We at 3B Properties have chosen a great real estate inspector that has saved us thousands of dollars finding building’s misfortune. When we look at prospective investment properties, we’re crunching numbers and calculating rental income or flipping profits, but hardly ever look under the rug. Usually we’ll have reason to reduce the purchase price by thousands or require the seller to pump thousands into repairs. Once an offer is accepted, it is hard for the seller to back off from your requests especially when given a professional inspection report. Finding your own home inspector to evaluate the condition of a property before you buy it is crucial. You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a test drive, so why would you buy a home without checking it out? A little money spent up front can save big bucks down the line. Latent defects are costly and often unseen to the untrained eye.