What to Expect From a Home Inspection Report

Home Inspection Report

Getting a home inspection is both exciting and nerve-wracking for buyers and sellers alike, as finding unexpected issues can cause financial burdens on both sides of the table. How long does it take to get a home inspection report, and what’s included? The BrickKicker is here to guide you through what to expect and what to look for in your home inspection report. 

What is Included in a Home Inspection Report? 

A home inspection report is an exhaustive guide on everything that was evaluated during your inspection. Inside and out, top to bottom, your home’s major components, structures, and systems will be examined for performance and quality, and the resulting report will detail everything that was found. 

A thorough home inspection report will include: 

  • Checklists: of everything that was looked at 
  • Summaries: of the conditions that were found 
  • Photographs: illustrating any uncovered concerns 
  • Estimates: on the perceived future lifespan of major systems and equipment
  • Notes: on any action items that need immediate attention

Your home inspection report is basically a snapshot of your home’s condition at the time of sale. While the primary focus is to evaluate how the home works, it may also include more subjective notes about the home’s appearance and overall upkeep, such as the paint or landscaping. This report is meant to point out the good, the bad, and (potentially) the ugly to help you make a smart decision on whether or not the property is a good investment. 

What to Look for in a Home Inspection Report? 

It is not a home inspector’s job to tell you if you should buy the home or not; rather, there are several things to look for in a home inspection report that should help you understand any financial risks associated with the property. Certain home repairs may be outside of your budget, and if the seller is unwilling to address the issues or extend you a credit on the sale price, you’ll have to foot the bill. Issues with the roof, foundation, plumbing, and more can really add up, so be sure to examine any recommendations laid out in the home inspection report. 

How Long Does it Take to Get a Home Inspection Report

Every company is different, but when you work with The BrickKicker, you should expect to receive your detailed home inspection report within 24 hours if not sooner. We know that the inspection process can stir up a lot of emotions, so we work quickly to get the answers you need for peace of mind. A typical home inspection takes about three hours, after which we get to work right away creating your report. 

Get the Most From Your Home Inspection Report with The BrickKicker! 

The BrickKicker is here to help you get the most out of your home inspection report. We can walk you through all the details and give you the guidance you need to make an informed decision. Schedule an appointment with our team today!