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Get the Most Out of Your Property Inspection

by Relocate 01/12/2020

A home inspection is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. If a homebuyer knows how to plan for an inspection, he or she should have no trouble getting the most out of this opportunity.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready for a home inspection.

1. Hire an Expert Home Inspector

Not all home inspectors are created equal. And if you make a poor home inspector selection, you risk missing out on potential problems that may result in costly, time-intensive home repairs down the line.

When it comes to finding the right home inspector, it pays to be diligent. As such, it is crucial to allocate time and resources to conduct an extensive search for an expert house inspector. Because if you have a qualified home inspector at your side, you can get the support you need to perform an in-depth property evaluation.

Ask a home inspector for client referrals before you make your final decision. That way, you can find out what past clients have to say about a home inspector and determine if this professional is the right choice for you.

2. Attend Your Home Inspection

Although you are not required to attend your home inspection, it generally is a good idea to walk through a property with a professional inspector. By doing so, you may be able to gain insights that won't necessarily appear in your house inspection report.

You may want to take notes during your home inspection as well. If you remain diligent throughout your home inspection, you can understand a house's strengths and weaknesses. And as a result, you'll be better equipped than ever before to decide whether to move forward with a home purchase.

3. Ask Questions

There is no need to leave anything to chance, especially when you buy a house. Thus, if you have concerns or questions during a home inspection, address them immediately.

Remember, a home inspector is happy to respond to any of your property concerns or questions. He or she can provide honest, unbiased responses to your queries and help you make an informed decision about a house purchase.

As you prepare for a home inspection, you may want to consult with a real estate agent too. This housing market professional can offer recommendations and suggestions to help you get ready for a home inspection and put you in touch with the top home inspectors in your area. Plus, a real estate agent will help you review a house inspection report so you can determine whether to proceed with a home purchase.

For those who want to get the most out of a house inspection, you may want to prepare as much as possible. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can streamline the home inspection preparation process. Then, you can enter a home inspection with a plan in hand and use this evaluation to decide if a house will be able to serve you well both now and in the future.

About the Author
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 About Florida Relocation Pros 

Jacqueline Causey Schroeder

Licensed since 2001, I am a third-generation Realtor covering the Greater Tampa Bay region. Whether working with first-time home buyers, investors that wish to capitalize on Tampa’s continued expansion, or a Seller listing their home, I enjoy all aspects of the residential real estate business.  That being said, my first love has always been working with families relocating to the Tampa Bay Area.   

As a Tampa native I enjoy showing off the beauty of the area to people who will soon be calling it home.  I take great pride in helping families identify what’s important to them in a home selection and then introducing them to the communities and opportunities that meet their needs.    

I believe I possess the many traits that define an excellent real estate professional – integrity, dependability, in-depth local markets knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network.  Most of all, my philosophy is to put the client first by remaining accessible, being a good listener and communicator, and responding quickly to my clients’ needs.     

I am not a salesperson.  I am a consultant who will partner with you through the process of buying or selling a home, providing all the information so that you can make the right decision for you and your family.  If you are looking to relocate to Tampa Bay and its surrounding communities, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me today. I look forward to working with you.   

Lara Manrique

 I have been committed to delivering results in real estate sales since 2009. I was born and raised in Tampa, and I earned an MBA - Marketing from the University of Tampa. My extensive knowledge in business, along with my unique background in specialty sales and marketing, have proven invaluable when negotiating outcomes for my clients.  My personal interest in all things real estate make me an ideal choice when choosing an agent to buy or sell properties.  I am also skilled in online marketing techniques, and have developed a large network of local strategic partners. My professionalism and quick turnaround time is highly regarded among my clients, making me highly recommended. 

Our Story

In 2002, Jacqueline joined Jan at RE/MAX as a licensed assistant and within 3 weeks had been promoted to a buyer's agent on Jan's team. By 2003, Jacqueline and Jan were partners and they continued to grow their business by bringing Jan's husband, Jerry Dammer into the group. Here we are, 17 years later and still going strong! 

If it's experience that you're looking for, then look no further! With over 50 years of combined experience, we've got you covered.

Designations include: 

GRI (Graduate of the Realtor Institute)   

ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative)   

CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) 

MRP (Military Relocation Professional)  

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