You have every right to hire your own inspector.
During the construction period, in Sarasota County, a county inspector will visit a new construction home an average of 51 times. These inspectors are checking for building code compliance. They are not checking to make sure all your outlets are in the right place and that the plumbing doesn't leak.
To be sure, your builder will have a pre-closing walk through with you, or with me as your buyer's agent, if you can't be present to close. Your Sarasota or Venice new construction home will have a warranty, during which time you can have any structural defects repaired.
I have heard horror stories of things that a buyer's inspector found that the builder missed. Remember, builders hire subcontractors, and not all subcontractors offer the same quality or pay the same attention to detail. You could have improperly connected wiring, broken roof tiles, or an HVAC system that isn't installed or tested properly..
Many times, your Sarasota new construction home is your dream home. Why mar the experience of buying a new home, only to find out there's a major problem the builder missed?
Home inspectors handle new contruction inspections differently than resale homes. They may offer that they visit the home periodically and meet with the construction supervisor as the build progresses, or it may be as simple as a one visit inspection.
Many of my clients decide not to hire a home inspector, with good experiences with their homes once they closed. It's good to know you have an option if you'd like to ensure your new home move in goes smoothly.
When you're ready to tour new construction homes in Sarasota, Venice, or Lakewood Ranch, please contact me as your new home specialist.