Hiring a Home Inspector?

Hiring a Home Inspector? In previous years when evaluating a home it was common practice to have a relative or friend walk through the home and identify concerns, or possibly a contractor for a specific need. However today when selling or buying your home it is common practice to have the home evaluated through a professional “Home Inspection”. The “Home Inspection” is performed by a “Home Inspector”; the inspection consists of a visual inspection of the home and the homes major components. Today it is common for the current owner of a property as well as a potential buyer of a property to have a Home Inspection performed. When you hire a Home Inspector you are hiring a generalist that looks at all aspects of homes everyday, this alone provides a wide range of experience.

Hiring a Home Inspector?

When you are ready to hire your home inspector you will find that not all home inspectors and inspections are the same. One of the best resources is positive referrals from family, friends, co-workers and Real Estate agents. As with any major decision, you will want to first research the home inspection company. Confirm the inspector and company are both in good standings with the State in which they operate (licensed if required) and the local Better Business Bureau. It is also recommended that you verify the inspector is a member in good standings with the professional associations which they are members of. Below are additional considerations:

Licensing
Professional Associations
Inspection Agreement
Standards of Pactice
Inspection Reports

Before hiring a Home Inspector, be to review this questionnaire with them.