Buyers of re-sale homes almost always have their homes inspected by a professional inspector. Buyers of new homes, however, often do not take this important step. There are several reasons for this:
The buyer is getting a brand new home and thinks that the inspection is an unnecessary added cost.
The buyer feels that they are protected by the one-year builder warranty inspection for workmanship, plus an extended structural warranty.
In many cases, the home is inspected by city inspectors as a part of the permitting process.
Buyers believe that they can rely on the builder’s reputation.
The builder is resistant to the idea of third-party inspections.
Buyers are not aware that a home inspection is a recommended alternative.
The buyer plans to “keep an eye” on the construction.
Because the quality of new construction is often not what it used to be years ago, many new home buyers have independent reviews of their property during various stages of the construction process, including slab, framing, and final inspection. These relatively inexpensive inspections protect your purchase, prevent unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality home that you’ve dreamed about. ~Kelly Lopez
A Business Relationship
The construction of a home is a big project involving many contractors and suppliers. As the buyer and homeowner, you are the financer and recipient of the final product. If you are like most people, this is your biggest investment. Understandably, most people want to establish a good rapport with their builder. They must rely on the builder throughout the job, and for warranty and service work after completion. They feel that they need the builder’s friendship and goodwill, and do not want to risk damaging the relationship. Schedule your New Home Inspection Phoenix Today!
You will need to come to terms with this in your own mind. Do not allow your anxiety about the construction process to obscure the fact that you have a business relationship with your builder. You are working together under a contract. It is possible to be cordial and respectful while maintaining the right to bring up problems and concerns. It is best to establish the ground rules for your relationship at the beginning of the project. At some point, you may need to tell the builder that something is not acceptable to you.