Choosing a home inspector is one of the most important parts of purchasing a home. You want the home inspector to work for you and protect your investment. Your home is one of the largest investments you will ever make, and a hidden surprise can be costly after purchasing your new home.
So, How do you choose a home inspector?
One of the 1st things to do is research your home inspector, check their online reviews. If an inspector does a lot of business, Google will have a rating on them and their business. You can review what experiences other people have had and how they respond to client’s concerns. But don’t stop there. Visit the inspector’s website and check their credentials. See if the inspector has additional education and certifications. What certifications do they have that might help educate you with the buying process, Radon Testing Certification, Mold Certification, Infrared Certifications, etc.
Call the home inspector and ask questions. Get a vibe for their personality and make sure it clicks with yours. See how they respond to your questions. Do they explain things in a way you can easily understand, and are they taking the time to make sure you do understand? Choosing a home inspector, you feel comfortable speaking with, and trust is an invaluable part of the process. Remember, a home inspector’s only job is to protect you!
If you are a 1st time home buyer, make sure they are willing to take the time to explain the home and how it works. For questions to ask a home inspector for a first-time buyer, please check out our blog on First Time home buyers The Ten questions to ask a home inspector.
Finally, once you have selected your home inspector, contact your realtor. Ask them if they are familiar with the home inspector you have chosen. Have they ever worked with them during a transaction and if they are aware of their reputation.
Choosing the right home inspector for you is an essential part of the process. Make sure you do your research and remember, a home inspector’s only job is to protect you!
Please enjoy our video on the “Do’s and Don’ts when hiring a home inspector”.
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