Was Your Last Home Inspector Blind?

Learn Seven Things You Must Know
To Avoid Hiring The Wrong Home Inspector

1. Get A Home Inspection From The Owner Of The Company

Nobody works harder for you, the client than Accurate Inspections of NWFL, LLC! The success of the business depends on exceeding your expectations for quality and professionalism each and every time. Be sure to get an inspection from a professional company because they have a vested interest in ensuring your Total Satisfaction!

Also, it takes a full-time inspector at least 100 inspections to develop the eyes, ears, and nose for hunting down problems. 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.

A quality full-time home inspector conducts between 200 and 300 inspections annually – blind inspectors conduct 50 to 100 inspections annually.

Conducting 200-300 inspections each year requires extensive referrals, by prior clients, lenders, real estate agents and others — so there is a much greater chance the inspector is not blind!

On the other hand, if the inspector is doing three inspections a day, he’s probably not spending the time needed to do a complete job. A complete inspection is going to take around 3 to 3.5 hours. Anything less and you’re just getting a drive-by inspection.

2. 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 — not just one aspect such as the brick or the framing. To be able to provide a competent evaluation of all of these elements takes formal education and training.

Did the inspector attend one of the top home inspection schools, or did he complete a correspondence course, or have his brother in law Bubba show him how to inspect?

Comprehensive, continuing education and training is a must!

3. Certifications

While certifications are certainly important, it’s the combination of Experience, Education, and Training that make the difference in the competency of your next home 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.

4. Advanced Technology

Buying a home is an extraordinary investment. So why would you want merely an ordinary inspection?

There is no reason to wonder if you’re getting the best inspection if the inspector is using cutting-edge technologies and the proper tools — such as Laser Thermometer, Hand-Held Computer, Moisture Meter, Outlet Testers, etc

– Newer technology such as these will uncover “hidden” signs of damage and potential problems that might otherwise go undetected in an “ordinary” inspection.

5. The Inspection Report

The top home inspectors in today’s business don’t produce handwritten reports. A professional inspector will provide at least a 30+ page narrative report, and not some little 10-15 pages that you can’t read because he writes like your doctor.

You should want the report to be written in plain English, not some “Techno-Jargon”- that only the home inspector can understand.

The report should not contain repair cost estimates. Inspectors 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!

6. The Company That Offers The Cheapest Price Is NOT The Company You Should Hire

The company that offers the cheapest price is generally showing you a couple of things; 1) they are new or part-time and 2) they really do not know their costs (they will not be in business very long).

If you want a thorough Home Inspection of, what most likely will be, the largest purchase of your life, you will want an experienced professional Home Inspection Company on your side. Hiring a Home Inspection Company with an experience that understands that they work for you and no one else is critical. Making sure that you, the buyer, understands the condition of your new property is our first priority.

* Inspectors that charge less, know less, do less, and therefore inspect less. They typically do not carry the technology and tools that are necessary to complete a thorough inspection.

* Accurate Inspections of NWFL, LLC always provides an on-site review of our findings with you and make sure that you understand all aspects of the property. The final report, which includes photos, is emailed to you in PDF file by the end of the next day.

7. Ask To See What Other Home Buyers Have Said About The Inspector

Accurate Inspections of NWFL, LLC ask their client’s to complete comment cards upon completion of the inspection. Professional Inspectors want to know what they are doing right, as well as what might need improvement because you can’t improve what you don’t measure. If the inspector can’t or won’t provide client referrals, he might be blind in more ways than one!

accurate logo

Accurate Inspections of NWFL, LLC | Your local home inspection company with the experience to help keep you from buying The Money Pit. Serving the Pensacola and NWFL area.

We offer our 5-Star Package to accommodate the home you’re looking to purchase. Our goal and commitment is to follow high standards and provide professional service to all of our clients.

We’re highly experienced and extremely thorough, yet have excellent communications skills to be able to put the entire house into perspective for you. We’ll alert you to health or safety issues and maintenance needs of the home you’re looking to buy. We ARE your home buying or selling advocate!

When you hire us, you’re not just a client, you become part of our family. We want you to be confident about the decision you make and our goal is to create informed homebuyers and happy homeowners.

Call our office (850) 776-9686 or Click To Schedule Online 24/7 Right From Our Website! When you or someone you know needs the services of a quality home inspection company in NWFL, we would truly appreciate you thinking of us.

Accurate Inspections of NWFL, LLC “Your Peace of Mind is Our Business”