A home is one of life's biggest investments; a good inspector will make sure you're not overpaying. A seller or realtor might not be aware of everything that goes on between the walls. A quality inspection could help you avoid a huge mistake, or ease your mind that everything is in order when you sign for the keys to your new place. Our comprehensive inspections make it easy for first-time buyers to understand what they're getting. We'll uncover the quality of every repair, revealing sub-par repair work in case you need to make additional requests before buying. Goodland offers home inspection services that Wisconsin homeowners and homebuyers can rely on. We're local home and business owners that know what common issues and concerns to watch out for in a Milwaukee home. For more information, check out our page on what to expect from a home inspection.
BE PRESENT FOR THE INSPECTION
Every home inspection comes with a detailed report, but if there is an issue or concern, it's much easier to explain in person so you can see what the inspector is talking about. Being present allows you to ask questions and address any hesitations you might have about buying. Ideally, real estate agents will also be present as well as the seller.
GIVE THE INSPECTOR TIME
Set aside the time to have the inspection, which may take 2 - 4 hours, or about one hour per 1000 square feet. Trust that this time is worth it. A home, an inspection, and time are all investments that pay off greatly. Leave kids and pets at home.
KNOW THE COST OF THE INSPECTION
The cost of your home inspection will change based on the size of your home, its age, and any additional services you request. When you choose Good Land, we offer home inspection warranties to protect your initial dollar for years to come, saving you from costly repairs in the future. During a home inspection, the experts at Good Land can also perform radon testing, mold inspections and more based on your needs. For more information on pricing, reach out to Good Land for a personalized estimate.
KNOW WHEN TO ASK THE SELLER FOR A REPAIR
Most homes need upkeep and repairs. A good seller will have repaired most of the major issues prior to listing the property. Occasionally, this isn't the case and the buyer might be walking into additional costs for a major repair. For small things, such as paint chipping, floor scuffs, and mild tile cracks, the buyer is best ignoring these issues. If the roof is in rough shape, or the plumbing has serious issues, the buyer may ask for a credit to complete the repairs upon purchase of the home, or demand that the repairs be completed prior to sale. The experts at Good Land can help advise on the potential costs of each repair no matter how big or small.
MAKE THE INSPECTION OFFICIAL BY INCLUDING IT AS A CONTRACT CONTINGENCY
Including the inspection in a contingency clause means that if the inspection goes poorly, the buyer can back out after everything has been signed. Bes sure to know the details of the contingency, typically you have 10-14 days to complete the inspection and negotiate repairs. Talk to your agent and make sure they explain the ins and outs of the contract.
From consultation to your final report, our staff guides you through what you need to know to keep your property living up to your expectations.