Friday, March 13, 2020

Unreal Expectations Of A Home Inspection

I recently had a few clients who had expectations that could not be fulfilled by a home inspection.  It became uncomfortable for me that I could not meet their expectations and having to explain to them why I couldn’t. 

There is a home inspection law in the state of New Jersey which dictates the guidelines that must be followed to perform a home inspection.  What must be understood is that the home inspection is not the last step in the process to understanding the condition of a house, but it is the beginning.    The job of the home inspector is to inform their client of the condition of the house as they see it that day.  We do not give explanations as to what caused an issue.    We can guess at it, give possibilities but cannot definitively tell a client why something happened.   That is the job of the recommended professionals.

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