Before buying a home, you will want to make sure you know the real value of the property and any problem areas that may need fixing before or after the sale. Finding a reliable home inspector is key.
Ask your real estate agent. Your realtor should be able to help you find a good inspector, and may already know someone in the area who can do the inspection.
Get referrals from friends and family. If you have friends or family in your new area, get referrals from them. You can also use sites like Yelp to read reviews from others.
Interview the prospects, and ask questions. Your inspector should be knowledgeable and confident. Listen for responses that answer your questions; be wary of anyone who simply rephrases the question or gives a non-answer.
If the home you’re looking at has special features that you want to check out, such as a swimming pool, make sure the inspector knows what to look for in these features. Bring in a separate inspector for these features, if necessary.
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