Debunking 4 Common Home Inspection Myths

The home inspection is a critical step in the real estate transaction because the potential buyer will learn the true condition of the home they are about to purchase. However, home inspections may induce a bit of unnecessary anxiety due to all of the misconceptions that surround them. GreenLInk Home Inspections offers thorough home inspections that will equip you with the knowledge and clarity to make one of the largest investments you will ever make. Let’s explore four common myths about home inspections and the truth behind them. 

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Myth #1: Buyers Should Not Attend the Inspection 

Not only can buyers attend the inspection, most inspectors will actually encourage them to do so! This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about your new home in real-time and to ask the inspector any questions you may have. 

Myth #2: Newer Homes Don’t Need Inspections 

Home inspections are not just for older homes, because no home is perfect and any home can have issues. In fact, even a newly-built home needs an inspection to uncover any flaws that may be present from the building process. Every home should be evaluated by a certified inspector before it changes ownership.

Myth #3: Inspectors Will Try to Find Non-Existent Issues

A home inspector is an unbiased contributor in the home-buying process. Our job is to provide information about the home’s condition to the buyer. We do not offer our opinion, and would never tell a buyer whether or not you should buy a house. We also don’t try to find issues to justify the inspection.

Myth #4: A House Will Either Pass or Fail an Inspection

There is no such thing as passing or failing an inspection. The inspector will provide a detailed report within 24-36 hours of the inspection, which will summarize all of the flaws found within the home. It is up to you as the buyer to decide how to proceed with the sale of the home with the information you are given. 

Schedule Your Home Inspection

GreenLInk Home Inspections will give you the confidence to make an informed decision based on our evaluation of your home. With over 25 years of experience, we are the go-to source of inspections and engineering for both homeowners and agents. Contact us today at (516) 774-4565 to schedule an inspection or request a quote. We serve residents in Suffolk County, Nassau County, Seaford, Massapequa, and Merrick.