5 million homes receive an inspection in the U.S. annually.
With these numbers steadily rising, there are plenty of fictitious “facts” floating around about the home inspection industry.
When it comes to your home, the space where you and your loved ones spend most of your time, it’s normal to be skeptical and even a little overly cautious.
However, we want to put your mind at ease by going over some of these common falsehoods. Rest easy knowing that these myths are just that—myths.
Common Home Inspection Falsehoods
- New homes don’t need inspections
- Inspections only benefit the buyer
- Inspectors are too much trouble
- Inspections are meant to disrupt the negotiation process
- Appraisals, code inspections, or termite inspections cancel the need for a home inspection
- There’s no difference between home inspectors
Have one or more of these run across your mind before? If so, stick with us to see why you shouldn’t waste another second stressing about any of them.
1. New Homes Don’t Need Inspections
Possibly the most important rumor to dispel is this one.
New homes are susceptible to a whole host of issues; mostly stemming from faulty construction that will surely be a headache in the future.
Additionally, it’s not uncommon to find even a couple dozen problems during a brand new home inspection.
2. Inspections Only Benefit the Buyer
While most inspections are done per the buyer’s request, they are not meant to benefit one particular party.
Inspections are structured to uncover any issues or potential dangers within a home as well as to highlight valuable features.
Pre-listing inspections can do a lot of good for sellers — schedule one with us here. Regardless of any sale, we recommend a home undergoes yearly inspections to ensure everything is in working order.
3. Inspectors Are Too Much Trouble
Professional inspectors do not point out every small defect or issue.
Professionals, like the ones at CBI, are simply providing an objective examination of the accessible and visible components of a home on the day of the inspection.
We want to make sure that you know all the ins and outs of your home or building so that you are protected in the future.
4. Inspections Are Meant to Disrupt the Negotiation Process
Simply untrue! Inspections can be an educational experience and give buyers a better understanding of the physical state of the pending property so they may make smart decisions.
Inspections can actually help eliminate buyer anxiety. When areas of concern are presented, the inspector will not assist in any decision making, but you can be sure that you will have all the necessary info to move forward in the negotiations.
5. Appraisals, Code inspections, or Termite Inspections Cancel the Need for a Home Inspection
While all important and valuable they are not suitable substitutes for a full home inspection and they should not be used as such. Consider each of these as a compliment to a home inspection.
6. There’s No Difference Between Home Inspectors
Experience, knowledge, and diligence are all incredibly important aspects you’ll want to consider when choosing your inspector. Taking the time to find an inspector you respect and trust will be well worth it.
Our experience at CBI is incomparable; we strive to deliver the most informed and thorough results.
The Bottom Line
Understanding that these rumors are just talk will allow you to make better choices when it comes to your home inspection. Ultimately you’ll get more out of the inspection process.
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