Why is price last on the list? When you started searching for a home, did you say to yourself, “I am going to look high and low and find the cheapest house I can”? Of course not! Otherwise you would be moving into a run down shack on a dirt road.. What you really wanted was the best value for your money, right? You should want the same from your home inspection. Don’t just go through the motions of having an inspection done. Get it done well with a truly qualified professional!
With just about any purchase there are risks and the bigger the price tag, the greater the risks. The courts are full of once happy homeowners who for one reason or another are suing the seller, builder or a material supplier for something gone wrong with their new home. For every one in court, there are many more who are suffering silently with a problem home.
Why? Often it is because they hired a cheap home inspector–one who spent a week at one of the inspector training mills where he picked up a wheelbarrow load of checklists and he arrived at the $100,000 to $10,000,000 house and started filling in blanks with checkmarks for a real low price, just like he learned at The Institute for Home Inspectin’ and Bar Tending.
Today’s homes are complex engineered systems that must be properly assembled and maintained. A professional home inspector is one who has an understanding of building science and knows how your home systems are meant to interact and also understands the common ways in which they will fail. Just as importantly he also knows how to communicate this information clearly and concisely. This knowledge comes with education, ongoing training and experience.
Our fees start at $350 (for a small condo) with additional charges for square footage over 1,600 SF, crawl spaces, age and distance. Click here to see how our price compare. Is a professional licensed home inspection worth the extra cost? Click here to see what our clients say about their home inspection experience with a professional inspector. What is a $25 or $50 difference in price compared to your potential exposure if, due to inexperience, your “low budget” inspector overlooks an expensive defect? On balance, you will find that hiring the best doesn’t cost, it pays!