Salisbury Beach Home Inspection Tips For Home Buyers And Sellers

A home inspection is an evaluation of the building and all mechanical systems by a licensed professional. It traditionally includes an examination of each visual aspect of the interior and exterior of a property. A professional home inspector has normally inspected thousands of homes and is therefore informed on all the features of home construction, utility systems, and how they all should operate. Even a capable home buyer may not have the in depth knowledge of an expert inspector. Below you will find information on Salisbury Beach home inspection tips for home buyers and sellers.

Salisbury Beach Home Inspection Tips

Home Buyer Tips

Home purchases are a significant investment that you should not go into without due diligence. An inspection reveals the condition of a home and necessary repairs. You may realize that most problems are acceptable and can be easily addressed, while others may tell you not to buy a specific property. Alternatively, an inspection can also validate that a property is in better than expected condition. Good or bad, having this critical knowledge will help you with making better investment decisions. A real estate buyer agent can help you strategize and negotiate inspection results in a way that is reasonable yet simultaneously protects your best interests.

Home Seller Tips

Sellers may obtain home inspections to find necessary repairs in their house before listing it for sale. A renovated property may sell more quickly than one that is not. If you decide not to repair all of the items uncovered in the inspection, be aware that you are required to inform any known defects to potential buyers. This is not necessarily a negative thing since the buyer would eventually find those issues during their own inspection and would likely negotiate the repairs or request monetary concessions. By giving them the information ahead of time, buyers can take it into perspective when making an offer, saving you the headache of negotiating with them subsequent to the inspection.

Costs and Other Considerations

The cost of an inspection typically depends on the size of the property. Additional fees may apply for detailed testing of things such as septic systems. Fees can also vary based on the expertise of the inspector. Understand the qualifications of an inspector related to training, experience, and professional affiliations. Regardless of the expense, an inspection is critical considering the large financial commitment that you will be making in the home. For additional guidance on Salisbury Beach home inspection tips and tips for home buyers and home sellers, contact John Wells at Wellsco Realty by calling 978-518-1481 or emailing

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About Editor-John P. Wells

I am a resident of Newburyport and have worked in education, high tech and urban development. My interests in architecture and construction are invaluable to my clients. For more information please visit the Wellsco website.

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