A Word about Our Fees

“The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of a cheap inspection fee is forgotten.”

Did you say to yourself, "I am going to find the cheapest house I can"? Of course not! What you want is the best value for your money, right? You should want the same from your home inspection.

So how do you make sure you hire the right person for the job? It’s vital that you interview any inspector based on the following list (and we suggest in this order).

  1. View an inspection report. Inspection reports vary widely. We provide a narrative style report with imbedded photos.  Our photos all have explanations.  We avoid vague or broad terms like “fair” or “poor” which could make the findings confusing.
  2. Make sure they’re insured.  Your inspector should be insured for “errors and omissions”, and general liability.  This is one indication of the level of professionalism, and required by law in Pennsylvania.
  3. Make sure the inspector has a valid membership in a respected certifying body. ( Such as www.ASHI.org) Reputable associations have stringent exams and require training, experience, continuing education.  Check out the associations’ minimum requirements.
  4. Will I get an inspection report on site? No, beware of generic inspection reports which are hurriedly generated on site. All of the time we book with you is spent on the inspection of the property. The creation of a proper, in-depth, detailed report takes an additional 2 to 3 hours of careful thought and consideration.  Your reports will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the inspection. If you prefer, they will be printed and delivered to you as quickly as you need them.
  5. How much do you charge? Fees vary widely. You’ll find that high quality inspectors do a thorough job and may tend to charge more. Training, insurance, certifications, and continuing education don’t come cheaply to the inspectors. When it comes to home inspections – as with most things – you get what you pay for.

You deserve the highest value for your investment dollar. We have no additional or hidden costs, and we provide the top level of customer service. Call us for a quote specific to your home, or contact us through email to schedule a conference.

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Make the investment… to protect your investment.

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