BUYERS: A General Inspection is a visual inspection for system and major accessible component defects and safety issues. The inspection is not technically exhaustive. The home inspection is designed to reflect the visible condition of the home at the time of inspection. Conditions can change in a only a day or two, so a home inspection is not meant to guarantee what condition the home will be in when the transaction closes. It's not uncommon for conditions to change between the time of inspection and the closing date.
SELLERS: A pre-listing inspection is a great way to avoid headaches and potential road blocks in your selling process. It is not uncommon for a home inspector to discover defects that the homeowner was completely unaware of. A pre listing inspection will help you prepare well in advance instead of in the final hours at the negotiation table.