always hire a professional home inspector to inspect a home before finalizing a purchase. An extensive review helps recent homebuyers avoid discovering unforeseen damage after closing. Good home inspectors are there to identify defects and compare a home to the most current construction standards. Report findings have the ability to facilitate or prevent moving forward in the home purchase process when needed. All home sales should be prefaced with a buyer’s home inspection to avoid buying a money pit and to make sure that homebuyers are aware of the condition of a house before they buy.

As a homebuyer, be wary of sellers and homebuilders who strongly discourage a third party inspection. They could potentially be hiding widespread or hazardous damage to make a quick and profitable transaction.

Value For Home Sellers& Listing Agents

Buyers are not the only ones who benefit from inspections. “Pre-listing” or “seller’s home inspection” are now called a Certified Move In Ready Home Inspections. If a property is in good condition, a Certified Move In Ready Home Inspection might solidify a price point. For instance, a recently repaired plumbing system, electrical rewiring or new appliances are a positive sign for house hunters. The documented report helps prove the investment costs reflected in the list price. Certified Move In Ready Home Inspections allow the current homeowners the chance to make any repairs before listing a home. Being aware of any issues and either fixing or disclosing them helps sellers and Realtors evade potential lawsuits. In addition, this inspection prevents the home seller from being blind-sided by the buyer’s home inspection report findings.


David Selman, Certified Master Home Inspector
Selman Home Inspections, Inc.
(469) 458-7555

TREC#10299, TDA#660210, FHA#F37, Septic Systems #6454, TREC Trainer #51

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One Response

  1. Allen Musk says:

    Home inspections are used to provide an opportunity for a buyer to identify any major issues with a home prior to closing. Your first clue that a home inspection is important is that it can be used as a contingency in your contract with the seller. This contingency provides that if significant defects are revealed by a home inspection, you can back out of your purchase offer, free of penalty, within a certain timeframe. The potential problems a home can have must be pretty serious if they could allow you to walk away from such a significant contract.

    In some situations, realtors are also known to include home inspection clauses in contracts, such as those for a newly built residence.

    In new home construction, inspections generally cover:

    Foundations: Checking before the concrete is poured (once poured, there’s very little that can be corrected).

    Pre-drywall: Checking the structure and mechanics before the drywall is laid.

    Full inspection: A full walk-through is performed of the completed home.