Step 8: Time to order the Home Inspection

The Home Inspection

Once we are at mutual acceptance it is time to schedule a home inspection asap.


Ideally, the inspection should occur within the next 4-7 days, however, during the busy summer months, inspectors may be booked out up to a week or more in advance. It’s important that the home inspection occur quickly as it often takes the inspector 1-2 days to write the report after the inspection. Once the report is written we still need some time to review the report and ask the seller for any credits or repairs before the review period ends, which is typically 7-10 business days in the Sumner, Bonney Lake Real Estate area market.

Plan to attend the inspection which will take approximately 2 hours for a condo and 3 hours for a single-family home. Inspectors usually only work Monday thru Saturday and do not work evenings so you will probably need to arrange to be off work for the inspection. Wear comfortable clothes which can get dirty as the inspector may want to show you something in the basement, on the roof, etc.

Legally we are not supposed to schedule the home inspection for you so this is something you need to do. You can use any licensed home inspector you choose. If requested I will send you a list of three inspectors my clients have used in the past.

Once the inspection is scheduled, let me know so we can confirm that day and time will work with the seller’s agent. Plan to bring your checkbook or credit card to the inspection to pay the inspector.

Have any questions? call me @ 253-988-8252


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