Can I Perform an Inspection Myself or Should I Hire an Expert?

Can I Perform an Inspection Myself or Should I Hire an Expert?

It is imperative to perform an inspection when you buy real estate! If you are planning on buying or selling a home in the near future, it is a good idea to perform an inspection of the property before the transaction is complete. While you may feel like you can perform the inspection yourself, it’s wise to have a professional conduct one for you. This is because you could miss something in your rush to finalize the sale of your home or close on the purchase of your next house.

Benefits of Using a Professional

One of the many potential benefits of using a professional to perform an inspection is the fact that they will provide an objective overview of the property. If you are present during the inspection, a professional may go into detail about why the home is in good condition or why it may need repairs. Having this information allows you to make an educated decision about buying a home. It can also help you provide better information to those who are thinking about buying your home.

Can I Perform an Inspection Myself: Are You Capable of Doing the Inspection Safely?

If you don’t have the proper tools and equipment, it can be dangerous to enter a crawlspace or other confined spaces in a home yourself. Attempting to walk on a roof can also be dangerous if you don’t have the tools and experience to do so properly. Your safety is crucial so it’s better to hire a professional with the proper tools and safety equipment rather than risk injuring yourself. Evaluate where you need to inspect and if it’s safe for you to go there.

Can I Perform an Inspection Myself: Know What to Look For

It’s important to understand the signs of electrical issues. Some of these signs include corroded wires, lights that flicker and a general burning smell in a given space. You’ll also want to check for stains on the ceiling or walls that could indicate the presence of water damage. Greasy streaks on the floors could indicate the rodents such as mice or rats currently live in the home.

The Consequences of Missing Something

If you fail to find signs of damage in a home, you may be on the hook for repairing a leaky roof or a cracked foundation. This may be true whether the damage was present in your own home or in one that you eventually purchased.

Ideally, a home inspection will be performed by a professional who knows what they are looking at. While doing an inspection yourself may be less expensive, there is a greater chance that you’ll make a mistake or put yourself in harm’s way. Make the investment to hire a professional and stay safe.

You might also be interested in this article: How Can I Avoid Expensive Home Damage Caused by Weather

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$3,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,800
SQFT
1226 Miracle Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33901
BECKLERS RIVERSIDE ADD Subdivision
$1,800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,740
SQFT
3560 Stuart Ct
Fort Myers, FL 33901
STUART SUBDIVISION Subdivision
$745,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,730
SQFT
1225 Osceola Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
RIVERSIDE Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$3,800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
8,600
SQFT
1210 Gasparilla Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
YORK MANOR Subdivision
$579,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,006
SQFT
1235 Osceola Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
RIVERSIDE Subdivision
$15,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
11
TOTAL BATHS
10,493
SQFT
1240 Coconut Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
PALM GARDENS Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,015
SQFT
1250 Gasparilla Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
YORK MANOR Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$779,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,564
SQFT
1307 Plumosa Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
RIVERSIDE Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,199,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,707
SQFT
1203 Shadow Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33901
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES Subdivision
New Listing - 6 hours online
$825,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,320
SQFT
1254 Braman Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
BECKLERS RIVERSIDE ADD Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$299,999
Land For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
0.44
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1318 Bougainvillea St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
RIVERSIDE Subdivision
New Listing - 3 hours online
$525,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,184
SQFT
11 W Braman Ct
Fort Myers, FL 33901
BRAMAN COURT Subdivision
$729,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,232
SQFT
1335 Florida Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
YORK MANOR Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$539,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,198
SQFT
1331 Caloosa Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
RIVERSIDE Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$442,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,628
SQFT
1344 Coconut Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
FORT MYERS Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$1,395,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,952
SQFT
1126 Tipton Ct
Fort Myers, FL 33901
FORT MYERS Subdivision
$299,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,875
SQFT
1239 Sunbury Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
LA CHELLE MANOR Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$2,299,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,127
SQFT
1130 Tipton Ct
Fort Myers, FL 33901
HAROLD AVE SUBD Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,286
SQFT
3706 Oxford St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
BURTWOOD Subdivision
$2,145,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,939
SQFT
2806 Valencia Way
Fort Myers, FL 33901
LYNNS ADD Subdivision

New Listing - a week online
$495,000
Land For Sale
Pending
10
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
Southside Gardens
Fort Myers, FL 33916
SOUTHSIDE GARDENS Subdivision
$2,000,000
Land For Sale
Active
5.791
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
3480 Hancock Bridge Pky
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
NORTH FORT MYERS Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$979,895
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,578
SQFT
6650 Idlewild St
Fort Myers, FL 33966
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,590,000
Land For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
5.1
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
4011 Colonial Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33966
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$10,950,000
Land For Sale
Active
40.4
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
3970 Colonial Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33966
FORT MYERS Subdivision
$987,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,531
SQFT
7200 Carousel Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33966
ACREAGE Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$1,300,000
Land For Sale
Active
5
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1590 Judd Rd
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
ACREAGE Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$910,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,556
SQFT
12382 Honeysuckle Rd
Fort Myers, FL 33966
FORT MYERS Subdivision
$1,650,000
Land For Sale
Active
6.1376
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
760 NE 19th Pl
Cape Coral, FL 33909
CAPE CORAL Subdivision
$7,480,250
Land For Sale
Active
15.82
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2015 NE Pine Island Rd
Cape Coral, FL 33909
CAPE CORAL Subdivision
$2,250,000
Land For Sale
Active
8.3605
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2400 Diplomat Pky E
Cape Coral, FL 33909
CAPE CORAL Subdivision
Foreclosure
$265,000
Land For Sale
Pending
10.825
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
7396 Coon Rd
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
 
$349,000
Land For Sale
Active
5.17
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
13001 Shire Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33912
METES AND BOUNDS Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$2,335,000
Land For Sale
Active
5.3559
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
927 Santa Barbara Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33991
CAPE CORAL Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$619,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,705
SQFT
12350 Musket Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33912
COLONIAL FARMS Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$674,900
Land For Sale
Active
25.53
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
4640 Dor Lee Ln
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
NORTH FORT MYERS Subdivision
$849,500
Land For Sale
Active
10.8
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1413, 1423, 1427 & 1445 Laurel Dr
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
NORTH FORT MYERS Subdivision
$359,500
Land For Sale
Active
5
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1445 Laurel Dr
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
NORTH FORT MYERS Subdivision
$6,500,000
Land For Sale
Active
15
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
2525 SW 3rd Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33914
CAPE CORAL Subdivision
$2,300,000
Land For Sale
Active
10
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
13250 Apaloosa Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33912
FORT MYERS Subdivision
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