In a competitive real estate market, homebuyers are often tempted to forego the home inspection. Why? Some people think that taking a property inspection out of the equation acts as leverage for getting an offer noticed or accepted. Other people simply do not want to pay for the home inspection itself. However, we at Burgess Inspections, Inc. want to give you a few reasons why you should ALWAYS get a home inspection when purchasing a new property.


1. Protect yourself.

When you enter into a contract, you want to limit the amount of liability in your real estate transaction. Buying a house is a big decision with a big price tag, so you don’t want to enter into a deal lightly or without information. A home inspection arms you against potential issues with the house.

2. Know what you’re getting into.

A home inspection from a quality inspector like Burgess Inspections, Inc. includes a thorough analysis of the property, and then the inspector presents you with a detailed report. This report can help you see the home’s issues you didn’t anticipate or didn’t see when you first saw the home. With this report, you can decide whether to back out of the contract or to use it for further negotiations.

3. Make solid real estate decisions.

You can have confidence in your home-buying decisions when you are armed with information from a home inspection. While buying a house can still be a scary process, you eliminate much of the worry knowing that a professional has examined the property.

The bottom line is this: Don’t pass on your right to a home inspection—no matter how much you want the deal to go through. To schedule a home inspection or ask questions about our specialty inspection services, contact Burgess Inspections, Inc. at (804) 794-1423. We can answer all your questions and get you on your way to purchasing your new Virginia home.

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