Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector. A professional home inspector has the experience, depth of knowledge and training to make an unbiased and informed report of the condition of a property. An inspector is familiar with the many elements of home construction, property installation, and maintenance. An inspector understands how the home’s systems and components are intended to function together as well as how and why they fail. They know what to look for and are uniquely suited to interpret what their findings reveal about the condition of the property.
Most buyers find it difficult to remain objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may affect their judgment. For the most accurate information about the conditions of a home, always obtain an impartial third-party opinion by an expert in the field of home inspection. In addition, more and more states are requiring home inspectors to be licensed. In these instances, the only opinion that carries any weight regarding the condition of the home is that of the licensed home inspector. A contractor-brother-in-law’s opinion, while valid, carries no weight in the negotiation process.