Avoid a checklist-style report. These reports may meet national and state minimum standards, but they don't provide the basic information necessary for you to make the most informed decision about a property. Many inspectors use this format because it allows them to complete more inspections each day. This style is better for the inspector since they can make some marks on a preprinted list and a few comments. Narrative reports take slightly longer to produce but provide you with more information. You'll get what you pay for!
When buying or selling a home, contract often obligate the seller to make repairs or give a credit at closing for necessary work. The more defects found by the inspector, the more money you save when buying a home. If you want the lowest price on your home inspection, you'll limit this ability. We charge more than some of the competition. However, you'll still save money using our services when you consider the savings in purchasing or building a home.
When interviewing inspectors, ask them how long they have been in business and what their credentials are. Don't focus your questions on the charges. Your first question should be about the experience of the inspector. You'll pay a little more for our experience and knowledge. Can you really afford to save $25 or $50 on cheap inspections when you could be losing thousands in the purchase of your home?
Put your trust in our 28 years of experience in home building, design, and inspections.
We'll be your consultant prior to the purchase of your new home. We're here during and after the purchase as well. Call us if you have a question no matter when the inspection was done (even if it was 10 years ago!) The only silly questions are those never asked. We depend on our satisfied clients to refer us to their friends and family. That's allowed us to be in business for more than 28 years.