The average listed price of homes in Columbia County Pennsylvania is right around $160,000 and the average home inspection is right around $600 when you include the inspections banks usually require (radon and mold). That simple calculation puts a home inspection at 1% of the total cost of your potential new home
This is probably one of the more important things you will read on this website, and I truly hope you read the entirety of this article. Choosing a home inspector could be incredibly beneficial or could cost you tens of thousands of dollars in the long run, you need to inspect your inspector. The average listed price of homes in Columbia County Pennsylvania is right around $160,000 and the average home inspection is right around $600 when you include the inspections banks usually require (radon and mold). That simple calculation puts a home inspection at 1% of the total cost of your potential new home, obviously as the price of the home goes up, the percentage of the home inspection cost goes down. When you choose the right inspector a home inspection becomes the cheapest service you will pay for when buying a home. On the flip side, if you choose a home inspector who does not have the knowledge and does not have your best interest in mind you could potentially have disaster lurking.
Large chain home inspection companies or home inspectors who lack the understanding of home systems can provide you with lackluster checklist inspections reports. These types of inspections should be illegal in my opinion, with this type of inspection service you will receive a report that is literally nothing more than a bunch of boxes with checkmarks if the items that were “reviewed”. Your home inspector should be willing to provide a sample report at request, if they are unwilling a red flag should immediately be raised. Your inspector should also be able to provide certifications for all offered services, such as their InterNACHI CPI certification, if they are unable to provide these certifications you need to find a different inspector. Your inspector should NOT be receiving any type of kickbacks or incentives from real estate agencies or any other agency, you are going to receive your best service when your home inspector works directly with YOU the client. This type of business is not permitted under InterNACHI’s Code of Ethics, but that doesn’t mean your inspector is InterNACHI certified or follows these types of standards.
At Precision Inspection Solutions we know these shortfalls and have committed ourselves to providing you with comprehensive unmatched services. We take the guess work out of home inspections and will take the time to explain our findings, and what improvements can/should be made. We will provide color photos and make sure you are fully aware of any and all concerns, this is why we decided to offer our Advanced Home Inspection, it gives you the option to choose a service that undoubtedly goes above and beyond what you are going to receive from other home inspectors. Our Standard Home Inspection covers all of the necessary requirements and will fulfill InterNACHI’s SOP to it’s full extent, but for the clients who are seeking an elite home inspection the Advanced Home Inspection is offered. Home inspections are not easy and require a vast amount of knowledge, and the average home inspection can take up to two hours depending on the size of the home, our advanced home inspection can add an additional hour onto our standard Home Inspection.
In conclusion I want you to take everything here very seriously, it is worth protecting your potential investment and understand there are business’s out there just looking to take your money and run. My advice to you is to inspect your inspector thoroughly and do not be afraid to ask questions. An inspection who has your best interest in mind will be fully transparent and be willing to answer any and all questions you may have. I hope you decide to choose Precision Inspection Solutions for all of your home inspection and home maintenance needs, but if you don’t, I hope this article gave you some insight into what you should be looking for in your potential home inspector.