Why Get a Home Inspection If You’re Buying “As Is?”


Some sellers – often, those working without an agent – want to sell their home “as is” so they don’t have to invest money fixing it up or take on any potential liability for defects.  There is nothing wrong with buying a home “as is,” particularly if you can buy it at a favorable price, but if you are considering buying an “as is” home, you should still hire a competent home inspector to perform an inspection.  There are several reasons for this.

What is “as is?”  Sure, you can walk through the home and get an idea of its general condition.  You may even spot some defects or items in obvious need of repair. But you won’t obtain the same detailed information you will receive if you hire a home inspector.  Home inspectors are trained to look for things you are not likely to notice. A licensed home inspector checks the roof, exterior, interior, foundation, basement, fireplace, attic, insulation, ventilation, doors, windows, heating system, cooling system, plumbing system, and electrical system for certain defects.  Armed with a home inspector’s detailed report, you will have a better idea of what “as is” means regarding that home, which means you’ll be in a better position to know whether you want to buy it. You may also be able to use information from the home inspection to negotiate a lower price.

At Berenz Home Inspections 360° we carefully inspect the interior and exterior of your home.  With every home inspection, we inspect and include a wood destroying insect report at no additional charge.  I invite you to visit our website to see all the services we cover.

Berenz Home Inspections 360° is New York State licensed and insured. We offer competitive rates, quality service and provide same day reporting.  We are proudly serving all of Nassau and Suffolk counties, so call us today to see why we are becoming one of the leading home inspectors on Long Island!!

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