Bargaining Power and Home Inspections



Bargaining power and the importance of a thorough home inspection


Would you want to buy a house with a water logged crawlspace? You might if the problem could be fixed. Home repairs usually require money and a thorough home inspection report can help you at the bargaining table.


A thorough home inspection is important for a number of reasons. The most important reason is that a home inspection gives you advance notice of any problems present in the home. Things like water damage, unsafe electrical problems, termite or other insect damage, radon problems and potential environmental problems can all be turned up in a home inspection. Finding these issues, and having them fixed, before the deal is closed is essential.

A Carolina Homechek home inspection report may give you extra bargaining power when negotiating the price of your new home. By pointing out the problems with the home, and what they will cost to fix, the buyer can often negotiate a lower purchase price to cover the cost of needed repairs or have the seller make the repairs prior to closing. If the home inspection report were not present, this bargaining power would be lost.

Call Carolina Homechek today at 704-619-2451 to schedule your home inspection.