Top Five Things to Look for When Hiring A Home Inspector

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Top Five Things to Look for When Hiring A Home Inspector

While it’s not mandatory to hire a home inspector, it is highly advisable you do so because it helps ensure that you are making an informed decision on one of largest financial investments of your life.

Through a home inspection, the condition of the house is visually inspected. Everything from the foundation and basement, to the attic space and roof, as well as the home’s HVAC system and plumbing, are checked for anomalies. Any issues found are pointed out in the report, which gives you leverage at the time of negotiations as the owner may have to lower the asking price or get the problems fixed.

Hiring a home inspector helps ensure your safety and plays a crucial role in the home-buying process. If you’re in the process of buying a home and are looking to hire a home inspector, here’s a list of the top five things to help make your search easier.

1. Licensed and Insured.

The home inspector you select for the inspection of your property, should be highly qualified, insured, and possess a valid license as your decision is dependent on their report analysis.

2. Excellent Communication.

Communication is always the key when it comes to any kind relationship and the same counts for this too. Select a home inspector who leaves no stone un-turned and clearly explains their findings on the house you are planning to buy.

3. Non-rushed Inspection.

Choose a home inspector who is meticulous in their inspection and doesn’t rush through their examinations. Picking an inspector who gives you time is beneficial as all your doubts will be cleared as they will be open to answering questions.

4. Flexible Scheduling.

Time can be a constraint in clinching a house deal, and an inspector who not only understands this but works with you, and your schedule is beneficial as w

5. Previous Construction Experience.

When buying a property you want to hire someone with previous experience. It is always better to research a home inspector’s prior knowledge and expertise before hiring them. Experience in construction in always preferred.

If you’re looking for a home inspector in Campbell River, Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland, Denman Island, Hornby Island, Fanny Bay, Parksville, Union Bay, Black Creek, Quadra Island, Qualicum Beach and Qualicum Bay, reach out to Advanced Home Inspections for expert services. W.E.T.T inspections, recall check and infrared camera inspections. We are also a member of Consumer Protection BC and HIABC. To learn more about these services please click here. To get in touch with us, please click here.