It might seem like a no brainer for a licensed home inspector to decide to forego having a home inspection done. After all, that individual has the knowledge and the license to do the inspection themselves. However, there is an argument to be made that it’s still a good idea for an inspector to have an inspection done by another inspector on a home that they are purchasing.
Perhaps the most practical reason would be to consider the value of the documentation that the inspection report provides. The inspection report can be a useful tool in negotiating the price of a purchase or requesting repairs from a seller. Our Repair Request Builder is particularly useful in this case as it allows you to create a PDF of the items to share with the listing agent or seller without sending the complete report. This can also be helpful if a home warranty claim is submitted after the real estate transaction has closed.
Buying a home can be an extremely emotional process. Buyers often get caught up in the excitement of turning the house into their own home. In that excitement, it can be difficult to view the home objectively so it may benefit the client to take a step back and allow another set of eyes to evaluate the condition of those important systems. Buying a home is one of the biggest investments one can make. Having the home inspected is certainly worth the cost to have the knowledge and documentation if the need arises.