The home inspection can be an exciting day for a buyer, but it can also be a source of anxiety. On one hand, you’ll get to walk around your new home with an expert who can give you good information about your investment. On the other, you might get an unwelcome surprise or two if the inspector finds problems with the home.

When it comes time to hire an inspector, I can recommend some professionals who work with buyers in the Roanoke Valley and Smith Mountain Lake areas, but the final choice is yours. If you have friends who’ve recently purchased a home, ask if they would recommend their inspector. Look at inspectors’ websites and see if they have reviews. Be sure to look for a certified home inspector. In Virginia, a home inspector can only claim certification if they’ve completed certain training requirements set forth by the state.

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