The Importance of Inspection when Buying a Home in Brentwood Tn

Brian Patterson, Licensed Real Estate Broker Serving NashvilleFranklinBrentwood & Spring Hill, TN - Call Today!  615.438.4941

An important step of buying a home in Brentwood TN is to have an inspection done on the physical condition of the house  - and should be included in your purchase contract as a condition of closing the sale.  

Brentwood TN Home Buyers should Hire a Professional Inspector

Hire a professional inspector to look for defects or malfunctions in the building's structure, systems, and physical components, including such items as: roof, plumbing, electrical and heating/cooling systems, floor surfaces and paint, windows and doors, and foundation, and detect pest infestations or dry rot and similar damage. 

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An inspection is an opportunity to have an expert look closely at the property you are considering buying and getting both a verbal and written opinion of it's condition. The inspector should also examine the land around the Brentwood TN real estate property for issues concerning grading, drainage, retaining walls, and plants affecting the house.

A home inspection is "Not an Option"

A home inspection is something you must do when buying a home in Brentwood TN or anywhere else for that matter.  As a buyer, you are entitled to know exactly what you are getting.  Don’t take anything for granted, not even what you see - or what the seller or the Brentwood TN listing agent tell you.

Make sure you can be present with the home inspector during the inspection, so that you have an opportunity to ask questions about the property and get answers that are unbiased.  And once the inspection is complete, review the inspection report carefully.

Demand an Inspection When Presenting Your Offer

As a Brentwood TN home buyer, you have to demand an inspection when you present your offer.  It must be written in as a contingency.  If the inspection report shows the house is in good condition, you can proceed with the purchase, knowing that you're getting what you paid for.  

If the inspection uncovers hidden problems, such as an out-dated plumbing system or major termite damage, you can either negotiate to have the seller pay for necessary repairs or to lower the purchase price.  Or you can back out of the deal, assuming there is a contingency written in the contract that allows you to do so.


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Brian Patterson, Associate Broker - Serving the Greater Nashville AreaWhether you are ready to buy a home in Brentwood TNsell your existing home, or invest in Nashville area real estate, our team of experienced real estate professionals will work relentlessly to make sure your home buying experience is a positive and rewarding one!  

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RE/MAX Fine Homes
1624 Westgate Circle Suite 125 
Brentwood, Tn 37027
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