Madison first time home buyer step #3: hire the right home inspector

Planning to buy your first home in Madison, WI? We’ve covered how getting your mortgage pre-approval and hiring the right buyer agent are two important steps in your journey toward home ownership.

Another important step is to hire the right home inspector. Your home inspector should be extremely thorough and willing to share his knowledge about maintaining a home.

Your inspector should use the latest technologies, such as a thermal imaging camera. A thermal imaging camera can detect moisture problems that can’t be seen by the naked eye.

Your inspector should also document all defects with a digital camera. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Sellers are more likely to agree with a finding when a picture clearly exposes the defect. The photos will help your buyer agent advocate for your goals as you negotiate the follow up to your inspection.

Do you have questions about buying a home in Madison? Feel free to contact us. We’ll be happy to sit down with you and offer our thoughts on how you can move forward with this very exciting milestone in your life.

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The real estate team at Keller Williams Realty, Madison, WI



About Dan Miller, RE/MAX Preferred

Madison WI real estate agent with RE/MAX Preferred and the Mad City Dream Homes real estate team. Visit me at
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