Have You Wondered What a Home Inspector Does?

Have you ever wondered what a home inspector does? Most people probably rarely think of home inspectors. In fact most people probably do not think of a home inspector until it is too late. This is particularly true when it comes to buying a new home or if you are a first time home buyer. I recently had a chat with a local mortgage broker who has closed over 3000 loans. When asked how many of his clients had opted for a home inspection the number was shockingly low.

Autos are required, at least in the Metropolitan Atlanta area in North Georgia, to be inspected regularly. And now days most people will buy a pre-certified auto or at least have a mechanic check out the car that they are thinking about purchasing. Can you believe it is more important to have a car inspected annually or have it checked out than it is to have a home inspection performed before selling or buying a home?

A home inspection by a certified home inspector is not nearly as expensive as you think but the cost of not having a house inspected could be significant. There are many homes in the Canton and Woodstock areas which were built over 20 years ago which have never been inspected other than by the local government inspectors. A certified professional Georgia home inspector works on behalf of the buyer, when buying a new home, which is different than other types of home inspections.

A certified home inspector will check out all areas of your home, including the roof and basement or crawlspace and everything in between.

As an Atlanta home inspector, I encourage you to be there for the entire inspection and if that is not possible because of time constraints, then the last half hour so that I can personally go over any issues and answer any questions that you may have.

There is an old rule in real estate investing which says “The eyes have it.” What that means is to get professional eyes on the home you intend to purchase so they will see things your eyes may miss in the flurry of activity. Contact a Georgia home inspector today for more information. It will give you peace of mind in the long run.