For most people, the purchase
of a home is the largest investment they’ll ever
make. Getting an independent, expert opinion on the
operability of the structure and its systems is a no-brainer.
But not all home inspectors have the same experience,
training, or certifications. . Home inspectors are
governed only by whatever laws are in place in the
state in which the inspection is performed, and these
laws vary greatly. So how do you make sure you’ve
hired the right person for the job?
How to Select
a Home Inspector
On what basis should I choose?
- Your home inspector shouldne
licensed with the State of New York, have considerable
experience and preferably has been in the building
trades for several years and has knowledge of home
construction. (Correspondence courses are no substitute).
- Make sure your home inspector
meets all laws and regulations of New York State.
- The inspector should be a member
of a professional Home Inspection Organization. It
is important that the home inspector belongs to an
association and abide by a set of standard practices
and Code of Ethics that require professionalism in
the industry. National home inspector organizations
such as the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI),
National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI),
and National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI),
to name several.
- Referred by someone other than
your real estate agent. The best home inspectors are
often labeled by some agents as “Deal Breakers”.
Someone with this reputation is most likely to provide
a comprehensive home inspection.
Who is the cheapest?
They all look at the same things, right?
- Every inspector is different
and comes with strong points and weak points. You may
save $50 by choosing a cheaper inspector and he could
miss $1000. in problems. Usually the best inspectors
are not the cheapest. If you want to save money, possibly
thousands, then don’t choose the cheapest inspector.
A thorough and experienced home inspector is the best
route to take.
What kind of report
does the inspector provide?
- We provide a report that describes
what was inspected and the condition of each inspected
item. We include digital images and comments very specific
to your home. We use straight forward, simple, easy
to read and understand reports without any fluff. We
know clients are not impressed with big, bulky reports
and a lot of useless information.
- Timely internet report delivery
is provided, no more messy faxes or waiting for the
- A home inspector should be chosen
on his ability. Substance should be measured in content
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