7 Ways To Avoid The Blind Home Inspector
Don’t Let Your Dream Home Turn Out To Be A Nightmare!
Learn 7 Things You Must Know To Avoid Hiring The Wrong Home Inspector
1. Hire A Home Inspector With Lots of Experience:
Licensing and certifications merely set the bare minimum of education. It takes a full-time Home Inspector hundreds of inspections to develop the eyes, ears and nose for hunting down problems. Be sure to ask how many inspections he/she performs annually and for how many years. Certainty Home Inspections serves over 200 home buyers each month and have completed nearly 14,000 home inspections since 2005. Conducting over 200 inspections each month requires a renowned reputation and extensive referrals by prior clients, lenders, real estate agents and others. The success of the business depends on exceeding your expectations for quality and professionalism each and every time. So be sure to get an experienced home inspector with a vested interest in ensuring your Total Satisfaction! Get the help of a Louisville Home Inspector who serves Southern Indiana too.
2. Education & Training:
Being a contractor is very different from being a Professional Home Inspector. Home inspectors are responsible for evaluating all of the systems and components of the home — not just one aspect such as the brick or the framing. To be able to provide a competent evaluation of all of these elements takes formal education and training. Attending a “home inspection class and passing the licensing test only proves the ability to pass a test. Certainty inspectors undergo a rigorous training program during a 3-6 month apprenticeship and on going Quality assurance program.
Experience, comprehensive training and continuing education is a must when choosing an inspector!
While certifications are certainly important, it’s the combination of Experience, Education and Training that make the difference in the competency of your next home inspector. Certifications very greatly in requirements. Certainty Home Inspections adhere’s to the ethics and highest standards of (Inter-Nachi). International Association Of Certified Home Inspectors. Be sure your inspector is Inter-Nachi certified
4. Advanced Technology:
Buying a home is an extraordinary investment. So why would you want merely an ordinary inspection?
There is no reason to wonder if you’re getting the best inspection if the inspector is using cutting-edge technologies and the proper tools. Beyond the normal Outlet Testers, Laser Thermometer, Moisture Meter, Gas leak detectors etc, Certainty employs Camera poles, Computerized reporting that include embedded video, live interactive links, the ability to easily complete the repair request list from within the report plus a full length video review of our findings.
– Newer technology such as these allow for vivid descriptions and understanding of damage and potential problems. Plus make the complete process an enjoyable experience. It’s not just a house, it’s your home and a huge investment. Why settle for an “ordinary” inspection that leaves you guessing when you can make your decision Certainty?
5. The Inspection Report:
Let’s face it, the top home inspectors in today’s business don’t produce handwritten reports. A professional inspector will produce at least a 30+ page narrative report and not a cookie cutter, check the box carbon copy that consists of 10-15 pages that you can’t read because he writes like your doctor.
You should want the report to be written in plain English, not some “Techno Jargon”- that only the home inspector can understand.
Reporting/Conflicts: Due to the conflict of interest inherent in these situation, it’s wise to avoid inspectors that may pose such concerns. Some inspectors are also real estate agents and therefore likely friends of many other agents. Others are married or related to agents. Protect yourself and inquire about any possible conflicts of interest.
An inspector should NEVER make repairs or offer to make repairs at a later date. An inspector that makes repairs should always be avoided All national home inspection associations forbid this lack of integrity and objectivity.
Ask for a sample of an inspection report so you’ll know what you can expect for your time and money. After all, you are the client!
6. How Long Has The Inspection Company Been In Business?:
We have seen many franchise firms and one man shop inspectors come and go since 2005. Be sure the inspection company is locally owned and operated and not some far away faceless corporation. Our family owned firm has a high standard and every inspection goes through monitoring and evaluating the quality of the work? A one man shop has no one to answer to or to hold them accountable; they constantly raise the bar of professionalism. They also will have no dedicated employees serving as customer service representatives to help schedule appointments and provide any needed follow up assistance. We are proud to consistently be the industry leader providing continuing education to real estate agents in both Indiana and Kentucky. We train and coach inspection firms across the nation to constantly improve ourselves and the industry for everyone involved.
Certainty Home Inspections is locally owned and family operated. William Troutman founded the company in 2005 and has personally trained and brought on staff over the years to meet the growing demands of the company. We are dedicated, friendly and responsive and understand the needs of the Real Estate Contract and it’s time sensitivity. We are available to answer any questions before, during and most importantly, after the inspection.
7. Ask To See What Other Home Buyers Have Said About The Inspector:
Quality Professional Home Inspectors request feedback from their clients. Because you cannot improve what you don’t measure, professional home inspectors want to know what they are doing right as well as what may need some improvement. If the inspector can’t or won’t provide client referrals, he might be blind in more ways than one!
Certainty Home Inspections’ clients gladly provide their feedback and we’re happy to share them with you. Click the following link to See what others are saying.
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