1. Do you sell my information to third parties?
I have never done this, and have no intention of ever doing so. Your report is yours alone.
2. How much does a home inspection cost?
The cost depends on the location, size, age and style of the home. I can usually provide an accurate quote within minutes once I have that information. If you don't know this information, it's okay to just give me the address. I can usually get what I need to know from the Internet. A better question might be "What is the value of a home inspection?" I strive to make that value worth every penny.
3. What can I expect to get when I get a home inspection?
Please click on the "Services" link at top for details about the systems and components I inspect. Also, I'll report on any item I find that is a safety concern or could be a costly repair.
4. Can I be there when you do the inspection?
I strongly recommend that you attend your inspection so that I can describe my process, explain my findings and share information with you about important maintenance items.
5. I only want a roof inspection. Can you do this?
If you want only certain items inspected, of course!
6. Do you inspect for termites?
If I find indications of a termite infestation or other wood-destroying insect activity, I can recommend a state licensed exterminator who can perform a full evaluation and remediation, if necessary.
7. Can you repair listed defects?
The code of ethics of both TREC and the International Association of Certified Home inspectors (INTERNACHI) prohibits a home inspector from performing repairs to items he inspects for a full year from the date of the inspection. This is for the consumer's protection and to avoid a conflict of interest.
8. I got an inspection from you and the deal fell through. Will you do another inspection at a discount?
I consider my clients my customers for life, and I value your business! Please contact me to discuss this further.
9. What is the difference between a buyer's inspection, a seller's inspection, and a realtor's inspection?
None, really. The difference is you, the client. I provide the same thorough and objective report regardless of who the client is. My clients deserve complete information whether they are buying or selling the home or property.
10. Who can read my inspection report?
Only you, and those you wish to share it with. I respect your privacy, and will not share the information in any way without your permission.
11. Must defective items be repaired?
The seller is not required to repair any defects or deficiencies noted in my report. However, such items can be negotiated, as can the sales price. This is a discussion you should have with your broker or Realtor. If you are selling the home, my Pre-Listing Seller's Inspection will help you devise a to-do list that can make the home show better, and I can also recommend reputable contractors. If you're buying the home, I can help you plan and budget for short-term and long-term repairs and upgrades.