How Long Does It Take to Get an Inspection Report Back?

October 8, 2020

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How long does it take to get an inspection report back? This is a question many buyers and sellers ask during the home-buying process. Waiting for the report to come back can be anxiety producing, similar to waiting to get a test grade back after an exam at school. You think you did well but you’re just not sure.

The Inspection Process

Getting the inspection report back is the final piece of the inspection process. This report is a critical component of the home-buying journey. You’ve looked at numerous properties and you’ve found the home you can see yourself happily living in for years to come. You’re anxious to close and get moved in. But, the home must be inspected so you can be sure it’s free from defects that will prove very costly down the road. A properly conducted home inspection can relieve that anxiety.

Let’s review the home inspection process. These are the major components that inspectors look for during the inspection:

  • Water Damage
  • Structural Issues
  • Old/Damaged Roof
  • Damaged Electrical System
  • Plumbing Problems
  • Insect and Pest Infestation
  • Issues with the HVAC System

Another question related to the inspection process concerns who should be at the inspection. Generally speaking, the party that orders the inspection should make every effort to be present during the inspection. This is normally the buyers, however, sellers will sometimes be there for an inspection. One realtor summed it up this way, “Hearing the inspector’s comments directly and being able to ask questions is extremely helpful in figuring out what items from the report are truly a concern.”

An inspection is not a pass-fail test. Every home will have flaws. An inspection report will usually have numerous “deficiencies,” more than a buyer expects. Most often, these are small items that are easily remedied. Sometimes, they’re not. It’s these items that make a home inspection a “must have” for buyers or sellers.

How Long Does It Take to Get an Inspection Report Back?

If you’ve ordered the home inspection and it’s just been completed, you’ll be anxious to see the results. Just how long will that take? It’s going to vary from inspector to inspector.

Lucent Home Inspections owner Greg Bradle doesn’t make you wait too long, but he doesn’t rush things either. Greg say’s, “Some inspectors provide the report on-site, and I’m not a believer in that. I like to have time to collect my thoughts and take my time writing up the report. I guarantee that the report will be emailed back within 24 hours of the inspection.”

It’s this type of expertise that make Lucent Home Inspections Central Illinois’ best home inspection company. Contact Lucent Home Inspections today to get your questions answered. We look forward to assisting you with your home sale or purchase.