During the process of selling your home, one of the important steps is always the home inspection segment where the buyers are allowed to have a licensed inspector come in and check different items throughout the house. The inspection process is rather in depth and they are going to go through virtually every section of your home to test things related to the electric, plumbing, heating/cooling & more. I wrote about that before in this article 5 Things Every Home Inspector Checks In Myrtle Beach.
With all the uncertainty currently in the world, the constant talks of Social Distancing and stay at home during this current pandemic, one of the questions I’ve been asked by clients that are currently selling their Myrtle Beach home is if they should allow home inspectors to come in during this time to do home inspections.
I figured to get the best answer to the question, I should ask one of the top home inspectors in Myrtle Beach, so I reached out to Justin Ferraro at Rivertown Property Inspections to get the best answer possible. Justin & his wife Elizabeth own this company and currently employ five full time inspectors and are averaging around 125 inspections per month. I did a meeting with them to discuss home inspections during the pandemic, and here’s what they had to say:
According to Justin & Elizabeth, allowing a home inspector during this time is a low risk item because they are testing for the signs of the virus, they are using proper precautions, and they are all certified with the COVID-19 Safety Guideline certification to know the proper ways to handle safety now.
It still is your option to say no to the inspection and your right to not allow someone in your home, but understand that if you do not allow the inspector to do their job, there is a very good possibility that the buyer will want to either pause the transaction or even cancel the sale. Know, the inspectors will follow proper precautions, wear proper safety gear, and do whatever they can to keep you safe while allowing for your home to be sold on time without the inspection process slowing things down.
If you have more questions about this subject, do not hesitate to contact me with any other questions you may have.