How Do Home Inspections Work When Buying in Northern Virginia


Today we are going to talk to you all about the home inspection process in Northern Virginia when you’re out there looking to buy a home.

The home inspection process only happens for buyers after they have gone through their due diligence with the seller. Once the buyer and seller agree on the price and terms of their deal, the time comes for the inspection period.

You want to protect your investment and make sure you know what condition the home you're buying is in before you make the deal final. The best way to do this is with a home inspection from a home inspector that is ASHI certified. This is a special certification that holds home inspectors to a higher standard.

Make sure your inspector is ASHI certified.

When you get your inspection report, there are definitely going to be items listed. However, we recommend that you focus on the big problems and the big systems instead of minor cosmetic issues. Pay special attention to any and all problems associated with your HVAC system, the roof, electric, plumbing, and appliances. You can still ask the seller to repair those smaller items, but it all depends on your particular situation.

If you have any questions for us about home inspections, or would like us to recommend a good home inspector, just give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help out in any way we can!


Dan Rochon

Dan Rochon is an Associate Broker in VA, Broker in MD; Owner of Rochon Investments, LLC; Owner and Co-founder of and Owner of other Joint Ventures as well as a real estate principles instructor at Moseley Real Estate Schools.

As a real estate sales agent, Dan and his team are consistently top producers in their marketplace and provide solutions for their clients. Through their investing company, Dan and Traci Rochon have been investing in residential and commercial real estate ventures for more than the past decade.

Dan and his wife Traci are frequent speakers and are often quoted in media stories about the current real estate market. The Rochon's have been featured on The Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Today Show, CNBC, The Washington Post, The Washington Examiner, WTOP News, Voted as The Best of DC Real Estate Agent in the Washington City Paper Readers Poll, and more...