Will You Choose the Right Home Inspector? – Part Two
In the previous post, I showcased the fine art of hiring a home inspector when considering an L.A. home for sale. But that powerful set of insights put you only as far as the fifty yard line. To run the remaining distance to your goal, you’ll need to gallop your way through these additional steps.
What’s the Buzz. Is the buzz on your candidate smooth, harmonious, and loud. Only checking references will clue you into this info. Ask the inspector you’re considering for customer contact info. Then follow through with a thorough investigation that reveals their satisfaction levels. Remember, connect with homeowners who’ve occupied their property for at least a few months. Occasionally, issues rear their beastly heads only after some time has gone by.
Belonging is Believing. Not every capable home inspector is a member of a professional association. Nevertheless, belonging to one definitely can say a mouthful about competency and reliability. That’s because these organizations offer members a number of bonuses in the form of ongoing education and information. I mean, what would you think of a physician who didn’t belong to the AMA?
The Oops Factor. As the wise bard sad, ‘to err is human’. Since the vast majority of home inspectors are members of this species, sometimes mistakes happen. Be sure to find out if the inspection company has ‘errors and omissions insurance’. If not, you could be stuck footing the bill for an unexpected problem, no matter how mind-bogglingly stellar the inspector’s reputation.
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