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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$315,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,210
SQFT
1916 SW 12th Ter
Cape Coral, FL 33991
CAPE CORAL Subdivision
$13,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.1842
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
7030 Papaya- Was Penrose Ave
Bokeelia, FL 33922
SUNDIET VILLAGE Subdivision
$944,242
Land For Sale
Active
31.58
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
Access Undetermined
Bokeelia, FL 33922
FOSTERS MRS LENA SUBDIVISION Subdivision
$7,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 41, Unit 5285
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$4,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 48, Unit 5190l
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$10,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,900
SQFT
South Seas Island Resort #1504 week 38
1501 South Seas Plantation Rd 1504 Week 38
Captiva, FL 33924
$675,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,852
SQFT
Riva Del Lago #PH32
14380 Riva Del Lago Dr Ph32
Fort Myers, FL 33907
$6,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 34, Unit 5265
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$5,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 37, Unit 5366
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$6,999
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 43, Unit 5344l L L
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$9,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 41, Unit 5187
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$8,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 40, Unit 5248l
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$6,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 35, Unit 5248l
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
Price Change - 13 hours ago
$8,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 51, Unit 5182l
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$5,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 20, Unit 5284
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$8,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 34, Unit 5385
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$8,800
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 37, Unit 5364
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$8,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 29, Unit 5365
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$49,900
Land For Sale
Pending
0.0429
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
19681 Summerlin Lot 7 Rd
Fort Myers, FL 33908
PALMETTO PALMS R V Subdivision
$349,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,663
SQFT
Riviera #505
2743 1st St 505
Fort Myers, FL 33916

$944,242
Land For Sale
Active
31.58
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
Access Undetermined
Bokeelia, FL 33922
FOSTERS MRS LENA SUBDIVISION Subdivision
$445,000
Land For Sale
Active
7
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
7 Cayo Costa
Cayo Costa, FL 33924
PEJUAN SHORES UNREC Subdivision
$524,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,312
SQFT
18241 Misty Morning Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33913
WILDCAT FARMS Subdivision
$429,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,308
SQFT
23950 Linda Lee Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913
WILDCAT FARMS Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$164,900
Mobile Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,296
SQFT
23715 Tinas Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33913
FORT MYERS Subdivision
$599,000
Land For Sale
Active
23.12
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
21051 Lazy D Farm Rd
Estero, FL 33928
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$245,000
Mobile Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,296
SQFT
23405 Linda Lee Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
$18,000,000
Land For Sale
Active
14.14
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
Captiva Key
Captiva, FL 33924
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
$149,900
Land For Sale
Active
10
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
22751 Mulholland Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33913
WILDCAT FARMS Subdivision
$69,000
Land For Sale
Active
6.81
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
22910 Tinas Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33913
LEHIGH ACRES Subdivision
$627,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,800
SQFT
23730 Palm Beach Blvd
Alva, FL 33920
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
$598,000
Land For Sale
Active
20.04
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
23680 Palm Beach Blvd
Alva, FL 33920
ALVA Subdivision
$18,000,000
Land For Sale
Active
14.14
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
Address Withheld
Captiva, FL 33924
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
$3,700,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,431
SQFT
12900 S Banks Dr
Upper Captiva, FL 33924
UPPER CAPTIVA SHORES Subdivision
$475,000
Land For Sale
Active
15
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
23600 Palm Beach Blvd
Alva, FL 33920
ALVA Subdivision
$598,000
Land For Sale
Active
20
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
23590 Palm Beach Blvd
Alva, FL 33920
ACREAGE Subdivision
Foreclosure
$699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,038
SQFT
2440 Moore Ave
Alva, FL 33920
ALVA Subdivision
$299,000
Land For Sale
Active
15
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
22301 N River Rd
Alva, FL 33920
ALVA Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$499,000
Land For Sale
Active
120
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1 West Part Island
Bokeelia, FL 33922
NOT APPLICABLE Subdivision
$585,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,279
SQFT
3704 E 23rd St
Alva, FL 33920
ALVA Subdivision
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