Most of the realtors would also recommend home inspectors, you would also have to cautious about that too. There are some realtors that would give specific home inspectors that they use most often or has the lowest price. You would have to be careful about them, you can check the recommended particular inspectors. But professional and good realtors would often recommend home inspectors from where you can choose the most appropriate for you.
Again, as a reminder, you should not rely heavily on prices when choosing home inspectors. You would have to check about the background, weaknesses and strengths of your choices.
About Home Inspections
Home inspectors would make inside and outside inspections. Inspectors would be checking different utility systems and even the outside premise of you home. Septic inspections are not usually included in inspection services. But again, there are some states where septic inspections are required to be part of home inspection.
You would have at least a basic knowledge about what inspections should be part of the evaluation of home inspectors. You do not want to be taken advantage of. Missing important parts of inspection can be very crucial. These missed inspections could be the one that needs major repair and have an impact on the sale of the house.
Some states would also require inspections to include termite inspection. Aside from that, be aware that there could be a need for pool or spa inspection. But this could be available for an additional fee. Aside from that there can also be a need for wind and mold inspections.
After finishing the inspection, it is important to get a report on the findings and conclusion of the inspection. The conclusion would give you a basic idea on what repairs should be done and alternative methods that should be used to resolve unsafe and deteriorating conditions. Make sure that a licensed professional engineer’s P.E. seal is provided on the inspector’s report.
This would validate the report made by the home inspector.