Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Questions To Ask When Hiring A Home Inspector Columbus GA

By Joseph Martin

Buying a new house? If you are like most people, this is probably the largest investment you will ever make. Most likely, one of the conditions of sale will be that you have a house inspection performed, usually within a few days, and are satisfied with the results. An examination of the residence conducted by a home inspector Columbus GA can identify non-functioning systems, damaged building components, safety issues and poor-quality installations. But how do you find a good, objective house inspector?

But the question is how to find a licensed home inspector, where in some states it is not necessary for house inspections. Here are a few tips that will help you find a good house assessor:

Full time inspector. First of all ask your house assessor if he is a full time assessor or a part time assessor. It is important to know that because this will help you to know how seriously he takes up his profession. For a Quality House Inspection you need a full time house assessor.

The turnaround time for a report should also be determined. As examiners, we understand the tight timelines your real estate agent has put you under, so we will always get you the report as quick as possible. Remember that sometimes a little extra research is required, so don't expect to get the report at the end of the inspection

Experience or Education. How long has the examiner been in business? Or what experience does he or she have? The assumption here is that if the examiner has been in business a long time or has more experience, he or she must be better than the other guy. While there is some validity to this, education is much more important. Someone may have been a roofer for years before becoming a house examiner. This doesn't mean he knows anything about plumbing, or electricity, or heating. We've all heard stories about horrible home examiners.

Charges. You must also know the charges that the assessor quotes for House Inspections Services. Sometimes there are major problems quoted by the assessor that needs to be taken care of on a priority basis. When the sellers make the necessary changes and make the house as per the required standards you can ask your assessor to visit again and inspect. But it is important for you to know whether he will charge for revisit or not as some assessors charge for re-inspection and some don't.

Find Your Own house Examiner. Your best bet for finding a good home examiner that will work for you, is to ask your friends and family who they have used and recommend. Ask if the examiner they used uncovered any hidden problems or saved them money. You don't want an examiner that is recommended simply because he was easy going or cheap.

The bottom line is that you should find your own house assessor. If your real estate agent discourages you from using your own assessor, or insists you use one of their "recommended" assessors, then that agent is not looking out for your best interests. Remember, this may well be your house. Protect your investment. Find your own home assessor. I hope these tips will help you find a good house assessor who gives honest, unbiased and straight forward report of the house inspection undertaken.

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