Choosing a Home Inspector
It is very important to have a qualified home inspection company do a thorough home inspection prior to closing on a home. here are many issues that are not readily apparent when you initially walk through a home that an inspection will uncover. When it is time for you to start looking for a Home Inspector you should ask your Realtor, Banker, or Attorney for a list of names. You can look in the Yellow Pages under Home and Building Inspections, ask friends or co-workers, or check out the directories of top national organizations such as NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors) for a listing of Inspectors in your area. You will often have contractual time constraints that the inspection must be completed by and will need more than one recommendation to find a service that can meet your dates.
To appropriately vet the companies you have chosen to speak with…
An important question to ask is, “When do I get the report?” The checklist type and the handwritten type are usually delivered to you on-site. Computer-generated reports are also available on-site from a few inspectors who bring a portable computer to the job. Otherwise, the inspector mails the report. You may want to know up front how long you can expect to wait for it