Schedule the home inspection
Once your contract has been submitted, we need to schedule a home inspection ASAP. The appointment can always be canceled if we don’t come to terms on the contract.
Ideally, the inspection should occur within the next 2-3 days, however, during the busy summer months, inspectors may be booked up to a week or more in advance. It’s important the home inspection occur quickly as it can take the inspector 1-2 days to prepare the report after the inspection. Once the report is written, we still need some time to review the report and prepare the Notice of Treatments, Repairs and Replacements (commonly referred to as TRR) notice, where we may negotiate with the seller for any repairs before the expiration of the investigation period.
We encourage you to meet the inspector during the inspection, which will take approximately 2-3 hours. Inspectors usually only work Mon–Fri and may not work evenings or weekends, so you will probably need to arrange to be off work for the inspection. You won’t need to tag along for the entire inspection, just the summary for the last 15 minutes or so.
A list of my preferred licensed home inspectors can be found on my Real Estate Resources page. Please do not rely on a friend or yourself to make these inspections. Know that in Oklahoma, no one can receive compensation for performing an inspection unless they are licensed by the state. You can verify your inspector’s license status on the Construction Industries Board’s website. It’s an important step in your purchase and needs a serious professional.
Once the inspection is scheduled, let me know so I can confirm that day and time will work with the seller’s agent. Plan to bring your checkbook or credit card to the inspection to pay the inspector. Alternatively if you’re unfamiliar with local home inspectors, I am happy to make a recommendation as a benefit to clients.