What You Should Do After Your Home Inspection Report Is Delivered

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I am an ASHI certified home inspector at True Blue Home Inspections. I can provide a comprehensive home inspection and report on all types of properties in Chicago and the suburbs. I am available to the client should they have questions about negotiated repairs or planned upgrades. As an expert in the field, I want to keep my clients informed about how their home inspector can help them understand their reports. 

1. Have a clear description of the problem at hand
The first thing my client should do is make clear descriptions of the problem at hand. Whether it is a poorly executed or unfinished repair by the seller, a newly discovered defect during the final walk-through, proposals from contractors for upgrades, and questionable repairs performed by the selected contractors, it is up to the client to be aware and talk to the home inspector about the necessary issues. 

2. Ensure the home inspector is with them for the final walk 
This is so they can contact the inspector if new defects are discovered, or repairs are poorly done. A phone call, texted photos, or a video call can share the details of the problem with the inspector. After the closing and possession is gained, they should remain in touch with their inspector should there be complications with the planned upgrades. If those upgraded repairs do not appear to be properly done, they should ask their inspector for their opinion.

3. Thoroughly read the entire inspection report
Thoroughly read the entire inspection report, not just the summary. There may be other details the inspector left in the body of the report that may be helpful in planning upgrades. Contact the home inspector if they have any questions about the recommendations in the report. Not all noted defects present a serious problem, and many will be regular maintenance issues that the buyer should prefer to address themselves. If contractors propose repairs that seem excessive, contact the inspector to learn if these are really needed.

4. Keep in touch with the home inspector
Many home buyers fail to stay in touch with their inspector after the sale is completed. This may give them the feeling of being alone as they move forward with their home repairs and upgrades. Please note that inspectors are not supposed to recommend contractors as it presents a conflict of interest against which there are strict rules. However, they can advise you on contractors that you find yourself.

5. Keep the inspection report safe
The first tip is to keep the inspection report available for easy reference. This may be a good background source as they make plans for upgrades/repairs. It may also be helpful to contractors as they can see what the conditions were at the time of the inspection. Not all inspectors remain available to their clients after the report is delivered. Having the report can act as a guide when making decisions, even without a home inspector’s help. 

If you are looking for an ASHI certified home inspector in Chicago, Illinois, reach out to me at True Blue Home Inspections. My purpose is to provide the most reliable and accurate information about the property that I can to my clients. By giving them a highly trained, unbiased perspective, I strive to offer clarity, direction, and peace of mind to the home buyer. I focus on safety issues and the proper function of all systems and components. I offer services like home buyer inspection, home seller pre-listing inspection and consultation, indoor air quality, commercial lite, etc., to the entire Chicagoland area, including the following cities and suburbs: Berwyn, Chicago, Cicero, Des Plaines, Elmwood Park, Evanston, Franklin Park, Glencoe, Glenview, Harwood Heights, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Norridge, Northbrook, Northfield, Oak Park, Park Ridge, River Grove, Schiller Park, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka. 

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