The buying a home in Arizona process is complicated enough without a bad home inspection. One Avenue home inspectors are often called in after other inspectors have made home inspection mistakes and caused extra stress for the homeowner/homebuyer. While we don’t mind cleaning up others’ messes, we want our clients to enjoy the home buying process. Home inspections are interesting and educational, if they’re done right! Avoid home inspection mistakes by running through this quick checklist before your home inspector in Arizona comes out to your home.
5 Common Home Inspection Mistakes
1. Not Staying with Your Home Inspector During the Inspection
It’s important to be aware of each aspect of your home inspection. Common home inspection mistakes often occur when the homeowner and the home inspector are not on the same page about construction, maintenance, and estimations. Ask questions, listen to the home inspector’s advice, and stay informed about the condition of your home (or future home).
2. Not Inspecting New Homes
No home (no matter how new) is exempt from a thorough home inspection! That’s a mantra we firmly believe. Avoid a series of home inspection mistakes when you are buying a home by always getting a full inspection of each aspect of your home/potential home. There are so many horror stories of 2 year old leaking foundations and uninsulated “new walls”. Remember that Arizona home inspection could save you money on repairs and utilities in the long run.
3. Not Doing Your Research
Whether its buying a new home or finding contractors to repair your home, always do your research. Home inspection mistakes happen in part due to the lack of involvement of the homeowner or homebuyer. Find a reliable home inspector in Arizona who will be involved during each step of the home buying process. After we make recommendations, request that the seller repair anything and everything that they’re responsible for. As always, research any expert home inspection recommendations for accuracy.
4. Not Emptying the Home Prior to Your Home Inspection
We get it. Moving is insanity sometimes. From the kids and the pets to the furniture hassles, there is always so much happening at once right around the time you order a home inspection in Arizona. We recommend you set aside serious time to be with your home inspector, preferably when the house is completely empty. Our expert home inspectors will be able to do their jobs in the biggest mess, but it is always a more efficient and streamlined process if there is easy access to your home’s corners prior to your home inspection.
5. Not Keeping the Utilities On
Seems simple enough, but often in the mix between the seller moving out and the buyer moving in, the utilities get turned off. Remember that a proper home inspection needs running water, heaters, gas, etc. Avoid rescheduling and get it done right, the first time.
Trust your home inspection in Arizona to the certified professionals. Here at One Avenue, we believe that loyalty and trust are the most important (and ironically more rare) things when buying a home in Arizona. There are so many possibilities for stress when buying a home- leave the home inspection to us! State certified, fully insured, software backed. 623.299.2142