Good real-estate decisions rely heavily on the home inspection and what’s found on the report. Don’t let a faulty home inspection lead you astray! You want to choose a quality inspector you can trust. But how do you go about doing that? We at Inspecticore in NY recommend these four steps for choosing a home inspector.
1. Get recommendations.
Ask your friends, family members, and co-workers for home inspectors in Nassau County or Suffolk County. Don’t be shy in asking questions about the inspector’s level of service, what was included, and so on. If you’re new to the area, check online customer reviews and service-review websites.
2. Do your research.
You can discover quite a bit about a home inspection company from the website or a quick phone call. See what you can find on the About Us page, and take note of the company’s services, guarantees, what’s provided, and any specialty inspection services. If you leave a message, pay attention to whether the inspector calls you back in a reasonable amount of time (one indicator of good communication and professionalism).
3. Interview at least three home inspectors.
Narrow down your list of possibilities to three. From there, schedule an interview with each one. Prepare questions in advance, and be sure to ask for a sample inspection report as well as a written quote.
4. Trust your instincts and choose an inspector.
You want to feel confident about the home inspector you select. As you do your interviews and compile information, pay attention to your gut feelings. Make a decision only after you feel confident moving forward.
This selection process should help ease your concerns about hiring the right home inspector. One more point of advice: We recommend that you take these steps before you need inspection services. That way, you do not feel rushed while you’re also trying to make important home-buying decisions.
If you have additional questions about hiring a home inspector or want to learn more about Inspecticore, contact us at 516-524-0673. We’d love to answer your questions and help you on your home-buying journey.