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Why you should hire your OWN home inspector when buying a property!
If you are considering buying a property, you should hire your own home/building inspector. It is very important that YOU are paying them and not your real estate agent. A small price upfront could save your thousands of dollars in the long run. If you are paying the Home Insprector directly... they are working for YOU (not your agent).
When buying my home I was fortunate to have a honest Real Estate agent. I went to the property during the inspection and watched as the building inspector searched for potential problems. During his inspection of the property we began chatting. He informed me of something very important that I had never occured to me.
He told me I had an excellent Real Estate Agent and despite his professionalism , thoroughness and attention to detail he did not get much business from Real Estate Agents. In fact, his attention to detail was precisely the problem. He went on to explain, If the inspector does his job well and finds any major problems that are not immediately resolved the agent could potentially lose the sale. Naturally, Real Estate Agents do not want issues to arise. They want to close the sale and earn thier commissions.
As it turned out, the inspector I had did find a problem with the water well and if the issue was not negotiated it would have cost me thousands of dollars. Luckily my Home Inspector was working for me.
Find Reputable Home Inspectors
ASHI, American Society of Home Inspectors "is North America’s oldest and most respected professional society of home inspectors. ASHI’s goals have always been to build customer awareness of the importance of a quality home inspection and enhance the professionalism of home inspectors."
NAHI, National Association of Home Inspectors, "established in 1987 as a nonprofit association to promote and develop certified and licensed home inspectors in the professional home inspection industry. The National Association of Home Inspectors strives to promote excellence and professionalism in the Home Inspection industry; to provide a home inspector standards of practice and a code of ethics for home inspectors in the USA."
NACHI National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, "the world's biggest and best inspection trade association."
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