Intracoastal Agent Connie Parker: Why You Should Have a Home Inspection
Nothing feels better than finally getting to lay down in your own bed after a long day! Years ago, this was such an occasion, when I heard a rustling sound from underneath the house. I slowly get up and tip-toe to the areas of the house where the sound might be coming from. My mind is going in a number of directions as to what it could be… a raccoon, a cat, a mouse, heaven forbid; and it sounds like it is trying to get into my house!
Well, after several nights with the same scenario, this night, I definitely heard movement inside a beautiful hand-hewed pine display cabinet that had been built-in to a nook. It had glass front doors and blue velvet, padded-lined drawers. With great hesitation, my curiosity won over reason, and I opened a drawer.
There, nestled in her new home was a possum, with pointed pink-tipped nose and glassy eyes staring back at me. Needless to say, I shut the drawer quickly! Thankfully, my son-in-law was there and relocated the unwanted guest.
After her departure, I discovered an opening in the back of the cabinet that had not been finished during the “renovation,” exposing a hole through the sheetrock. This critter had been very diligent to find this “luxury accommodation.”
Home Inspectors have an important role in locating potential problems with the home you may be purchasing. They inspect the attic, roof, crawl space (if there is one), exterior condition, wiring or window issues, to name some of their major areas of inspection. This is valuable information for the potential buyer who may need to invest more money if these corrections are not made prior to closing. It is also valuable to the seller to have an inspection prior to placing their home on the market. Having this information, and correcting issues up front, will validate the market value in their home and helps to capture early interest that can lead to contract and expedite closing.
It is a small investment for either buyer or seller that offers confidence in your next home investment or sale. For the latest real estate listings available and current market updates, as your realtor, I will work diligently to help you reach your real estate goals.