Reacting to Home Inspection Reports

One of the toughest things about reading a home inspection report can be the overwhelming feeling that your dream home seems more like a nightmare. Take a deep breath. The reality is no home is perfect and in fact you’d be hard pressed to see a completely clean inspection report.

When reviewing your report, remember your goal for the inspection was peace of mind and the knowledge to make an informed decision. Many of the items we identify are inexpensive fixes and others may function for years before needing repair.

It’s also important to remember that the seller isn’t the enemy. The reality is that they have many fond memories of their home and hope that you make great ones there too! While they may not have been aware of the issues we identify, it’s important to understand that they aren’t under any obligation to make repairs.

Bottom line: You’ve worked hard to find the perfect home so keep the big picture in mind when reading your report and negotiating with the seller for any necessary fixes.

Interested in seeing a sample report?  Just contact us and we will send one your way!