Infinite Real Property Solutions believes there are nine important questions you should have answered before you select your home inspector. If you have questions in addition to the 10 listed below, please type them in the comments section at the bottom of this page and we will address those as well. Make sure to include a return email address in the comments section in order that we can respond to you.
1. What does your inspection cover?
The inspector should ensure that their inspection and inspection report will meet all applicable requirements in your state if applicable and will comply with a well-recognized standard of practice and code of ethics. You should be able to request and see a copy of these items ahead of time and ask any questions you may have. If there are any areas you want to make sure are inspected, be sure to identify them upfront.
2. How long have you been practicing in the home inspection profession and how many inspections have you completed?
IRPS has had over 18 years in the Real Estate Industry covering both construction, acquisition and sale of real property both commercial and residential.
3. Are you specifically experienced in residential inspection?
IRPS inspector have received their certification through an Internachi certified training and are members of both Internachi and Ashi.
4. How long will the inspection take?
The average on-site inspection time for a single inspector is 1 ˝ to 3 hours depending on the condition and size of the property. Anything significantly less may not be enough time to perform a thorough inspection. Additional inspectors may be brought in for very large properties and buildings.
5. How much will it cost?
Costs vary dramatically, depending on the level and type of inspection, the property floor area, property geographical location and the inspector’s qualifications. A typical range might be $225–$500, but consider the value of the home inspection in terms of the investment being made. Inspection cost does not necessarily reflect quality.
6. What type of inspection report do you provide and how long will it take to receive the report?
IRPS provides a very user friendly report that highlight conditions that are a safety hazard, items to monitor, and items slated for improvement.
7. Will I be able to attend the inspection?
IRPS will walk clients through their perspective property at the conclusion of the inspection to help identify key components, every homeowner would want to know about. If a client is unable to join the inspectors for the walk-through, a comprehensive, but user-friendly report will be provided.
8. Do you maintain membership in a professional home inspector association?
IRPS are members of Internachi and Ashi.
9. Do you participate in continuing education programs to keep your expertise up to date?
As members of the prestigious Internachi and ASHI associations, continuing education is a requirement annually. Additionally, IRPS participates in a monthly continuing educational forum with other home inspectors to discuss trending topics and highlighted changes within our industry.