You just received word your offer was accepted on your dream home. Once the celebrations are over, what do you do know? You typically will have a limited time frame to schedule your Tampa home inspection, so get this taken care of quickly. You will want to know any significant problems with the home before moving forward. Most, if not all, home inspectors will request you, the buyer, be present during the inspection. It is optional for the seller to be there, but as a buyer, the inspection is a time to visualize the home and ask any questions. So, what happens if you can’t be present during your Tampa home inspection?

In a perfect world, you would be able to leave work, or your children, or the day’s plans in order to do a 3-4 hour home inspection; In reality, this may not always be the case. To prepare for an inspection you will not be attending, your first course of action should be to try and find someone you trust to attend instead. A close relative like a sibling or parent who will look out for your best interests during your Tampa home inspection is your safest bet. If you are able to find someone, verbally go over any areas you are concerned about and want addressed. This would be a great time to write a list of questions you want answered so your attendee has something to go off of.

If you absolutely cannot find someone to attend your home inspection, reach out to your inspector. If they would be willing, email them your questions so they can address your concerns. Make sure you ask what the report will look like, so you know how much detail will be provided and if you may need clarification on anything.

Your home inspection is designed to check your new home for major damage, flaws, or areas of disrepair. It is always recommended that the buyer attend the inspection, but if this is not possible, make sure you have a plan in place to still get the most out of your inspection.