Washington Heights, New York
180 Cabrini Blvd, Ste 10
New York, NY 10033

3 Things a Real Estate Agent Should Expect From a Home Inspector December 26, 2017

Washington Heights, Manhattan
3 Things a Real Estate Agent Should Expect From a Home Inspector, Manhattan, New York

A good real estate agent works for the best interests of their clients, and for many, that means getting into a new home as quickly and affordably as possible. The buying process can be complex, especially when it comes to home inspections. But one way to make it easier on all parties involved is for both the agent and the home inspector to work together. Below are three things the former should expect from the latter.

What Should a Real Estate Agent Expect From a Home Inspector?

1. A Complete, Comprehensive Inspection

You want a home inspection professional who provides a thorough, accurate inspection from top to bottom. If the expert misses something major, it will only create further headaches for both the agent and their client. The best way to ensure you're receiving a comprehensive inspection is to be involved: Ask questions of the inspector, show an interest in what they're doing, and point out any issues you have noticed. A proactive, cooperative working relationship between the two of you should be the norm.

2. Strong Communication Skills

real estate agentNot only do you have to understand the results of the home inspection, but, more importantly, your clients have to comprehend it. They need to have a clear idea of what the inspector found, and this clarity comes from strong communication skills. Work with a home inspector who can handle the specific tasks required for their job while also translating their findings into plain English. You have every right to expect an explanation of technical terms that makes sense to you and your clients.

3. A Professional Report

The final home inspection report you receive should be professionally presented and error-free. That means no handwritten reports, and no documents with visible cross-outs and corrections. Also, the details should be the same exact ones the inspector shared with you at the appointment. If you find a discrepancy, address it immediately.


If you're looking to buy or sell a home in New York, New York, rely on the real estate agents at The Tocco Group. In addition, they offer property management and real estate marketing and consulting. Call (212) 544-2995, visit them online, or send them a message on Facebook or Twitter to make an appointment with one of their skilled team members.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from The Tocco Group
5 Steps to Take Before Listing Your Property for Sale, Manhattan, New York
Whether you’re selling a home or an investment property, it’s important to streamline the process to maximize the return. The staff at The Tocco Group in Manhattan, NY, provides...read more
The Top 5 Perks of Choosing a Townhouse, Manhattan, New York
If you’re looking at properties for sale in your desired area, don’t forget to consider townhouses. The option is especially fitting if you’d like a place that’s more spacious than a...read more
The Top 5 Mistakes New Homebuyers Make, Manhattan, New York
Buying a home is a major investment, one that can impact almost every area of your life. Unfortunately, many buyers aren’t adequately prepared for the complexities of the process, es...read more
Real Estate Agents: These 4 Mistakes Might Be Costing You Sales, Manhattan, New York
Real estate agents are in a constant game of self-improvement. There’s always a house that refuses to sell, a client who won’t accept a great deal, a goal that hovers just out of rea...read more
A New York Real Estate Agent Shares 3 Differences Between Selling a Home Vacant vs. Occupied, Manhattan, New York
There are any number of reasons why a home might be sold vacant as opposed to being sold occupied, but are there certain advantages of selling one way over the other? While any home ...read more