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Asked by Drew Slinger, Springville, UT Fri Mar 8, 2013

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Scott Hulen, , 64068
Fri Mar 8, 2013
The purpose of the home inspection has changed greatly over the years; originally it was to put the buyers mind at ease when they were buying a home. Now its purpose is 2 fold: first it helps cover the Realtors® butt in regard to potential lawsuits and second it’s the hammer in the final piece of the negotiation. Having said the above, I think the best strategy when selling an older home is to have a pre-inspection done disclose the pre-inspection to all potential buyers, repair all necessary safety related issues, and state that other inspections are welcome and if any new safety related issues are found they will be corrected. But in inspection for the purpose of creating a wish list will not be accepted nor looked kindly upon. When you hire an inspector try to hire a engineer or architect someone with credentials is important if you have to argue about an issue.
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Tim Moore, Agent, Kitty Hawk, NC
Fri Mar 8, 2013
Yes, get one. Understand they are not Superman and can't see in walls and they are not Holmes on Homes where they see all and know all. They see things you might not but they can't find everything every time. Sometimes they bring up issues that are not real issues, but you take the good with the bad.
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