Do Not Make This Mistake!
February 2, 2015
Choosing an Inspector Based on LOW Price
Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase you will ever make. This is no time to shop for a cheap inspection. The cost of a home inspection is very small relative to the value of the home being inspected. The benefits of a Certified Home Inspection far exceed the initial cost of the inspection itself. As a home buyer, you have been crunching the numbers, negotiating offers, adding up closing costs, shopping for mortgages, and trying to get the best deals. Do not let anyone talk you into skimping on your home inspection. If you call around to interview inspectors, you may find some who will quote very low costs. Don’t be fooled.
- How much time are they willing to spend inspecting your potential home?
- Will they go up on the roof?
- How about into the attic or the crawlspace?
- Will they take time to discuss and explain things clearly?
- Do they include any additional added value services?
- Will they provide an informative digital report with photos?
The consequences of a poor inspection are far reaching. Ask yourself, "Do I want to hire a cheap inspector or a GREAT inspector?" I am a certified member of InterNACHI. InterNACHI is one of the few professional associations that has strict membership requirements. They turn down more than half the inspectors who want to join because they can’t pass the membership testing requirements. InterNACHI-certified inspectors perform the best inspections by far and earn their fees many times over. We do more, we train more, we deserve more, and, yes --we generally charge a little more than the other guys. Give us a call to discuss your inspection. We will provide you with more value for your dollar than any other inspection company, period.