Buyer Step 7: Schedule an Home Inspection

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Schedule a Home Inspection, asap. 


Once a contract has been submitted, schedule a home inspection asap. Ideally, the inspection should occur within the next 2-3 days after going under contract, however, during the busy summer months, inspectors may be booked out up to a week or more in advance. It’s important that the home inspection occur quickly as it often takes the inspector 1-2 days to write the report after the inspection. Once the report is written we still need some time to review the report and ask the seller for any credits or repairs before the Buyer Due Diligence period ends. 

Plan to attend the inspection which will take approximately 2 to 3 hours. Inspectors usually only work Mon – Fri and do not work evenings or weekends so you will probably need to arrange to be off work for the inspection. Wear comfortable clothes which can get dirty as the inspector may want to show you something in the basement, on the roof, etc.  

Here are my recommended home inspectors:

Andy Torgerson at 360 Home Check

Ph: 801-735-4642

Website: www.360homecheck.com/

 

Nook and Kranny

Ph: 801-698-6467

Website: www.nookandkranny.com

Once the inspection is scheduled, let me know so I can confirm that day and time will work with the seller’s Realtor.  Check with your inspector to see what forms of payment they take and bring what you need to pay the inspector.