Inspections

Why do I need a reputable inspection company?

*Buyers*

There are two times that buyers get to negotiate price when buying a resale home. Once is when the buyer and seller agree on a purchase price, and then again, after the inspection is done by the home inspection company that you as the buyer get to select. The inspector you chose should be one that will both identify the issues as well as educate you on what you need know as a new homeowner. Inspectors should be able to tell you things like the life expectancy of the major appliances in the home and the roof as well. Identify these issues before you move in will give you negotiation power to have the seller fix or provide funds to fix the major issues. Now, notice I said “major” issues. In older homes this is particularly important for buyers to recognize. There are often several more minor issues with these types of homes and you must accept that it is an older home. That is why it is important to take time to decide on a reputable home warranty company as a part of your buyer process.

*Sellers*
Close your eyes and imagine selling your home and knowing that you will receive as close as possible to your desired asking price. What if I told you that you don’t need to daydream about that possibility? All you need to do is call an inspector for a pre-listing inspection. Identifying and addresses issues that WILL arise when your future buyer has an inspection of their own done; allows you to be a step ahead in the negotiation of price for your home. Not to mention, the freedom it gives you to choose your own service providers to address the major concerns that are identified on your pre-listing inspection. Your equity is on the line when you choose a listing price and accept a purchase price, the last thing you want is a surprise that can affect that amount after inspection. In my professional opinion it is worth every penny to have a pre-listing inspection done by a reputable inspection company.

Below you will find links to reputable inspection companies in the Central Indiana area. Please let them know when you call that you found them through Barton Realty LLC.


Pillar to post Matt Lottes

Inspect-It 1st of Indianapolis

HouseMaster/owner Tim Paino

Security Home Inspection

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