I have two inspections tomorrow for a couple of potential investment properties over in the Waldo neighborhood of Kansas City, MO. As an agent I get bored to tears going to inspections. But as a buyer…especially an out-of-town buyer…I’m big on recommending them.
I have good eyes when looking at a house. Still, I see things the second and third time I might not have noticed the first time. And then having a completely neutral set of eyes look at things can be a big benefit.
If you are really, really good at looking over a house you might want to forgo an inspection. But if you wouldn’t mind spending $325 on a very large investment I highly recommend the time and trouble to have a qualified houses inspector look at that potential rental property. If nothing else it will confirm or deny what your agent has told you.