Top 3 Characteristics to Look for in a Twin Tiers Home Inspector
You might be so excited that you finally found the house you’ve been looking for. You put in an offer and it was accepted without any hesitation. All contracts have been signed, earnest money has been paid, and now it’s time to set up the home inspection.
Like most people, you may take to social media if you’re a new homebuyer. You want to be sure you’re choosing the right home inspection company, and who better to ask than your friends?
Your post practically goes viral with people giving you advice. They’re all tagging their favorite companies and suddenly you feel overwhelmed. At that point, you realize you’re not even sure what you should be looking for in a home inspector.
At Precision Home Inspection, we get it. We understand the excitement you’re feeling, but we also know the importance of choosing your inspector wisely. Here are three characteristics you should be looking for.
Quality #1: Great Online Reviews
Sadly, sometimes people recommend professionals because they’re friends with them. They may be good, but they might not be the best. It’s important to check out real reviews from people you don’t know. Facebook often has a lot of information to offer. However, you may want to check out Yelp, and other, similar websites. They are much more likely to offer you non-biased reviews.
Quality #2: A Broad Knowledge Base
It sounds great when you say you have an inspector who specializes in something like the plumbing or the electricity. However, it’s much better to work with someone who knows a lot about every part of the house. That’s going to give you more “bang for your buck” in the long-term, and it should give you more peace of mind.
Quality #3: Ongoing Experience and Certification
The home inspector you choose should have many years of experience. They need to know about local building codes and regulations. It’s not enough to simply be a licensed home inspector. Look for certifications from InterNACHI, NYSDEC and ABITCO. The presence of these certifications will let you know that you’re dealing with a professional who takes the job seriously.
Buying a home is a huge decision, and it’s important to think about every aspect of it. Your home inspection could uncover serious problems that could potentially cost you thousands of dollars down the road. Finding the right home inspector now will save you a lot of money and stress in the future.
We are always very transparent about what we offer our clients. On our About Us page, you’ll find experience, education and expertise. Our credentials speak for themselves.
This is a great time of year to buy a house! We would love the opportunity to work with you and show you what a top-notch home inspection is like. If you’d like to make your appointment for your inspection, please contact us!
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