A home inspection is an important step in any real estate transaction, and it’s also one that intimidates many buyers. It doesn’t have to be intimidating when you know exactly what to expect. It’s important to understand that the purpose of a home inspection is to arm you with information about the home you want to purchase. All-Pro Home Inspections understands the significance of the decision to purchase a home, and we will provide you with the information and tools that you need to make that decision. Let’s talk about three common home inspection myths and the truth behind them.

General Home Inspections

Myth #1: A House Will Either Pass or Fail the Inspection

The truth is that a home does not pass or fail an inspection. The home inspector’s job is to objectively assess the condition of the home and report these findings to all parties involved. At All-Pro Home Inspections, our years of experience and use of advanced technology have equipped our certified inspectors to deliver a thorough structural and mechanical analysis of each home. We have completed over 25,000 home inspections, helping buyers to make confident decisions with fewer surprises at the closing. 

Myth #2: Buyers Cannot Be Present at the Home Inspection

Not only is it not true that buyers cannot be present, but we actually encourage you to attend the home inspection. This will benefit you as the inspector can point out any areas of concern directly to you, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any issues concerning the home. Even if you are unable to attend the entire inspection, you can arrive while the inspection is already in progress to speak with the inspector.

Myth #3: A Home Inspection Serves as an Appraisal for the Home

A home inspection is not the same as a home appraisal. The home inspector is not assigning a value to the home as an appraiser would, but instead is assessing the condition of the home. An appraiser and an inspector will both assess the property, but for different reasons that will benefit the buyer in different ways. Unlike an inspection, the appraisal is influenced by factors other than the condition of the home.

Schedule Your Complete Home Inspection

All-Pro Home Inspections will help you make wise real estate decisions with one of our inspections, providing you with a thorough assessment down to the very last detail. In addition to complete home inspections, we offer new construction inspections, sewer line evaluations, and much more. Contact us today at (615) 337-1277 to get a quote or schedule your inspection. We serve residents in Nashville and the surrounding areas of Franklin, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet, and Murfreesboro, as well as the counties of Davidson, Robertson, Sumner, Wilson, Rutherford, Williamson, and Cheatham.