Q & A Saturday – Should I Get a Home Inspection?

Welcome to our Q & A Saturday video.

In these Q & A Videos we will answer your questions about real estate.  Any real estate related topic from questions about selling your house, buying a house, real estate investor questions, land lording questions, local market questions and many others things are all fair game. 

Today’s question is “Should I Get a Home Inspection?

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In this video Shaun discusses some of the concerns with skipping a home inspection.


Some of the main points covered in this video are:

1)      Why people have been waiving home inspections

2)      Why this is not a good idea

3)      What to look for in an inspector

4)      Think NOT an alarmist!

5)      Advantages to selling to an investor that would waive the inspection and buy the house as is


Over the last few years it has been common to waive inspections to make offers look stronger and to compete with a lot of other buyers for limited inventory.  As the markets have weakened a little and there is more inventory that is not a great idea most of the time.  If you are very experienced in construction or building trades you might be able to adequately do your own inspection but most people need a more knowledgeable person to assist.  Unfortunately there are many bad inspectors out there that can be alarmists and scare a buyer off with minor things that they do not explain to their clients well.

Investors like us do usually waive inspection and would be very interested in buying your property and can buy it from you quickly with little hassle.  If you have a house you would like to sell schedule a consultation with us today to see how we can help you.


Hope you enjoyed the video and leave any other questions you have about the topic below or any other topics you would like to see covered in future videos.  I encourage anyone that has things they would like to talk about to let me know what they are.  You can always fill out a contact us form here and put Q & A in the subject, just leave a comment with your questions below here, send an email to info@masshomesale.com, or post it on our Facebook page or Twitter account.


Resources mentioned in the video and some other useful resources and good articles:

–          Massachusetts Consumer Fact Sheet for Home Inspectors

–          Good article explaining the process and Legal aspects of home inspection in MA





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