When you are ready to buy a new home, the process can be quite overwhelming. Although you have seen the home and decided that it is right for you and your family, everyone wants to get a great deal. You also don’t want to pay for the largest investment you will likely make in your life and be surprised by repairs that you are responsible to fix due to no fault of your own. You can’t possibly check each area of the home and find problems on your own unless you are an experienced home inspector. A home inspector has been trained and schooled in how to spot all sorts of dangers and damage that is both out in the open and hidden out of sight. If you are not sure what you are looking for, you may miss something that can end up costing you a lot or money, time and frustration to fix. If you are considering purchasing or selling a home or commercial property in the Greater Griffin and Metro Atlanta, Georgia area, contact the knowledgeable and licensed home inspectors at Lifeline Home Inspections!
How a Home Inspection Can Save You Money when You Buy a House
Home Inspectors Locate Problems: A home inspector’s job is to walk the entire home structure to look for items that may need to be repaired. We go from the roof to the foundation and everything in between. The great thing about hiring a home inspector is that we take the time we need to thoroughly assess the plumbing, electrical, appliances, and much more. We will check all the flooring, walls and roof and be sure that if we spot any area of concern we can alert the new buyer and/or seller. Many of the items that are found during one of our whole home inspections simply would not have been found otherwise. We generate a detailed report that lists any and all the damage and repairs that will need to be done. This report is most often sent to the realtor that is helping with the purchase of the home so they can use it in the negotiation.
Negotiating House Price After Home Inspection: When the home inspection report is prepared, it can be sent to the seller. Your realtor can negotiate a stipulation in the contract that many of the items must be repaired before the house is closed on. If the seller is not interested in fixing the items on the list, they can offer a reduction in the price to offset the cost it will take the new buyer to make the repairs themselves. Either way the home buyer will be saving money whether it is on the price or the cost of the repairs themselves!
Residential Home Inspections & Light Commercial Real Estate Property Inspections for Buyers & Sellers in Fulton, Spalding, Coweta, Douglas, Pike, Upson & Fayette County, GA
Lifeline Home Inspections offers full service inspections for buyers and sellers to help them save money and give them peace of mind in such an important investment. Contact us to schedule an inspection today!