January 18th, 2014 8:53 PM by Dan Howard
Prepare for the inspection by building your real estate team ahead of time
Just as with your realtor and lender, you want to know who is the right inspector for you. Once you have the signed sales agreement in hand, you will have a limited time to have the inspection performed. You do not want to waste any of those days researching inspectors. Ask friends, professionals in related businesses and Angie’s List for a referral.
Consider more than only price. You wouldn’t go to the restaurant in town that is cheapest and has an empty parking lot because they have bad food and service. Check websites and other information about the inspectors you consider. Make sure your sales contract allows you at least 15 days to have your inspections
Schedule the inspection as soon as you receive the signed sales agreement
Good inspectors are busy. Select a time that you and the inspector are both available. Take advantage of attending the inspection. This will be the longest stretch of time you have to get to know the house before it becomes your home. Plan to bring a camera to the inspection to take pictures of the layout and colors.