Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Buying "As Is", Should I Still Get a Home Inspection?

Buying "As Is", Should I Still Get a Home Inspection?

You Are Buying "As-Is" So Should You Get a Home Inspection?

Get a home inspection
If the seller allows it then you should get a home inspection. This is a just a smart thing to do and it looks out for your interests. Being informed is never wrong and the cost of a home inspection being just a few hundred dollars is a small investment. I advise ll my Clarksville TN home buyers whether they are owner occupants or investors to get a home inspection.

Even on REO properties the sellers usually give the option for the buyer to get a home inspection. Sometimes this gives the buyer an out if the inspection turns out bad. Other times it is for information only that lets the buyer know what to expect and to look out for in the future.

Don't always expect the seller to do any repairs. In an aggressive seller's market, sellers don't have to negotiate or compromise by doing any repairs because there is another buyer waiting in the wings. Buyers need to plan for future repairs and know if they are getting in over their heads.


Some of the repairs may be so major that it could financially cripple a buyer. Planning for these upfront can keep the buyer out of trouble. Severe repairs may affect whether the bueyr can get financing and even close on the loan.

Buying "As-Is", Should I Still Get a Home Inspection?

Spend the small amount of money and get the knowledge you need to know.  I see knowledge is powerful and you need to know. There are still some great deals in the Clarksville TN real estate market.

When selecting a home inspector, choose one with a good reputation, check references and their experience level. Also, remember that home inspectors do make mistakes and what they say and see isn't infallible.


Besides, buyers never say the are sorry they got a home inspection. 


See these other posts about home inspection topics:

Home Inspection Repair Requests

Why Money is Tight, the Home Inspection is Likely to Go

What Will the Home Inspector Find in Your Clarksville TN Home?

Home Inspections Are for Every Home Buyer

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Comment balloon 16 commentsDebbie Reynolds • April 24 2017 11:40PM


Debbie Reynolds Very true! A buyer should get an inspection in "as is" home sale.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) almost 2 years ago


Well said. I believe home inspections are esential, even if the home is being sold as is and there will be no negotiations on repairs.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) almost 2 years ago


Most of the homes sold are sold as is . . . . and homes are inspected. The answer to your question on inspections on as is sales is yes.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 2 years ago

All my contracts are written As-Is with right to inspection. Although inspections are not required but are recommended.

Posted by Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637 (REMAX Realty Group) almost 2 years ago

Great advise Debbie Reynolds  knowledge always helps for future plans

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 2 years ago

There are too many things that a buyer can get into trouble with on a home.  The more they know about it, the better they will be.  Even when the seller says 'as is', if there is something that comes up in the inspection to which the seller had no knowledge, they will most likely make an allowance

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 2 years ago

I agree. Home inspections before a purchase is very important.

Posted by Shahar Hillel, Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer. (Augusta Financial Inc.) almost 2 years ago

My attitude is Absolutely, at least you will know what is all "wrong with the home" the only time an inspection does not make financial sense is when the buyer plans to wipe off the existing structure....Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 2 years ago

Yes, definitely. An inspection will tell the buyer what they are buying. That's a good thing to know!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, almost 2 years ago

This is very good advice to share with prospective home buyers.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 2 years ago

Good Morning Debbie - buying as is with out knowing what is--that is a big risk.  Always get an inspection.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie. I like the title. It seems to me it is even more important to get an inspection on a strictly as is.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 2 years ago

Hi Debbie - If the seller is stating "as-is", that's probably when it's most critical for buyers to get a home inspection, just to know for certain what they're dealing with.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) almost 2 years ago

Yes, yes, yes!  Always a home inspection.  Buyers need to know what they are buying - the good, the bad and the ugly. -Kasey

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - almost 2 years ago

Very good post, knowledge is good, and a home inspection can save you a lot of money if there are major issues and you can cancel the purchase. Even with banks, they know if something major is wrong they will have to fix, so they may negotiate.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) almost 2 years ago

Yes! A good home inspection is well worth the relatively small expense. Great post, Debbie.

Posted by Kathleen Luiten, Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales (Resort and Second-Home Specialist) almost 2 years ago