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Ho m e In s p ect o r s Ho w do y o u pick a Ho m e Ins pe cto r? It , t yp ically, is n ot s om et h in g you ar e d oin g r egu lar ly. So, you will n ot h ave you r favor it e h om e in s p ect or lik e you m ay h ave you r favor it e elect r ician or h a n d y m a n . Th u s , wh a t s h ou ld you look for in a h om e in s p ect or ? An d h ow s h ou ld you fin d on e? 1 . As k you r Realt or for a r efer en ce or s ever al, look on t h e web , look in t h e p h on e b oo k 2 . Call an d as k t h em a few q u es t ion s : * Will t h ey give es t im at es on cr it ical it em s ? * Will t h ey go u p on t h e r o of? * Will t h ey t ake p ict u r es ? * How lon g will it t ake t o get t h e r ep or t b ack? I wou ld exp ect t h at t h ey will give you es t im at es on cr it ical it em s . If you d on 't h ave es t im at es , t h en you m u s t m eet an d ar r a n ge wit h each con t r act or t o m eet you at t h e p r op er t y t o give es t im at es . An d t h es e m eet in gs m u s t h a p p en b efor e you r con t in gen cy p er iod la p s es if you in t en d on r en egot iat in g t h e p r ice b as ed on t h os e in s p ect ion s , or r es cin d in g t h e con t r act . I wou ld als o exp ect t h at t h e h om e in s p ect or goes u p on t h e r oof an d t a kes p ict u r es s o t h at you t h e h o m e b u yer can s ee t h e con d it ion of t h e r oof wit h ou t clim b in g t h e lad d er you r s elf! Again , alt h ou gh , in gen er al, it is eas ier t o get t h e r oofer on t h e r oof t h an o t h er con t r a ct or s t o com e ou t , wh o m u s t go in t o t h e p r op er t y, it is b es t if you r h o m e in s p ect or d oes it at t h e t im e of t h e h om e in s p ect ion . You can always follow u p wit h a r oofer . Pict u r es ... t h ey ar e n ice t o h ave, b u t b es t for t h e r oof ,an d n ext for cr it ical it em s . I wou ld in s is t on t h e r oof, an d wou ld like t h e cr it ical it em s , b u t wou ld n o t t u r n away a good h om e in s p ect or if h e/ s h e on ly gave m e r oof p ict u r es .

La u r en H. Her lich REALTOR®

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