I’m in the process of buying my first house so I’m experiencing everything for the first time and kind of learning as I go. I’m not embarrassed to say that my mechanical skills are horrible, my ability to fix problems related to plumbing or electrical issues is non existent.
For this reason, getting a certified home inspection was an absolute necessity for me. The inspection went very well, a few issues with the wiring in the electrical box, minor plumbing leaks, and he recommended the seller replace the hot water heater. The seller agreed to fix everything and replace the hwh so everything is great.
I asked my Realtor when the final inspection is and he tells me that the certified inspector won’t be coming back to check on the seller’s changes. The realtor told me that it is our job to walk around and judge for ourselves based on the inspectors recommendations whether things were fixed appropriately.My realtor said followup inspections are rare.
I just don’t get it. I’ve asked for an expert’s help to determine the problems with the house because I’m not capable of identifying or recommending a fix for these problems. Now I find out that I’m expected to be able to determine whether things are fixed appropriately or not. I know that the inspector doesn’t work for free and neither do I. I just wish that he would have quoted me a follow up inspection price after he finished the first one. One of my issues was a potential safety hazard regarding improper wiring in the electrical box. You think that he would care about something like that being done properly not because he is a certified inspector, but because he is human.
Maybe it is all about the money.