Home Inspector Performing a Home Buyer Inspection

Understanding the Different Types of Home Inspections

When Should I get a Home Inspection?

Home inspections are common when looking at purchasing a home, but home inspections can be beneficial for others, as well. Perhaps you are looking to sell your home and want to know what to expect once it’s listed, or maybe you have no plans to move and just want to have peace-of-mind about your current property. There’s an inspection to cover all of that, as well. Take a look below as we explain the different types of home inspections and their benefits. 

Home Inspector Performing a Home Buyer Inspection

Home Buyer Inspections: 

A Home Buyer Inspection takes place once a purchase agreement has been signed, but before officially closing on the home. A Home Buyer Inspection provides a non-invasive look at the home’s condition at the time your inspector visits. While it is not a warranty or a guarantee, it can help future owners familiarize themselves with the property and determine if the dollars make cents. With Trademark Inspection Services, all buyers do receive a free 30-day warranty to help protect you. Plus, you get our Buyer Protection Guarantee, which means that if the first home you have inspected does not go through for any reason, we will give you $100 off of your second inspection. 

Pre-Listing Inspections:

If you are looking to sell your home and want to eliminate conditional offers and surprises, this is for you! This inspection can assure your own peace of mind before you list the home, and allow you to fix things that might be potential issues. Homes that have a pre-listing inspection done tend to sell faster than those that do not, and for more money. 

Home Maintenance Inspections: 

Home Maintenance Inspections are just like a person getting a yearly physical. These inspections are great for identifying potential issues before they become major problems. If your home is a new-build, you’ll want to consider having one around 11 months after you move in, to ensure that any issues can be fixed before your 12-month warranty expires.

For any of these inspection types, it is important to note that we encourage the client to attend the inspection. Another thing to note is that these are different from city or code inspections. In order to see if the home is up to code, we recommend reaching out to your city for that information.