Minneapolis Home Inspections: 3 Things You Should Know

When it comes to home buying and selling, the final result often depends on the competency of the inspector charged with taking a look at the structure. However, hiring the wrong Minneapolis home inspector can lead you to making the wrong decision of whether to buy or pass on the home.

Whether you’re looking to buy a home or sell your existing one, here are three things to know about hiring a home inspector:

Reports need to include the basics

During an inspection, the AmeriSpec team looks over an approximate thousands items during the investigation. These items can include the exterior, deck, foundation, walls, chimney, roofs, windows, doors, attics, electrical components, plumbing, HVAC, basements, crawlspaces, garages and much more. Afterward, a member of our team will give you a written, detailed report that is easy to understand.

We’re not interior designers

There is no such thing as a perfect home, and our job is to uncover dangerous, structural flaws that don’t adhere to local codes and regulations. AmeriSpec’s job is to point out these items, not whether your countertops go well with the home or any other insignificant and/or cosmetic items that won’t harm the home’s structural integrity.

You should be there for the inspection

We encourage sellers, prospective homebuyers and real estate agents to be on site while we do the inspection. We’re not just going through a pre-made list of what’s wrong with the home; we’re documenting issues and necessary repairs, how various systems should operate, and provide you with tips on increasing your home’s energy efficiency. When you’re there, handing you the final report will make our job that much more meaningful.

Have a home in Minneapolis or the Twin Cities that needs inspected? Give us a call now at 952-854-5110!

The knowledge, skill and experience required to follow these “tips” varies; if you are in doubt as to your ability to properly and safely implement these suggestions, call a qualified professional first. Every home appliance and system is different as are the problems that can affect them. Accordingly, the above-referenced tips are meant only as suggestions to be considered for the listed problems. AmeriSpec cannot be responsible for any damages arising from any actions taken pursuant to tips provided herein. This list is not exhaustive and other remedies may be needed in addition to those listed above.