The Importance of Home Inspections

Here’s why everyone involved in a real estate transaction should prioritize home inspections.

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You should have an inspection done on a house you’re buying, a house you’re selling, and even a brand-new home. The importance of this simple procedure cannot be overstated.

An inspector thoroughly looks at the entire property, assessing the electrical, plumbing, and overall structure of a home. It’s important to have that generalist lay their eyes on things.

When there are concerns about a house, especially when it comes to foundation, plumbing, HVAC, and roof, the objective is to then bring in another expert to conduct a further investigation.


A home inspection allows the seller or buyer to know everything about a property beyond its aesthetic.


For example, though your inspector, the generalist, knows enough about HVAC systems to check differentials and determine whether it’s heating or cooling properly. They don’t know how to do all the servicing involved.

Wells, water, and septic (either conventional or anaerobic) are all big-ticket items that should be inspected.

Again, a home inspection allows the seller or buyer to know everything about a property beyond the mere aesthetics. It’s a no-brainer for buyers, but sellers should also realize that there’s huge value in knowing what their home’s biggest issues are before heading to market; get a pre-inspection done.

If you have questions regarding the specifics of inspections or you have other real-estate related needs, feel free to reach out to me at any time via phone or email. I’m always here to help.

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