A certified home inspector is a fantastic option for the home that you placed under contract. And if the home is a recently-built home with straightforward systems and current mechanics, then hiring a certified home inspector is a perfectly good solution for your needs.
It's remarkable to us when Buyers hire a home inspector, then leave their Realtor at the house to babysit the job. The home inspection is one of your most important due-diligence steps to ensuring that there are no unpleasant surprises when you purchase your home. So you most certainly don't want to abandon this function to someone else.
Remember, your Realtor may have hired the inspector, but the inspector is working on your behalf - you are the client, and you have the right to understand what you're getting from the inspector.
You never want to get an inspection report that you don't understand. A house is a highly complex set of systems, and you want to make sure you know what's being referred to by ever "pass" and "fail" on the list.
And if your home is a more complex house - a larger home, a historic home, a recent foreclosure, then you may want to consider hiring licensed plumbers, electricians, roofers and HVAC techs to inspect the home for you.
You really want to know what you're getting yourself into when you buy a new home, not so you can blow up the deal or even so you can negotiate the price down further, but rather so that you can budget for future repairs and improvements that might be needed.
And remember, no house is perfect. Every home - even a brand new home - is going to have blemishes. Again, your goal is full understanding of what you're buying. This is what makes you a wise consumer.
Contact us to discuss the best inspection strategy for your new home.