Choosing the right home inspector for your potential purchase can be the difference between happiness and disaster. Here are some tips to make sure you ask the right questions to determine which inspector is the best to trust with your Brea home purchase.
First and foremost, ask your real estate agent about the different inspectors available to look over your potential new home. Your real estate agent will be able to recommend several in the area for your consideration. Getting a list of prospective inspectors from a real estate professional rather than an Internet search ensures you’ll be choosing from qualified individuals who are knowledgeable about the neighborhood you’re moving to, according to HGTV.
The first thing you should inquire about potential Brea, California home inspectors is their level of qualification. Home inspectors should have been trained in various building and construction codes and standards of the state and have experience in identifying problematic home issues. Depending on your location and the potential home, you may want to get an inspector with experience in structural engineering and hazardous materials.
To ensure that the inspector is qualified and professional, ask for a sample of a report that they have done for a home in the area. A sample report gives you a first-hand look at their work and issues that they may or may not focus on. A longer report will be more comforting than a short one, as it indicates that they are thorough in their inspection.
Lastly, ask for references. If home buyers and real estate professionals that the potential home inspector has worked with give him or her high praise, that offers the peace of mind that they produce work of a satisfactory standard.
For a list of qualified home inspectors, or if you have general questions regarding real estate in the Brea, California area, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would love to guide you through the process of buying or selling a home in the Brea area.