Question: Who Should Attend A Home Inspection?

Your Real Estate Agent Should Attend the Inspection

The agent you choose to represent you is supposed to be looking after your best interests.

One of the ways he or she does this is by attending the home inspection.

If your agent isn’t there how in the world could they do the best job at representing your interests.

Should the buyer’s agent be at the home inspection?

All real estate agents should attend home inspections! But you can always spot a careless or uninvolved Realtor by his or her absence at the inspection. This applies to both the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent. Each has a client to represent and should be present at the home inspection!

Who can be present at a home inspection?

The Buyer. In many cases, the buyer or the buyer’s real estate agent will be present for the inspection. It is typically to the buyer’s benefit that he or she is present.

Can the seller be at the home inspection?

The sellers should not be present during the home inspection for all the same reasons the sellers aren’t present for showings. Buyers will often have questions about defects during the inspection which can only be answered out of earshot of the seller, as the buyer owns the information from the home inspection.

Should listing agent attend inspection?

No Agents Should Attend Inspections

The inspector is the one with the expertise in inspecting; other agents do not need to offer their incomplete and potentially incorrect opinions. Realtors may even run the risk of being sued if they give incorrect advice to a buyer.

Do I have to fix everything on a home inspection?

And rest assured, there’s no need for you to fix everything a home inspector thinks could stand for improvement; a home inspection report is not a to-do list.

Do the seller have to fix everything on a home inspection?

A buyer and seller’s real estate agents will be able to fill them in on the laws in their particular state, but in general a seller is responsible for paying to fix severe water damage or mold issues, to replace missing or broken smoke detectors, and to remedy building code violations, among other things.

What will fail a home inspection?

Top reasons home inspections fail

Electrical problems: The most common electrical issues include wiring that’s not up to code, frayed wiring, or improperly wired electrical panels. Plumbing issues: Leaky pipes (and resulting water damage), failing water heaters, and sewer system problems are some of the most expensive.

Do you tip Home Inspectors?

Home inspectors perform an important service for new homebuyers, but they’re generally already well compensated for their time. This is a case where you don’t need to worry about a tip.

Should you share home inspection with seller?

The home inspection should not be explicitly used for renegotiating the offer to purchase with the seller either. In other words, if you have noticed defects before making your offer that is clearly visible, don’t expect the seller to fix them.

Can sellers back out after inspection?

Can the seller back out of the contract after the home inspection? The home inspection is a key time for sellers to back out of a sale, usually because buyers will ask for sellers to make repairs to the property or issue a “repair credit” to cover those costs, which can easily cancel the real estate contract.

What does the buyer do during a home inspection?

If a buyer agrees to an inspection, they can choose a certified home inspector to conduct a thorough examination of the property and check for any problems or hidden defects with the electrical, plumbing, appliances, HVAC system, roof, foundation, etc. This is an important stage in the buying process.

What should I be worried about a home inspection?

7 Worst Things to Hear in a Home Inspection

  • Foundation issues. Foundation issues can be a big deal and are typically very expensive, says Mike Lyon, Quicken Loans vice president of operations.
  • Mold.
  • Water damage.
  • Roof problems.
  • Furnace issues.
  • Vermin.
  • Age of the electrical system.
  • Vermin.