Once you decide on the type, budget and area of house that you want to buy, the next step is to hire a home inspector. There are many things to be considered while buying a new home so that you don't have to spend extra money on its repairs and other expenses. Read more.
CHOOSING A GOOD HOME INSPECTOR
Once you decide on the type, budget and area of house that you want to buy, the next step is to hire a home inspector.
There are many things to be considered while buying a new home so that you don't have to spend extra money on its
repairs and other expenses. An analysis of a new home conducted by expert home inspectors can identify safety issues,
non-functioning systems, bad quality installations and damaged building components. A qualified home inspector will
take up a thorough investigation thus, providing you with a detailed report of the findings both verbally as well as in
There are thousands of home inspectors available to offer their services, so how to choose one of the best amongst
them? Information, referrals and associations directly from the home inspector can be used to make the right choice.
The home inspection business is largely referral-based hence, your family &friends are a great source of referrals, since
their experiences with these service providers can be trusted. Real estate agents are another source, since they usually
have had extensive dealings with a number of home inspectors. However, most real estate agents actually want the
buyer to be fully aware of existing condition of the home at the time of the sale, since misleading a buyer will end up
costing the real estate agent their own referrals in the future.
Another good way to distinguish between good or bad professionals is the home inspection associations to which they
are associated. Many home inspectors use their memberships as an advertising tool, as they know that clients respect
the high standards of these professionally affiliated associations such as iNACHI (International Association of Certified
Home Inspectors), ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors), NAHI, TAREI and OAHI (Ontario Association of Home
Inspectors) in Ontario. In order to get membership of these associations, home inspectors usually have to show their
competency and caliber in the field either by completing a number of mandatory inspection hours, providing a state
license (if state requires), and taking an exam given by the association. Once he achieves membership, the home
inspector must adhere to the "Standards of Practice" for the association.
The last way to choose a home inspector is to note down your queries and them all with the prospective professional
you are considering hiring. For information, search over their websites, pamphlets or advertisement in newspapers.
Thereafter, discuss any remaining questions with the home inspector in person or over the phone. Watch as to how
much experience the home inspector has in this field and check on his credentials. Ask in details about services being
offered by him and what comprises a typical home inspection. Find out how much duration of time will be devoted to
your project and number of inspections that he performs. Finally, ask him to quote the total cost of inspection for a
particular home's size including the fees of any additional services (if any).
After procuring the above information, decision can be reached as to which home inspector will be the best choice. To
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Eddie James is an expert in home inspections and property evaluations. He also likes to write many interesting articles
and blogs, helping people understand the importance of these services and in getting the most from them. He
recommends ProBuildersFL.com as the most trusted name when it comes to home inspection in Fort Lauderdale.