Our team at Towne & Country Property Inspections understands that buying a new home is both an exciting prospect and a major financial decision, and because of that, we want to help you make sure you are making the right choice. Before buying any home, you should have it inspected by an experienced home inspector like those on our team. In this article, we will go over a few tips on how to choose a home inspector, so you can find one that you can trust.
- Choose the Inspector First. One piece of advice we have to offer about choosing a home inspector is that you should choose the inspector before you start shopping for a home, or at least before you’ve decided on which home you’d like to buy. If you try to find an inspector while waiting to buy a home, then you’ll likely feel pressure to go with the first inspector you find just to keep the process moving along.
- Look for Broad Experience and Knowledge. When choosing a home inspector, we recommend that you look for someone with a broad knowledge base—in other words, someone who knows about all of a home’s systems and structures, rather than having deep knowledge about just one or two areas. In addition, it’s best to hire an inspector who has been working in this business for at least a few years and knows how to recognize problems in a home.
- Check Their Credentials. We also recommend that you make sure that the home inspector you choose has the right credentials for the job—in this case, a license or certification. These documents prove that the inspector has enough experience and training to accurately assess the condition of the property and give you the information you need to make the right choice about the purchase.