After you and the seller have agreed on a sales price, you still have a few steps to follow before sealing the deal. One of the most important things you can do is hire a home inspector and get the property inspected. An inspector can tell you everything you need to know about the home’s current condition.

What Does a Home Inspector Look For?having property inspected

Your home inspector will assess all aspects of the home, inside and out. That includes:

  • Roofing
  • The home’s exterior features
  • Siding and façades
  • Windows
  • Interior walls
  • Floors
  • Ceilings
  • The home’s structure
  • Plumbing and electrical systems

Although home inspections are optional, having a professional inspect the house can uncover any unknown issues lurking under the surface that might become serious (and expensive) issues for you in the future — think foundation cracks, dangerous wiring or ancient plumbing.

Once you get a buyer inspection report, you can use it in negotiations. For example, you can ask the seller to make price concessions in relation to the cost of repairs.

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An experience agent will have inspectors they can refer you to. When you’re ready, click here to set an appointment, call or text Debbie at 408-210-2400, or send an email to We’ll walk you through every step of your real estate transaction, from house-hunting through closing day.

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