Things I look for in an inspector

March 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm Leave a comment

I am not a licensed inspector.  I do, however, believe I have some qualifications on house in palm w key Small this topic:  13 years as a licensed Realtor, 386 closed transactions, 4 personal investment properties, a few too many foundation issues over the years, coaching & training new agents. 

So, a few things I look for in an inspector both for myself and in making recommendations to my buyers:

  • knows what he / she is talking about
  • is objective in his / her report
  • can communicate what he / she sees in a house without scaring the buyers
    reports are accurate
  • written reports provided same day or first thing the next morning
  • is available for buyer Q & A
  • recognizes that a roofing expert is more qualified on roofs and may contradict the inspector’s findings (same with AC, foundation, plumbing etc) … and does not let ego get in the way
  • also does WDI reports
  • is on time
  • is easy to schedule
  • prices are competitive

 

Julie Nelson is a licensed Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Austin, TX.  This and any of her blog postings should not be construed as legal or professional advice.  Contact your favorite professionals in person for actual advice.  Julie can be reached at www.thenelsonproject.com.  Searching for homes?  We think this is the coolest Austin home search tool available.
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