Now that you are in the market for a new home and you need to get it inspected, here are some suggestions that might be valuable to you.
- Be actively involved in your inspection process; if possible, deal directly with your home inspector.
- Make your own home inspector choice.
- Be sure that the person inspecting your property is the person that you selected for services and not someone sent to fill in unless you have prior knowledge.
- Talk to the person that you are considering for your home inspection and ask questions about their credentials and experience as a home inspector and any other related experience.
- Make sure that your home inspector is code certified.
- Be present at the time of inspection if possible.
- Take notes during the inspection and ask questions afterwards.
- Do not rely on Builder reputation.
- The more experienced and qualified home inspector’s fee could be higher than the less experienced inspector.
- The cheapest inspection fee could be a poor inspection experience.
- If you are building a home, start your inspection process no later than the framing phase of construction thru final.
- The only true certification for an Inspector is by a building code organization such as the ICC (International Code Council); all of your county or city inspectors in the state of Georgia must have their inspection certifications through the ICC, and not a Home Inspection Franchise, Society, or Association. You deserve the best!