Houses are not cheap. You should be as informed as possible when deciding on one of the largest purchases you'll make in life. Would you buy a car without a test drive? You've seen the shiny floors and sparkling countertops, and maybe you've even flushed all the toilets, but before you put down a deposit and agree to take on a huge mortgage, you need to make sure that everything you don't see is in good working order. One of the first things you should do before buying a home is to have a thorough inspection done from the roof to the foundation by a Certified Professional Inspector®. You'll want to make sure the A/C unit isn't about to die, the foundation isn't silently cracking and the roof isn't about to spring a huge leak. If you arrange for a home inspection before the sale goes through, the problem is still the seller's. If you choose not to have a home inspection done, the problem, unfortunately, becomes yours.
The cost of a home inspection is a small fee relative to the purchase price of the home.
Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won't meet me until our appointment. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods and pricing.
Ultimately, a thorough home inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort.
This, I promise you.