We recommend the following:
- Do NOT make verbal representations about the condition of the home.
- Do NOT negotiate with the inspector over his findings.
- Do NOT hide defects. This could result in future liability.
- Do NOT expect to know the results of the inspection immediately. The inspection report (if paid for by the Buyer) is confidential for the Buyer. In most cases, a copy of the inspection report will be made available to the Seller or Seller’s Real Estate Agent at a later date.
- If possible, do not interfere with the inspector and the Buyer. The inspector is there both to assess the condition of your home and to provide reassurance to the Buyer. Interference by the Seller/homeowner normally makes the new home Buyer more apprehensive because they sense the existing owner is trying to hide something.