I’ve talked about the importance of using a home inspector when you buy. Today I’m going to offer some advice I haven’t heard anywhere else. Don’t do the final walk-through of your projects with your GC. Instead hire a home inspector to do it.
Confirmation bias is the tendency we all have to put more emphasis on things that reinforce what we already believe than things that force us to reevaluate our beliefs. We all have it, and it’s hard to recognize it when we engage in this behavior, much less do something about it.
Let me ask you a question. Do you think you do a good job on your renovations? I do. I’ve done many, many renovations in my career, and I have yet to sell a renovation where the buyer’s home inspector didn’t find something we missed. Continue reading