Believe it or not, when you are having a home inspected, there is etiquette that should be followed. It does not matter if you are a buyer or a seller, if you are going through a Tampa home inspection, there are a few rules you likely want to abide by. Some of these guidelines are simple, but others are important to make sure you get the most from your Tampa home inspection. Buying a house is a huge investment and commitment, and a proper inspection will help you know more about house so you can decide if it’s the right place for you.
Be Present at the Inspection
This tip may or may not come as a surprise to you, but you should always be present at the inspection when buying a home. A Tampa home inspection covers so much information, some of which could be very confusing, so being present means you can ask any questions you need. This is also a good time for the inspector to show you where things are located or how to use certain features of the house.
Don’t Follow your Inspector
It may seem like, since you have to be at the inspection, you are supposed to follow your inspector around, but this is not the case. The inspector has a lot of ground to cover, and sometimes having someone breathing behind them for 3-4 hours straight can be distracting. Not to mention, it would be rather difficult to get everyone up on the roof to take a look. The inspector will ask you to view things that he or she feels are valuable, but until then, use the time to walk around the home on your own and get acquainted.
Prepare the Home
As a seller, if your home is going to be inspected, please be courteous and prepare the home. This includes moving heavy furniture away from key areas, clearing a path to the roof, or making sure the attic is free of clutter so they can get up there. This avoids delays in the inspection and can save the inspector a good deal of time; this also protects your items from being accidentally damaged during inspection.
A home inspection can be a breeze if you follow our three tips. Etiquette can go a long way when buying, selling, and inspecting a home. Call us today to schedule your appointment or to learn more!