Preparing For Your Home Inspection

Friday, March 08, 2019 Home Buying, Inspections By: webadmin

Home Inspector looking at exterior of home with male and female buyers

How to Prepare for Your Home Inspection


Home inspections can be more than a little daunting. Especially if you’re a first-time buyer, you may not know how the inspection process works, or what to expect. At True Blue Real Estate, our approach to inspections is to educate our clients, simplify the process, and provide careful guidance every step of the way.


We start by matching you up with an excellent, thorough, and thoroughly professional home inspector—someone who understands your perspective and will be ready to explain unclear results, put things in context for you, and help you understand what to do next. We’ll also give you a detailed timeline for the home inspection and follow-up steps, and a roadmap of the likely end results and how to respond to them.


In order to use those tools, though, you also need to be prepared. We’ve gathered a few resources here to help you get ready for your home inspection so that you have a clearer sense of what’s likely to happen and how you can make the most of the inspection results.


The most important thing to remember is not to be shy before, during, or after the inspection. Ask lots of questions, attend the inspection, and come prepared to learn. Discuss what you see with the inspector and then with your True Blue realtor afterward, until you feel that you have a firm grasp of what you need to know.


You can and should read on. Start with this excellent article from Realtor Magazine, and maybe check out this piece from realtor.com


You can also watch a video we put together with Jay Eberhardt, featuring Tom Tews from The Brickkicker, one of the nation’s leading building inspection organizations. It provides a perfect, accessible summary of what to expect at your home inspection, how to handle that all-important communication with your inspector and realtor, and what the process will teach you.


Still have more questions about home inspections in Wisconsin?  We would love to help! Get in touch.