How to get the most out of your Home Inspection

Blue Owl Inspections encourages our customers to participate in their home inspection whenever possible. It is a great way to see the home from the eyes of an inspector and it provides you the opportunity to see  firsthand how the home and the systems within the home are performing. Today we would like to share some tips with you, on how to get the most out of your home inspection.

Home Inspection with Magnifying glass

Picture Courtesy Mark Moz



Be in Attendance

Take the time to attend your inspection. It is a great opportunity for the inspector to educate you about the home and to show you firsthand if any problems or maintenance issues are present. It is also an excellent time for you to be able to ask any questions that come to mind during the inspection process.


Ask Questions

Don’t be shy to ask questions during your inspection. If you have any specific concerns about the home, consider preparing some questions prior to the inspection. A prepared list is a good reference for yourself, and as the inspection progresses your inspector will be able to provide you with the appropriate answers when that area or item of concern is inspected.


Make the Time

Don’t book other appointments on the day of your home inspection. Depending on the type and size of the home you are considering, your inspection is going to take time.  Don’t be impatient and try to rush the inspection process, you hired us to do a job, and a thorough inspection requires time.


Limit the Amount of People that you Bring

Buying a home is a big investment and you may want an extra set of eyes, or someone you trust to help you ask questions or better understand the inspection information, however bringing a large amount of people with you on the day of your inspection can impede the inspector from doing their job, and may take away your focus from the inspection.


Dress Appropriately

Dress according to the weather. If you decide to follow along during your inspection make sure to wear comfortable clothes and proper shoes. An inspection can take anywhere from 2 – 4+ hours so you want to be comfortable.


Make Access Available

Purchasing a unit within a strata building comes with common elements shared amongst the owners. Parking, roof and mechanical rooms are just a few. Whenever possible pre – arrange access to these components for your home inspector either through your agent or an onsite property manager.


Read your Inspection Report

It is highly recommended that clients read their inspection report in its entirety. The provision of a summary in an inspection report is usually provided as a courtesy and your report may contain additional items or areas that require further attention, but may not be considered a high priority that they warranted inclusion into the summary findings.


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