Short Due Diligence? Buying "As Is"? Don't be tempted to skip the home inspection.
The Due diligence period refers to the time after the signing of a contract that a home buyer has for inspecting the property and finalizing their purchase decision. In a typical market, under typical conditions, due diligence is between 10 and 30 days. But it is the year 2020. With a global pandemic raging and a historically competitive sellers' market, things are far from typical.
In recent months it has become common for the period of due diligence to be drastically reduced to a scant few days. With such a short time frame, buyers struggle to just schedule the inspections they need in time, let alone give careful consideration to the findings or call in additional specialists. In fact, as buyers attempt to make their offers more competitive, more and more homes are simply being purchased "as is" and without an inspection altogether!
If you are buying under these conditions, here are three critical reasons why you should still have a home inspection, and why Cingo should be your call.
- We guarantee the ability to schedule an inspection within your needed timeframe. We have an extremely responsive scheduling center and a dedicated staff of full-time inspectors. We also have additional qualified staff prepared to take on inspection "overflow" as needed.
- We guarantee your report within 24 hours, or (in many cases) the same day. We are dedicated to comprehensive inspections and fast report delivery, as well as ongoing communication with your inspector as needed so that you have and understand the most critical information to make important decisions quickly.
- Even if the home's condition does not play into negotiations, it is critical to still have a home inspection. For one, there may be serious safety or health concerns that you should be aware of prior to taking up residence. Additionally, inspections help homeowners understand how to care for their properties and what projects and costs to anticipate in the first year, five years, and ten years. Don't let a short due diligence or "as is" contract prevent you from being a safe and educated buyer.
About Cingo: The name Cingo means to surround and secure, conveying the company's commitment to home protection. The company has been protecting families in the Southeast since 1974. It provides home protection services throughout Georgia and South Carolina, including Atlanta, Augusta, Charleston, Douglas, Dublin, Milledgeville, Savannah, Vidalia, Waycross and all points in between. Cingo was named a Best Place to Work in Georgia by Georgia Trend Magazine and listed as a National Best & Brightest Company to Work For. Learn more at www.cingohome.com.