Before you finalize any home purchases, make sure that you conduct a professional home inspection first. Having a home inspection is important to gain a clearer understanding of the property’s condition. Professionals can also uncover any hidden problems and save you from potential pitfalls that might cost you in the future.

To explain further, here are some reasons you shouldn’t skip having a home inspection:

1. It establishes confidence in your purchase.

By having a pre-home inspection, you’ll be able to understand the current condition of your home. It will help you verify if the property you are planning to purchase is in safe and good condition. Everyone definitely wants to move to their new home with peace of mind. Without a professional pre-home inspection, aside from safety, you won’t have the confidence that what you are investing in is worth the huge amount of money that you are putting in. 

2. It can help you weigh options.

Pre-home inspection can reveal the pros and cons of the current condition of the home. In case the pre-home inspection report reveals too many issues and needed repairs for the property, you get to have a chance to weigh other options. Would it be better to buy a different property or build a new home? If the house you are planning to buy requires a lot of fixes, how much will be the overall cost? Also, consider the hassle and work needed for it to be repaired. If you think it will cost you a lot of time and money, you may want to reconsider making an offer on the property. 

This is why pre-home inspection is necessary – its results become one of the factors that you should consider when shortlisting property options and deciding whether or not to purchase a specific property. If you are not available to do the inspection before making an offer, make sure you seek the advice of an experienced buyer’s agent.

3. It gives you the power to negotiate a lower purchase price.

By knowing the current condition of the property, you get to have the power to negotiate a lower purchase price. An inspection report compiles the condition of the home in many aspects. If there are more issues, more repairs are needed. You can either have these issues fixed by the seller or agree that you are going to take care of the repairs only if they lower the property price. Hence, having a home inspection will give you the upper hand on the price negotiation. On the other hand, if it turns out that there aren’t many issues in the property, you are able to verify that you are getting your money’s worth. It will benefit you either way.

4. It can help you plan future repairs and replacements.

A pre-home inspection can give you knowledge of both minor and major issues that the property might have. Having these early warning signs can help you prepare and avoid problems from getting worse. You can plan how to repair and replace these items in the house and be able to budget and schedule them accordingly. An experienced buyer’s agent can tell you the best steps you can do for these issues.

5. It can save you money.

Having a pre-home inspection can save you money in different ways. First, you are saving money by avoiding buying a house that has many hidden and deeply-rooted problems. Second, you’ll be sure that the house you are buying is of high quality. Third, you’ll be aware of all the issues of the house, therefore, being able to prepare for future repairs and replacements. You’ll also be able to tackle these problems before they get worse and before the problems become more expensive.

Don’t ever skip having a pre-home inspection. You might not realize it now but having a pre-home inspection will definitely benefit you in a lot of ways and save you from future woes. You’ll be able to clearly understand the condition of the house you are buying and save money in the long run.

For more property tips and real estate consultations, make sure to contact Buying Perth Real Estate at 08 6215 0200 or send an email to clive@buyingperthrealestate.com.