A home is the biggest purchase most people will ever make, so it’s important to be prepared when shopping for a home inspector. Not all inspectors are created equal, so you’ll want to ask the right questions to ensure you’re hiring someone who will do a thorough job. In this guide, we will discuss 11 questions you should ask when shopping for a home inspector.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?
WHAT ARE YOUR INSPECTORS’ QUALIFICATIONS?
CAN I FOLLOW ALONG AT THE INSPECTION?
ARE YOU MEMBERS OF HIABC?
DO YOU DO REPAIRS OR RECOMMEND CONTRACTORS?
HOW MUCH DOES AN INSPECTION COST?
We suspect the house you are buying is not the cheapest house, but rather a house that you feel represents good value. We urge you to choose your home inspector the same way.
HOW LONG DOES AN INSPECTION TAKE?
DO YOU PROVIDE A WRITTEN REPORT?
CAN WE CONTACT YOU WITH QUESTIONS AFTER THE INSPECTION?
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT?
We will add significantly to your knowledge of the home, but still cannot tell you everything about the house. All home inspections are entirely visual. No destructive testing is performed. The inspection and report will put you in a much better position to make your decision.