Top Four Things To Look For When Hiring A Real Estate-Based Home Inspector

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A home is one of the most prized possessions since it is the only place that holds countless beautiful memories. A significant amount of time and effort goes into buying the perfect house. However, it is vital to know if the home truly is perfect.

Hiring the services of a home inspector is a sure way to ensure perfection to provide you with all the crucial information regarding the actual condition of a house. This can be achieved only with an experienced home inspector. While a home inspection may momentarily prolong your purchase and marginally increase your expenses, it is an investment worth making.

To help you find a trustworthy and qualified professional who will help you make an informed home-buying decision, here is a list of the top five things to look for when hiring a real estate-based home inspector.

1. Background 
When hiring a home inspector, look into their previous employment or career. Having hands-on experience with home building before inspecting homes is an excellent asset for any home inspector. Practice really does make one perfect and a real estate-based home inspector who has been in their field for at least a couple of years will be proficient and confident in their work. Experience is essential as it ensures that the inspection will be carried out in a detailed and systematic manner.

2. Referrals
Real estate brokers trust their business and home buying clients to accredited home inspectors with experience and a wide range of knowledge. Friends, family and coworkers can also be a great source of referrals for a home inspector. It is always a great idea to check with the home inspector’s previous clients to understand their work ethic. If most of the reviews regarding the home inspector are positive, you can feel confident signing a home inspection contract with them.

3. Communication 
When choosing a home inspector, actually call the inspector before hiring him. Any inspector worth their salt will take the time to answer questions you may have. The whole point of hiring a home inspector is to know exactly whether the home you’re thinking of buying is fit for purchase. If the home inspector does not communicate with you clearly and gives you a crystal clear picture of the home’s condition, it is a waste of money. 

4. Cost
Don’t shop around for the cheapest home inspection service. The old phrase is you get what you pay for. Most newly anointed home inspectors start in the business at cheaper rates to acquire new business. Would you trust your surgery to a first-year medical student? They’ll likely be providing adequate services at a cheaper rate but don’t have the experience behind them should something unexpected come to light. 

If you are looking for a competent and reliable real estate-based home inspector, get in touch with Stanton’s Home Inspection Services - Licensed Home Inspectors In Issaquah, WA. Stanton’s Home Inspection Services offers Buyer Full Home Inspection, Major Systems Only Inspection, Seller Pre-Listing Inspection, Structural Pest Inspection, and much more. Our Home Inspection Services aren’t exclusively for those who are actively buying or selling real estate. We also offer Home Inspection Services for Current Homeowners. Our goal is to do this one thing and do it well, for the benefit of our customers. We offer our services to them, as we would to a friend or family member, as they make one of the biggest investments of their lives.

We serve clients across Issaquah, Renton, Seattle, Redmond, Tacoma, Puyallup, Snoqualmie Pass, Everett, Marysville, Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County, and the surrounding areas.

To learn more about our services, please click here. If you have any questions about your home inspection requirements, feel free to get in touch with us by clicking here.