Avoid the Blind Home Inspector
Learn The Seven Things You Must Know To AVOID Hiring The Wrong Home Inspector
Get A Home Inspection From The Owner Of The Company
Nobody works harder for you, the client, than a professional home inspector trained by the owner of the company! The success of the business depends on exceeding expectations for quality and professionalism each time. You just don’t get that level of service from inspectors trained by the state board alone. Find an inspector that has done at least 10,000 home inspections. Only then will you know you have an inspector that is fully qualified to inspect your home.
Part-time home inspectors simply don’t have the time in the field to develop that radar. Be sure to ask how many inspections the inspector conducts annually and how long they have been doing them.
A quality full-time home inspector conducts between 200 and 400 inspections annually.
America’s Home Checkers conducts more than seven hundred and fifty inspections per year.
Blind inspectors conduct 50 to 100 inspections, annually. Conducting so many inspections annually requires extensive referrals by past clients and agents.
A complete inspection will vary with the age and size of the home. The inspection report ensures you are receiving a comprehensive document, providing adequate information about your purchase. Our inspectors will also sit down with you to go over any questions you may have.
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. To be able to provide a competent evaluation of all of these elements takes formal education and training. Kelly, the owner of America’s Home Checkers actually holds both a General Contractors License and a Home Inspector license. Together, the two licenses, along with 22+ years of experience, complement one another to ensure that the home is inspected from one who understands the structure and fundamentals of the home. It is also important to understand the training and education of the inspector. Comprehensive, continuing education and training is a must!
Credentials are important, but it’s the combination of experience, education, and training that prove the ability of your next inspector. Certifications let the world know that the inspector can pass a test, not that he can inspect a home properly. We all know people who are certified for one thing or another that we wouldn’t hire under any circumstances.
There is simply no substitute for experience and proper training. In doing over 10,000 inspections, there are no surprises in deficiencies when found in the home. This team understands and has seen just about every issue that can be found in a home.
Buying a home is an extraordinary investment. So why would you want merely an ordinary inspection?
Newer technology will uncover “hidden” signs of damage and potential problems that might otherwise go undetected in an “ordinary” inspection. Examples of these include: laser thermometers, hand-held computers, moisture meters, outlet testers, etc.
The Inspection Report
The top home inspectors in today’s business don’t produce handwritten reports. A professional inspector will provide a thorough report, explaining all findings, both large and small.
You should want the report to be written in plain English, not some “Techno Jargon”- that only the home inspector can understand.
Inspector should NEVER make repairs or offer to make repairs at a later date.
An inspector that makes repairs should always be avoided due to the conflict of interest inherent in that situation. 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!
How Long Has The Inspection Company Been In Business
Is the inspection company locally owned and operate d or are they some far away faceless corporation? If you are dealing with a multi-inspector firm, how long has the inspection company been in business? Does the inspection company have dedicated employees to schedule appointments and provide any needed follow up assistance?
Ask To See What Other Home Buyers Have Said About The Inspector
Quality Professional Home Inspectors ask their clients to post online reviews upon completion of the inspection. Professional Inspectors want to know what they are doing right in order to serve their customers to the best of their ability. If the inspector can’t or won’t provide client referrals, he might be blind in more ways than one!
America’s Home Checkers’ clients gladly provide their feedback and we are happy to share them with you. Take a look at what our clients are saying: http://www.americashomecheckers.com/Reviews
WE look forward to servicing you. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please schedule an inspection time that is convenient for you.
To schedule a home inspection or to request additional information, please send us an email or call us at 919-688-6456
America’s Home Checkers
Harold Jolly and Kelly Jolly 2605 Cone Avenue Durham, NC 27704 Office: 919-688-6456 Fax: 919-687-6996 Email: Harold@AmericasHomeCheckers.com | Kelly@AmericasHomeCheckers.com