Buying a New Home – when do I need a Home Inspector?

Buying in Coral Springs or the Fort Lauderdale area? When looking to purchase your new home it is important to have a great team helping you. Before you look for a Home Inspector, you need the services of two other professionals. Unless you are a cash buyer, you need to start with your bank or a mortgage broker and get pre-approved.  This will enable you to know how much you can borrow and give you a head start when you are ready to make an offer. Next, you need a good Real Estate Agent. Find someone who  is experienced and understands your needs.

Home inspection completed

Home inspection completed

When you are looking for a home inspector it is best to start before you’re under pressure. Waiting to look for a Home inspector until you find a home will place you under pressure to make a quick decision.  Make sure the home  inspector is licensed, insured and qualified.  Experience doing inspections is important, inspectors come and so make sure you find a full-time inspector. Checking on-line reviews can be helpful and revealing. Their website can be an indication of additional qualifications and professionalism. You should call the inspector, talk with them about what makes them a good inspector. Ask what is included and needed – there are many inspection services that a home inspector may offer that you may need or like such as:  termite inspections, mold, and  insurance inspections (4 Point and Wind Mitigation). Don’t just look for the cheapest.  Quality and services vary.   Lastly, find out if they guarantee their Home Inspection. Do they offer any warranties?  Now go find your dream home!

Wise Home Inspections is based in Coral Springs but inspects homes throughout Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.  Schedule online

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