Finding a Home Inspector
Buying a house is a significant financial decision that can give you peace of mind and a delightful place to live. The excitement fades fast, however, when you discover previously undisclosed or overlooked defects after moving in.
Determine whether a house is a worthy investment with a home inspection. Carswell Real Estate encourages clients to have the property they’re closing on undergo a thorough examination by a certified home inspector.
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is the visual, non-destructive evaluation of a property by an impartial third-party. It’s typically performed by an extensively trained and licensed professional during the option period of a real estate contract. Here’s what a home inspection covers:
- Physical structure
- Electrical system
- Heating, air-conditioning, and ventilation, or HVAC
- Built-in appliances, if applicable
- Interior and exterior walls, doors, and windows
- Crawl space, if applicable
Although a home appears move-in ready, it might have imperfections that degrade its long-term value and cost a lot of money to remedy. With a home inspection, you get an in-depth report detailing the condition of the property. It also opens up the buyer to an array of options.
Benefits of a home inspection
Home inspections offer an opportunity for a buyer to identify any major defects with a home before closing. By bringing these issues to light, the buyer can negotiate with the seller to obtain repairs or a sales price reduction.
Additionally, the outcome of a home inspection can be used as a contingency in the contract with a seller. The buyer to back out of the offer, free of penalty, within a specified period if significant defects are revealed.
It’s a good idea for buyers to take an active role in the home inspection process. You’re able to:
- Join the inspector on the home tour
- Take notes
- See and understand what needs attention
- Get suggestions on overall home improvement
Carswell Real Estate values home inspections so much that our realtors are onsite for each one, regardless of whether the client can make it. For us, client satisfaction is paramount.
Finding a home inspector
More and more, people have to juggle hectic work and personal obligations. Homebuyers might not have the time to seek out quotes from home inspectors, choose one to work with and schedule the examination.
If you don’t have the time or are unsure where to look when finding a home inspector, Carswell Real Estate has you covered. We’ve forged strong relationships with the area’s leading inspection professionals. They’ll thoroughly inspect a property and promptly submit a detailed report.
Before worrying about home inspection results, you first have to find a property worth examining. To start your home search, please call Carswell Real Estate.
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"Lisa Carswell and Sandy exceeded our expectations. From the initial meeting to qualify them as our realtor to the closing of our home, we were amazed at their work ethic, professional skills, prompt communications, personal attention to detail and helping to calm the nerves of selling and buying a house."
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"I had a piece of property in High Meadow Ranch that I had purchased to build on a couple of years ago. I ran into Lisa and she asked if I was interested in selling the property. I was not sure until she told me what I could get for it. She sold it for a 45% more than what I paid for it to a cash buyer. ... Thank you for your knowledge, your guidance, and your professionalism."
35835 FM 1774
Magnolia, TX 77355
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The Carswell Family moved to the Magnolia/Tomball area in 1963, back when Spring Creek Bridge was a wooden bridge structure. Lisa started her real estate career in 1996 and founded Carswell Real Estate Co. Inc. in 2006 with the help of sons Justin and Brandan Carswell as broker and agent.