What to Look for in a Home Inspector
We advised you on the importance of home inspections, and we wanted to help you find the right person for the job. Here are the qualities you should look for and questions you should ask.
Let Me See Your License
Quality home inspectors are licensed by a major home inspectors association. Ask for your inspector’s license and follow up with the organization to ensure the inspector is in good standing. Do your homework on the association yourself to ensure it is a reputable one. Having a license does not guarantee a quality inspector, but it is a step in the right direction.
Have You Ever Been Experienced?
Look for inspectors with construction or building experience. You want someone who will be able to detect structural defects and potential problems in your home. If you have concerns about the plumbing or electrical systems in the house, hire separate professionals to inspect them.
Time Is on Your Side
Avoid inspectors who promise to be in and out in an hour or less. You want a thorough inspection, which should take at least three hours, longer if the house is an older construction. The inspection is not something you want to rush through.
Ask your inspector if you can come along for the inspection. If they say no, look for someone else. Good inspectors will walk you through and explain what they see. You want all the pertinent information about the house you can get, and this is your opportunity.
Ask to see samples of previous inspection reports and share them with your lender. Lenders will often have specific requirements, so make sure that your inspection report will meet their needs.
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