A home inspection from Metro Property Inspection will help you, a home buyer or seller, to make a more informed decision about the Kansas City home in question. If you’re wondering what to expect from a home inspection in Kansas City, you’re in the right place.
The job of a certified home inspector in Kansas City is to identify potential issues in a home, plus give the potential home buyer and their real estate agent a better idea of the ongoing maintenance the property will require.
When buying a home and learning what to expect from a home inspection, any real estate professional will encourage you to have your chosen home inspected by a home inspector. Not only is it a great educational experience for first-time homeowners, but it can save you thousands of dollars in unforeseen repairs.
What Is A Home Inspection?
A home inspection is a visual assessment of a home’s physical structure, mechanical systems, and more. Common areas a home inspector will focus on will include the roof, plumbing, electrical, efficiency, and more.
A certified home inspector will check that all major appliances included in the home’s purchase are functional, and do an extensive test of the air conditioning and heating system. Examining the plumbing and electrical systems, inspecting the insulation and foundation, and check all drainage systems are also essential steps to any home inspection.
The goal of your home inspection is to uncover issues with your chosen home that you might not notice without a trained eye, that’s where a home inspector comes in. Metro Property Inspection’s home inspectors are always learning, growing, and expanding their skills and awareness to see all observations in a home that will be valuable information to a potential home buyer. Our goal is continue to exceed expectations of what to expect from a home inspection in Kansas City. It’s important to note that a home inspector’s job does not include giving their opinion, including whether or not they believe you should or should not purchase the home, but rather inform you of the status and health of the home.
When Does A Home Inspection Happen?
Home inspections in Kansas City happen within a 10 day inspection period once you place an offer on a home. When working with a real estate agent, they will guide and manage you through the home inspection process. Real estate agents will be able to help you better understand any questions you might have during a home inspection, and better bridge the gap between the sometimes intimidating real estate industry and you, the home buyer.
Hiring A Home Inspector
As a home buyer, it’s on you to find and hire your home inspector. At Metro Property Inspection, we have a personal relationship with most real estate agents in the Kansas City market, so they will also be able to help guide you in your home inspector search if you so choose. Be careful choosing your home inspector though. Because home inspectors are not federally regulated, it is easy to hire an uneducated and unqualified home inspector, which can be a poor investment as well as cost you valuable finances down the road due to not having a quality report on your new home.
Metro Property Inspection works diligently to continue training and educating our home inspectors, to ensure they are always the best at what they do. All of Metro Property Inspection’s home inspectors are also certified through the American Home Inspector’s Training organization, the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), and Certified Inspection Experts through InterNACHI.
We also encourage all potential home buyers to learn what kind of report they will receive when hiring a home inspection company because the quality and depth can vary. At Metro Property Inspection, all of our reports are digital and interactive. They include links to our extensive video library, where we further help guide new homeowners in how to best care for and repair any observations we report on in your new home.
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Unfortunately, due to our unregulated home inspection industry, you often get what you pay for. In most cases, the less you pay a home inspector, the less detailed and quality report you will receive.
At Metro Property Inspection, we have priced our home inspections in a way that allows our inspectors to take the time they need to provide you with the most extensive and informative report possible, while also staying competitive in our market to help save you money.
What Happens During A Home Inspection?
A home inspection from Metro Property Inspection lasts three to four hours, depending on the square footage of the home. During that time, the home inspector will create an in-depth report of all areas of the home, including the foundation, plumbing systems, HVAC systems, electrical systems, appliances, radon levels, mold levels, and more.
Once your home inspector has completed the home inspection, he will provide a walk-through for you, the potential home buyer, and your real estate agent. The home inspector will take this time to show you specific areas of the report and your home, answering any questions you or your realtor might have regarding the inspector’s observations.
How To Schedule A Home Inspection?
When scheduling a home inspection with Metro Property Inspection, you have two options; you can call or text us at 913-390-9001, or schedule your home inspection with our online scheduler.
From our entire team of certified home inspectors here at Metro Property Inspection, we are excited and honored to serve you and the rest of Kansas City’s real estate industry.
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