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Questions to ask your home inspector before buying a home in Charlotte County, FL

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When you buy a Charlotte County, Florida home, you need to know exactly what you’re buying. Imagine how frustrated you’d be to find out that the hot water heater wasn’t working—in the middle of a shower! This is why you should have a home inspection before you buy your home. A home inspection is an important part of buying your home. Before you hire a home inspector, ask candidates a few questions to make sure you hire a trustworthy inspector.

What does your inspection cover? Not all inspections are the same. If you are concerned about something specific, like a leaky faucet in the bathroom, mention that to the inspector so they can check it out.

Are you licensed or certified? In the state of Florida you can search for a licensed inspector at the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations –

What kind of report will you give me? You should expect a written report detailing what the inspector found. Most inspectors will give you a typed report within a day or two of the inspection. Make sure the inspector will be available to explain anything on the report that doesn’t make sense to you.

Will I be able to attend the inspection? If the inspector refuses to let you be present during the home inspection, find someone else. This is your chance to know exactly what you are buying and what potential repairs you or the seller will have to make.

As your real estate agent, I will guide you through the home buying process. Let me help you find your new Charlotte County home. Call me today at 941-276-6185 or email me at

Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Re/Max Palm Realty,


Author: tammyhayes

I am a residential realtor serving Charlotte and Sarasota Counties in sunny, southwest Florida. Contact me for all of your real estate needs. I am professional, ethical, informational, and understanding. I will be with you to assist you every step of the way. Whether you are buying or selling a home, I can help.

One thought on “Questions to ask your home inspector before buying a home in Charlotte County, FL

  1. Good advice. We used a home inspector recently to take a look at a double wide we were buying in a 55+ park. Well worth the $300 investment to get the peace of mind that there were no major issues. They found some small things but they can all be corrected w/o a lot of additional expense. Always a good idea to make an offer contingent on the results of an inspection so that if anything significant IS found, you can either walk away from the deal or renegotiate w/ the seller to cover necessary repairs.

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