As a Seller, it’s best to hire an inspector prior to listing your property to identify things that need repairs or to disclose in the selling process.
As a Buyer, the best time to consult the inspector is right after you’ve made an offer on your new building. The real estate contract usually allows for a grace period to inspect the building. Ask your professional agent to include this inspection clause in the contract, making your purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional inspection.
As a home owner, it’s a good rule of thumb to have your home inspected every 3 to 5 years. This will help you identify small repairs, before they become larger, more costly issues, as well as ensuring the safety of your family.
As an investment property owner, it’s best to have a home inspection prior to the purchase of a property, as well as between tenants.