245 Bennett Street
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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Home Inspections

Once you are under contract, you should hire a professional home inspector. Inspections should be scheduled within the due diligence period to give you time to review the inspector's findings before committing to the purchase.

Typically you and your REALTOR® will meet the inspector on the property after the inspection is complete to review the findings. The inspector prepares a formal report and will submit it to you within a day or two after the inspection meeting.

It’s very important that you are aware of major problems before, rather than after the home is purchased. Once the inspection is complete, the agent will help you prepare a list of any necessary repairs. If the inspection report uncovers standard issues, it is recommended to ask the seller to repair the items before closing.

If more significant issues are uncovered, you can either back out of the contract, ask for the repairs to be made, or ask the agent to help renegotiate the contract to reflect the home's deficiencies. Even if the home inspection doesn’t uncover anything significant, the peace of mind it provides is still worth the cost.

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