Skip to Content

The Value of a Georgetown Home Inspection

Home Inspector Looking at a Georgetown Rental Property RoofEven though it’s not always mentioned, but a home inspection is an important part of owning or buying a Georgetown rental property. To correctly and effectively budget for current and future expenses, you need to know the condition of every aspect of your property. A home inspection can give you the details you need for this. The value of a home inspection to an investor or property owner is especially important when buying property or owning property.

A home inspection aims to give you a thorough review of your property’s condition. In particular, a home inspector will typically look for issues that may negatively affect a property’s function and value. When carried out accurately, a home inspection should carefully assess the condition of a property. A meticulous inspection looks through the property’s plumbing, electrical system, heating and cooling systems, and so on. A qualified home inspector will also check for evidence of fire or water damage, insect infestation, and safety issues.

The home inspection is an important part of buying a rental property because it helps investors determine a property’s fitness for use as a rental home and how much they might need to budget for repairs. Minor maintenance or renovation issues will have to be addressed prior to leasing the property. And, of course, any major issues will have to be settled before anything else. For example, if the home inspection reveals damage to the foundation, roof, or major system (such as the electrical system), that damage will likely be expensive and difficult to repair. The purpose of the inspection is to determine what issues the property might have so that, prior to the sale, investors have the chance to avoid these problems that come with the property.

Most homes are inspected as part of the purchase process, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have other, more thorough, inspections at other times. If you’re a rental property owner, this is a very good thing for you. A home inspection would do your property good, especially when it uncovers developing repair issues before they become an emergency. Successful investors will tell you that the sooner you plan for major renovations or repairs, the less impact those repairs will have on your cash flow.

Determine ahead of time when you would need to replace the roof, or update the plumbing or electrical fixtures. Plan these months or even years ahead so that you can avoid tackling these issues when they’re already urgent repairs. In that case, you can not only budget for the cost ahead of time, but also shop around to find a quality service provider willing to do the work for a fair price. From this vantage point, anything you spend when hiring a qualified home inspector can save you money down the road.

More importantly, a home inspection can offer you the peace of mind you need when it comes to your rental property. To know more about your property’s condition is to be prepared to manage and handle your rental homes, especially in the event of unexpected repairs. Through an inspection, you can effectively map out your rental property’s present and future.

Nonetheless, scheduling an inspection will take time — time that you might not have because of your other investment activities. Instead, why not hire a Georgetown property management company that will perform routine property assessments for you? At Real Property Management Longhorn, we conduct regular property assessments on every rental property we manage, among our other great services. This allows our property owners to protect their valuable investments and plan more effectively for the future. Interested? Contact us online or call 512-580-3099 today!

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. See Equal Housing Opportunity Statement for more information.

The Neighborly Done Right Promise

The Neighborly Done Right Promise ® delivered by Real Property Management, a proud Neighborly company

When it comes to finding the right property manager for your investment property, you want to know that they stand behind their work and get the job done right – the first time. At Real Property Management we have the expertise, technology, and systems to manage your property the right way. We work hard to optimize your return on investment while preserving your asset and giving you peace of mind. Our highly trained and skilled team works hard so you can be sure your property's management will be Done Right.

Canada excluded. Services performed by independently owned and operated franchises.

See Full Details