Real Estate Inspections Explained 


So, unless you’re a contractor or a handyman (or handywoman!), you may be wondering how you’ll determine if the home you’re buying is in good condition. 


As Realtors, we include an inspection period in your contract. Typically, this is a seven to ten day period where you're allowed to hire a contractor or an inspector to inspect the property. You can actually inspect it yourself if you’re comfortable with that, or you can hire a state licensed inspector to come in and do a thorough inspection. That's really the most common method, though some do choose to hire a general contractor. If you know something specific that you're interested in knowing more about, for example the the roof or the hvac system, you can hire just those specific contractors. Either way, as a real estate agent we're here to help you. We know the inspectors and contractors in the area and we can help you make the best decision for you regarding who to call for the inspections. 


After the inspection, we can also help you determine what to direction to take and which repairs to ask for, or if you are confident with moving forward with the home in it’s current condition.



If you have any questions about this or anything else in the real estate process just give me a call. I’m Alan Castleman with Hickman Realty Group, and I’m here to help you!







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