Purchasing a home is one of the largest single investments you may ever make. It would be wise to be made aware of any needed or future repairs and maintenance before closing of escrow. Here’s why.
A qualified inspector will perform a visual examination of your homes systems and components followed by a written report thus providing you an independent and unbiased opinion of the property's condition so you can avoid unpleasant surprises afterwards.
The extensive report should provide photos of any identified defect and a summary of findings so that you can review the results with your real estate agent. If any significant defects or safety items are uncovered during the inspection you may want to ask your real estate agent to submit a request for repairs to the seller. The inspection report can help negotiate repairs to be performed by the seller or perhaps a credit towards having the defects repaired by qualified tradesmen after the closing of escrow.
Of course, an inspection will point out all the positive aspects of a building, as well as the type of maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection you will have a much clearer understanding of the property you are about to purchase, and be able to make your decision confidently.
Our San Diego property inspections are taken and processed electronically using the most widely used home inspection software in the industry. With full color pictures and easy to follow format, clients and Realtors can appreciate the details our reports provide and comfort knowing every report adheres to CREIA's strict Standards of Practice.