Tips for a Closing Reinspection


A home inspection in Edmonton is something you are familiar with. But what about a reinspection. A reinspection is a home inspection, but it only includes items not covered in the original home inspection report. A reinspection and final walking-through are necessary to ensure that the home is in the same or better condition as when you first viewed it. A final walkthrough usually takes place the day before closing with your agent.

Recommendations for the Reinspection

Once you have received the home inspection report, it is time to discuss any concerns with your agent. You can ask the seller for any repairs if items are not on the report.

It is helpful to ask the seller for repairs before closing the house. This can lead to new problems in the home, which you need to be aware of.

You can also choose to fix the problem yourself once you move in.

What is the best time to request a re-inspection?

Simple answer: Repairs are only allowed if requested at the first inspection. You will need to request a second inspection if you have made any requests for repairs based on the initial inspection report. If it’s a minor repair that you are comfortable inspecting yourself, then you don’t necessarily need to request a reinspection.

If you are unsure, here is a cheat sheet: If it concerns the roof, electrical, plumbing or A/C, then you should call a professional to ensure the repairs are done correctly.

For your peace of mind, you might request a reinspection. While we would like to trust everyone in a real estate transaction, it is important to verify the work of sellers and contractors.

New complications


All items that require reinspection should be sent to the seller immediately! These requests should be made to the seller as soon as possible so they can make repairs quickly. You don’t want to delay your contract any further. This can cause stress and make everyone more stressed. It is important to act quickly!

Quality repair

Your Real Estate Agent can help you understand what, when, and by whom the items must be repaired once they have been received from the seller. It is important to ensure that items are repaired as quickly as possible by a licensed contractor.

The Reinspection

After you have sent the documentation to the seller for the items to be fixed, you need to notify Anchor Home. This will allow us to put your inspection on our calendar. Nothing is worse than an Anchor Home inspector not being available to inspect the property because we were notified late.


You will need to meet with your Anchor Home Inspector after your reinspection is complete to ensure that all work has been done properly. Ask the seller for any documents regarding permits and contractor information.

Pro Tip: Often, items are not properly fixed by the inspector’s arrival. This means another inspection is required. This should be noted when you are negotiating your contract dates.

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