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Home Inspection Services

We Go Beyond What Is Seen

We are multi-skilled professional offering inspection services of the highest quality. We have the knowledge, experience, and most important the wisdom and understanding necessary to quality as true Professional Inspectors.

Anyone can inspect a home and call themselves a home inspector, but not everybody is a Professional Home Inspector. It takes a special set of training skills, education, and extensive background experience to qualify as a Professional Home Inspector. Professional inspectors are skilled in the trades of home building and construction, electrician, roofing contractor, HVAC contractor, plumber, engineering, and the mechanical trades. These skills are built upon the bedrock of “experience.”

Professional inspectors are able to recognize conditions that may affect the future life of a home and are able to analyze and evaluate what they have seen and to infer from what they cannot see. Professional Inspectors have discernment which is the ability to obtain sharp perceptions or to judge well. Discernment involves going past the mere perception of something and making nuanced judgements about its properties or qualities. Considered as a virtue, a discerning individual is considered to possess wisdom and be of good judgement.

The standard home inspection service is classified as being a “visual” inspection. Unfortunately it is often the “unseen” that is most important. This is where the experience of the professional inspector is most valuable.

A Home Inspection Can Help:

Home Owners who wish to sell their home at maximum value. (Pre-Listing Home Inspection)

Home buyers who want to know the condition of a home before closing on a sale.(Real Estate Home Inspection)

New Home Buyers who want to know more about what they are buying. (Pre-Settlement New Home Inspection)

New Home Buyers who purchased a home and the warranty period is about to end. (Home Warranty Inspection)

Home Owners seeking advice about their home's condition and maintenance needs. (HomeCheck-Up Service)

The Types of Inspection Services

Pre-Listing Home Inspection ($125-$250)

Helps a seller to understand potential problems that might arise in the sale of the home. This knowledge helps the seller to make informed decisions on actions to take maximize the selling price prior to listing the home for sale.

Real Estate Home Inspection ($250-$600)

Helps buyers understand the condition of a home before purchasing. The buyer normally pays for a home inspection and expects an unbiased report on the condition of the home. There can be no conflict of interest between the selling agent and the home inspector. Knowing the actual condition of the home allows the buyer to better determine the fair market value of a home.

Pre-Settlement New Home Inspection ($125-$250)

Provides peace of mind to a buyer. It is best to check the home for issues or needs before the drywall is applied. A home inspection before purchase offers peace of mind because one is aware of existing needs or conditions prior to closing on the home and before it is purchased. For example, are there enough electrical outlets and are they in the needed locations? Are there other changes required?

Home Warranty Inspection ($150-$375)

Make sure you have a Professional Inspector look at your home before your new home warranty expires. The inspector will examine your home’s structure, mechanical and electrical systems to identify defects and other problems before they become your problems.Most new homes come with a standard one year warranty against building materials and workmanship. Unfortunately, problems often occur after the warranty has expired. Such problems can be a real nightmare. Don’t let a contractor’s mistakes or negligence make your life miserable. Protect yourself and your home by having an experienced home inspector make sure that your home was built to specification.

HomeCheck-Up Service ($155.)

This is an inexpensive way to have a trained professional check major systems of your home -helping to identify existing problems and potential conditions that could lead to costly repairs. Plus you will receive a report that provides detailed photos, and documentation of potential concerns, making it easy to set priorities and maintain service records. Each Home Check-Up takes approximately one hour and includes the following components/systems: roof, exterior, foundation, attic, electrical, heating & cooling, and plumbing.

The cost of finding and paying technicians to check major items would be time consuming and cost hundreds...just for the visit.

A trained professional can identify problems you may be unaware of, allowing you to be proactive in addressing concerns and saving money.

Client participation is encouraged during an inspection as this becomes a learning experience and is a valuable time for exchange of information with the home inspector each other.

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