We do a top to bottom inspection of all residential structures from a New Construction to a Fixer Upper
Know exactly what you are getting into. A small price now may save an expensive 'surprise' after purchasing.
Pictured below was a 1.5 foot vertical crack in one of the sewer drain lines with an active leak. Likely unnoticed for years. I also noted foundation settlement related to this leak.
My Client was able to renegotiate the purchase price to the damaged sewer lines. The total was $1,200.
Most sellers have negotiated to their bottom dollar by the time the contract is signed, If the buyer wants to renegotiate you may make less than initially planned. You also run the risk that the buyer will exercise their option clause and walk from the deal. Finding a major repair this late in the game my send the deal into disarray.
when you hire your own inspector instead of rushing to make repairs prior to closing (costly) you can make any necessary repairs on your schedule using YOUR OWN contractor you know and trust. These improvements may actually increase your asking price.
"Homes with a pre-listing inspection get more offers and close sooner with a higher final price." - Zillow.com
I will also be your advocate by looking over and dissecting your Buyer's Inspection report IF they choose to get one.