The purpose of a house inspection is to evaluate the major systems and components of a property and to report their condition. This can give you peace of mind regarding one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime.
On an average size house, an inspection will take 1 1/2 – 3 hours depending upon the condition and age of the home and any additional structures or amenities to be inspected.
The American Society of Home Inspectors has established a Standard of inspection that has been adopted by the State of Arizona. These standards define what we are required to inspect and report on as part of the inspection process. More importantly, they define what we are not required to inspect. It is important that you review the Standards so you understand what the process covers.
It is common for the buyers and/or their agents to arrive at the end of a home inspection to review the results and have any questions answered on site.
Once the house inspection is completed a report is compiled including the items discovered and the report is e-mailed out the same day.
After the inspection your Realtor will communicate with you to create a BINSR – Buyers Inspection Notification Sellers Response. This is a document that includes any repair or allowance requests you choose to address with the seller.