Exeter NH Home Inspection Tips For Home Buyers And Sellers

A home inspection is an evaluation of the structure and all mechanical elements by a licensed professional. It commonly encompasses an examination of every visible aspect of the interior and exterior of a home. A licensed home inspector may have inspected hundreds of structures and is therefore abreast of all the factors of home construction, systems, and how they all should operate. Even a knowledgeable home owner may not have the expertise of an expert inspector. Below is information on Exeter NH home inspection tips for home buyers and sellers.

Exeter NH Home Inspection Tips

Home Buyer Tips

Home purchases are a significant investment that you should not go into blindly. An inspection identifies the condition of a home and needed repairs. You may think that most defects are expected and can be quickly fixed, while others may encourage you not to move forward with buying a specific property. Of course, an inspection can also verify that a home is in better than expected condition. Negative or positive, having this important information will help you with making better real estate purchase decisions. A buyer broker can help you understand and negotiate inspection items in a method that is fair yet at the same time protects your best interests.

Home Seller Tips

Sellers may obtain home inspections to identify needed repairs in their home before putting it on the market. A repaired home listing may attain a higher price than one that is not. If you choose not to repair all of the problems identified in the inspection, keep in mind that you are required to inform any known defects to potential buyers. This is not actually a bad thing since the buyer would ultimately find those defects during their own inspection and would likely request the repairs or ask for monetary contributions. By disclosing the information in advance, buyers can take it into perspective when negotiating an offer, saving you the headache of negotiating with them after the inspection.

Costs and Other Considerations

The cost of an inspection usually relates to the size of the property. Additional fees may apply for detailed evaluation of things such as wells. Prices can also change based on the level of the inspector. Analyze the qualifications of an inspector based on training, experience, and professional certifications. Regardless of the expense, an inspection is important taking into account the large financial commitment that you will be making in the property. For additional advice on Exeter NH home inspection tips and tips for home buyers and home sellers, contact John Wells at Wellsco Realty by calling 978-518-1481 or emailing teamjohn@johnpwells.com.

About Editor-John P. Wells

I am a resident of Newburyport and have worked in education, high tech and urban development. My interests in architecture and construction are invaluable to my clients. For more information please visit the Wellsco website.