Most people get a property inspection when they buy a property, whether they pay for it, or the sellers pay for it. The inspection pretty much always finds stuff, and it is definitely better to know what needs attention before going ahead with the purchase. In our region, the Bay Area of San Francisco, inspections are done ahead of time by the sellers in order to increase the chance to receive an offer that is "as is", without inspection contingencies. Without a "pre-sale" property inspection, it is almost certain that a buyer would put a contingency in their offer to obtain an inspection, and that leaves the door open for a new round of negotiations later down the line.
In fact it is also good to have a property inspection on your house, even if you are not going to sell it. Inspectors always find things to report, and it is better to know of a problem before it gets expensive to address. Just like you do a medical physical check-up on your body regularly, it is a good idea to obtain a check-up on your house.
For professionals performing inspections just text/email me. I can definitely help you with that, and help you sift through the results of the inspections to flag the most urgent problems to address.
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