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Six questions to ask when looking for the right home inspector

Unless you’re buying or selling a home, you probably don’t know of a home inspector or inspection company, but things will quickly change once you find a house you want to purchase! Your real estate agent will likely be the person who first mentions a name or company to you. Though references are helpful and a great place to start, you should be diligent, ask questions, and be comfortable with the company you hire. You can easily narrow your search by asking some key questions. Here are the top six questions worth asking:

1. Are you licensed?

2. What is involved in a home inspection?

3. How long has your company been in business?

4. Do you include a written report?

5. What equipment will you use during the inspection?

6. What sets you apart from other home inspectors?

Two organizations that provide certifications are the National Association of Home Inspectors and the American Society of Home Inspectors; visit their websites for inspectors in your area. Though the price of the inspection is important, it shouldn’t be the determining factor. Looking at the big picture, the cost of a home inspection is low relative to the price of the home you’re having inspected. Remember, you often get what you pay for!

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  1. So I have found a home that I really like and am looking to buy. Now I do think it would be a good idea to get it inspected before I make the final purchase to see if there is anything wrong with it potentially. Of the questions you listed here, I would for sure ask them about how long they have been in business for. That way, I can see if they have a lot of years under their belt which usually means they have been doing their job well.

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