Mitchell Home Inspections

In this weeks episode of Around the Block in Annapolis we chat with Cliff from Mitchell Home Inspections. If you've ever debated whether or not you should get a home inspection when buying a home you should definitely check out this episode! Cliff and the team really care about what they do and making sure that they help you, the buyer, make an informed decision about purchasing your home.

Did you have a home inspection done when you purchased your home? Was there something that your inspector shared with you about the home that you wouldn't have known otherwise? Let us know in the comments!

 I'm Cliff, with Mitchell Home Inspections and we are your extra set of eyes, so you know exactly what you're getting into when buying a home.

The thing I love about being a home inspector is actually helping clients, being there for the clients if they have any questions even after the inspection's over. To make sure that they're comfortable and know they're buying a good quality home.

I personally think home inspections are important because there are many things that even myself and the contractor, when I was doing work I never really took the time to look at certain aspects of a home, especially from a home buyer perspective. We find many little odd's and end things that most home owner don't even anticipate even finding or even thinking about that could be a potential issue down the road or a problem now that needs to be taken care of before you buy the home.

Roof issues for one, you get a lot of things even just a tiny exposed nail head can cause a leak and potential damage on dry wall beneath and installation stuff like that.

I would absolutely recommend getting a home inspection. I know friends, before I got into this business who had home inspections and even though they had a home inspection, the home inspector wasn't that good. And I had to go back and repair things he had missed. So on top of getting home inspections, I think it's definitely finding the right home inspector as well. Someone who's qualified to do the job.

One thing that we pride ourselves on at least myself, you know having the experience of doing most work as far as the home goes. I would definitely know whether or not to run for the hills and generally speaking most houses, they might need work but it's definitely work that can be fixed. And it's just a matter of whether or not the clients willing to put in the money. Or the seller willing to put in the money to sell the home.

Most times we try not to scare the person away from buying the home because generally speaking most homes are repairable. I think the purpose is to make sure that the client knows exactly what they're buying. It's one of the largest purchases you're ever going to have in your life.

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