Top Five Things To Look For When Hiring A Home Inspector
You are about to embark on one of the most important investments in your life. It’s imperative that you choose wisely and carefully select an experienced home inspector who will conduct a thorough inspection and document any repairs needed. Your inspector should provide a high-quality report tailored specifically for your needs so that you can make a well-informed decision while knowing exactly what is going to await you on closing day!
If you’re looking for a home inspection, here’s a list of the top five things to look for in a home inspector.
Make sure your home inspector is licensed, insured, and bonded. Not only does this help ensure you are hiring a professional, but it is also the law! Run from any home inspector that can’t show you these documents.
Ensure your home inspector is part of a professional association such as InterNACHI or CAHPI. Memberships in local business communities also point to a well-run home inspection business.
Ciara Property Inspections is proud to be a part of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). We commit to constant upgrading and a culture of consistent learning. We are also members of the Sherwood Park Chamber of Commerce and the Edmonton Business Association because we love to help further the local business interests of our communities.
When hiring a home inspector, look for positive Google reviews. Instead of going just by the rating, read the reviews; how many reviews does the business have? Things to look for in the reviews are how the company interacts with the clients, how easy the report is to read, and the follow-up after releasing the report. At Ciara Property Inspections, we take pride in dealing with our clients, from the opening scheduling call to our follow-up call after we publish the report.
4. Sample report
Every inspection company should have a link on their website to a sample report. If they don’t, consider running away! We use Spectora reporting software and feel it provides the most comprehensive, easy-to-read report in the industry. You can check out our sample report HERE.
5. Conduct your research
Many potential buyers go in blindly and use the inspector that their realtor recommends. If you are following your realtor’s lead, they should give you the names of at least two or three inspection companies and allow you to do your own research before making a decision. Do your research using the guidelines above and choose wisely.
If you’re looking for certified home inspectors in Sherwood Park, Alberta, reach out to Ciara Property Inspections. We guarantee that our attention to detail and exceptional service will make you confident in your real estate transaction. Our services are all-inclusive and include thermal imaging, moisture scanning, and combustion gas detection.
We serve clients across Sherwood Park, Edmonton, Ardrossan, Beaumont, Leduc, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, St. Albert, Morinville, Fort Saskatchewan, Nisku, Devon, and the surrounding areas.
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