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Why You Should Inspect Your Home with John Schaefer of Schaefer Home Inspections

By Jon Schaefer

Tell us a little bit about your company and its foundation.

Schaefer Home Inspections offers thorough and thoughtful inspections for potential home buyers and sellers. The home buying/selling process can very exciting but can also be stressful and overwhelming. Schaefer Home Inspections strives to provide an impartial and fair inspection to our clients with all the necessary information and knowledge about a home before they make a commitment to buy.

In general, how often do you recommend people inspect their homes?

Home inspections typically take place during the buying/selling process. Schaefer Home Inspections also offers Radon and water testing as part of the home inspection process. The testing of these items tends to be more variable and can change over time so retesting is recommended in certain instances.

What is a generalized list of reasons as to why people should have their homes inspected?

The purpose of the home inspection is to educate the client about the general condition of the home and to point out potential structural and mechanical issues. It is also an opportunity to educate clients on maintenance concerns and help identify potential fire, health and safety concerns.

What value does a home receive from an inspection, if any?

The value of the home inspection lies in the information and education provided during the course of the inspection and can also act as a negotiating tool when comes to buying/selling process.

Is the home inspection process lengthy?

The home inspection process is generally 2-3 hours and provides a snapshot of the general condition of the home. It also varies quite a bit based on the size of the home, the age and condition of the home. Schafer Home Inspections lets the home and it's condition determine the length of the inspection.

What are some potential negative situations you've seen occur because someone did not get a home inspection when they should have?

The most common negative situation that occurs from not getting an inspection prior to buying a home is not knowing the condition of the home. House can be full of surprises and the inspection process is a good tool for revealing those surprises and creating a good understanding of what it is that you are buying.

What's the best way for people to get in contact with you and your company?

The best way to get in touch with Schaefer Home Home Inspections is by email, schaeferhomeinspections@gmail or by phone, 802.999.3290.

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