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Inspector Gadget to the Rescue

Your contract has just been accepted on your new dream home. One of the next steps is to hire a building inspector to make sure that everything is in tip-top shape before moving day.

The Becky O’Neill Power Selling Team wants to make sure that you choose the right ASHI Certified inspector for the job. The right inspector is just as important as choosing the right inspections for your new home.

Make sure that the inspector that you use checks every window and outlet. Yes, it might be quicker to only check a few, or the first floor, but mistakes happen. I wouldn’t want to discover my bedroom window needs a new seal after I have moved all of my belongings in. 




Find an inspector that is going to look at the WHOLE house, which also includes the roof. Request for your inspector to venture onto the actual roof and not just look at it through binoculars. By walking out onto the surface, the inspector can determine the quality of the wood underneath or the of the chimney. If your inspector does not move onto the roof, consider hiring an inspector through a roofing contractor.


If pictures are taken at the time of inspection, be sure to get all of them from the inspector that you use. “Pictures are worth a thousand words” right? Use these pictures to determine what items in the house need repairs. If you have visible evidence, there leaves less room for disputes later on down the road. 



Inspecting your new home is one of the items on your buying and selling checklist that the  Becky O’Neill Power Selling Team invites you to complete. Being up to date in the knowledge of what an inspector is supposed to provide can ensure your home buying and selling experience goes smoothly. Our team wants to make sure that you can move into your new home as quickly as possible.

For any of your home inspection needs, contact Denny Arnett at the West County- HomeTeam Inspection Service.


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