A home inspection is a necessary step in purchasing a new home during a real estate transaction. Most buyers don’t know what to expect from a home inspection report. We’ll define a few basics for home buyers and sellers and show you what a modern home inspection report should look like.
WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION REPORT?
A home inspection report is a written document a home inspector delivers to you after the home inspection is completed. It should include:
- Images of issues needing attention
- Descriptions of the issues and the potential impact
- A summary to highlight the most important issues
- An HTML and/or PDF version
WHAT DOES A HOME INSPECTION REPORT LOOK LIKE?
Many modern home inspectors will deliver you a report in a digital and PDF format, that is viewable on a mobile device. The home inspection report should be highly visual and easy to navigate with a table of contents and summary.
See a sample home inspection report in HTML format.
See a sample home inspection report in PDF format.