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How to Choose a Home Inspector

So you’ve found a new home that you would like to buy. Congratulations! Now comes the task of finding a home inspector that you can rely on to examine your potential new home before committing to buying it. Going with the most expensive home inspector is not your best bet. There are plenty of things to consider before deciding on a home inspector. Here are just a few.

Choosing an Inspector is much like interviewing someone for a job. There are a list of questions you should ask them in order to determine both their credibility and their value.

  • What are your qualifications and experience? This should be specific to home inspections and not include things like construction of real estate.
  • Can I view some of your client testimonials? There is no better indication of a inspectors performance than from those who have used them before and have remained happy after moving into the home. You might also check local reviews sites such as Yelp or Google.
  • Can I view one of your inspections reports? Seeing a sample of their work is one of the best ways to imagine what you might expect from their work on your home. A good home inspector will not blink an eye and will provide you with several if they can. Here is an example of a good home inspection report.

When trying to find a home inspector start with these three steps. Between this and general conversation you will begin to get a feel for who is legitimate and trustworthy. Once you have chosen the person that is best for your needs you can start to negotiate a price. You should have a good idea of what a home inspector costs and now be able to assign what you believe a fair value to be. All of these things are well worth the effort in finding an inspector that will inspect the home of your dreams.

 

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