Licensed by TREC #22015
Q. What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a visual analysis of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation. If problems are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation.
Q. Why should I obtain a home inspection?
The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment a person will ever make. An inspection is a good opportunity to learn as much as you can about the condition of the property and the need for any repairs before you buy. A home inspection can also point out the positive characteristics of a home. After the inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of the property you are about to purchase.
For an existing home owner, a home inspection may be used to identify potential problems and to learn measures that can be taken to avoid costly future repairs. If you are planning to sell your home, you may wish to have an inspection prior to placing your home on the market. This will give you a better understanding of conditions which may be discovered by the buyer's inspector, and an opportunity to make those repairs, putting the home in better selling condition.
Q. How long does a home inspection take?
An inspection can take three to four hours for an average home, more or less time depending on the size, age and condition of the home.
Q. Do you recommend that the buyer be present for the inspection?
It is not necessary for you to be present for the inspection, but it is recommended. At the time of the inspection, you will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions directly, as you learn about the condition of the home. You will also find the written report easier to understand.
Q. Do you work evenings or weekends?
As a home inspector, I am dedicated to my profession and can be available evenings or weekends to better assist clients.
Q. Are you licensed in Texas?
All home inspectors in Texas are required to be licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
Q. Are you bonded and insured (General Liability Insurance and Errors and Omissions Insurance)?
The State of Texas requires all home inspectors to be insured.
Q. As part of the inspection, do you go up on the roof?
The roof will be inspected from the roof surface whenever it is safe to do so.
Q. Do you make repairs based on the findings of the home inspection?
Home inspectors are not allowed to do repairs on the homes that they inspect as this could be a potential conflict of interest.
Q. Do you provide a complete inspection report at the end of the inspection?
Reports are prepared after an inspection on a computer and will contain as much detail as possible. Pictures are inserted into the report, where applicable, to help the reader understand the report. The final report is sent to the client via electronic mail.