Before hiring any home inspector, we suggest that you ask him or her these 3 questions:
This question will immediately tell you a lot about your inspector’s level of experience. An inspector who has performed “dozens” or “a few hundred” inspections does not have a lot of experience. An inspector who has performed “thousands” of inspections over a decade or more has significantly more experience. Experience counts in every profession, including for home inspectors. When making what will likely the biggest buying decision in your lifetime, you will want to choose an experienced inspector.
A part-time inspector clearly does not have the time to stay current with the latest building trends and codes. A part-time inspector will likely have another full-time job. In comparison, a full-time inspector is committed to learning all he or she can to be the best at this profession. Yes, this is a profession that requires extensive training and continuing education and a full-time commitment.
This one question will tell you how committed your inspector is to being the best. An American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Certified Inspector has made the strongest industry commitment to this profession in terms of quality inspections and ethics. An ASHI Certified Inspector is the best of the best.
Before hiring any inspector when buying a home, feel free to contact Housebusters at 1-800-847-3500. We are always happy to talk with you about our certifications, training and experience. And we’re happy to answer all of your questions. You can even book any and all of your needed inspection services when buying a home on our website!