5 Reasons to get a Home Inspection from Leapfrog Inspections | Golden Isles Moms

With the housing market at an influx, it is important now more than ever to make sure you are 110% educated about one of the biggest purchases you will make. That’s why a home inspection is a must-do prior to buying your home.

 
Leapfrog Inspections started as a simple idea in 2019. Chase Duffell and his wife Katie had been buying and selling homes in South Carolina and in Georgia for 5 years. Their success with “flipping” these homes came from their attention to detail and knowledge of home construction. Throughout the inspection process the couple was disappointed several times with home inspectors who were not detailed with their reporting, missed major issues with homes, and/or were late with getting their reports back to the buying parties. The Duffells made a decision to begin Leapfrog Inspections to solve many of the problems they recognized in the home inspection business.
 
 
Golden Isles Moms chatted with the Duffell’s about the importance of home inspections and here are their top reasons why it’s a must!
5 Reasons You Need a Home Inspection
 
With the crazy real estate world we’re living in today, you may wonder if you really need a home inspection? The answer is yes! Here’s a few reasons why.
 
1.  To Ensure You’re Not Wasting Money.
No matter how beautiful the home is, there can be underlying issues that aren’t visible upon first glance. A home inspection will catch any of these hidden trouble spots, and give you an idea of what kind of repairs will be needed once you purchase.
 
2. To Gain Leverage in Negotiations
 As a buyer your goal is to get the sale price down as low as possible. One of the keys to convincing the seller to lower the price is using your report as a negotiation tool.
 
3. To Know What You’re Up Against
The last thing you want to do is walk into buying a home blindly. A home inspection will alert you to issues in the home, both major and minor. A good report will forewarn you of issues that you might run into within the first few years of owning your home.
 
4. It’s Cost-Effective
Compared to the price of the home you’re purchasing, the cost of a home inspection is just a drop in the bucket. Considering that it could save you thousands of dollars in repairs, it’s very cost-effective. If coming out of pocket prior to closing is a problem, many home inspectors including Leapfrog will allow you to bill your inspection to closing.
 
5. To Prevent Yourself from Being Backed Into a Corner
Did you know that there could be legal repercussions if you “change your mind” about a home after a contract is signed? However, if an inspection was performed and trouble areas were found, you would have just cause to back out of the transaction and likely wouldn’t face legal repercussions.

Leapfrog Home Inspections is founded on faith based principles. Each and every home we inspect is treated as though we potentially are moving our own family into the property. We aspire to provide the most complete and thorough inspection with each home. Whether buying or selling a home, it is crucial to have as much information as possible. We are “Bounds above the Competition” in our experience, expertise and practices. When choosing us, you also choose peace of mind while moving forward in the purchase or sale of a home.  If you’re in the market for a new home, congratulations. Give us a call today so that you can ensure the house is perfect for you!

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