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Buying a home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. It can also be very stressful. Being familiar with a property’s condition and need for major repairs before you buy is necessary so as to minimize any surprises or difficulties afterwards. An inspection is like a physical check up. If problems or symptoms exist, much like your doctor, an inspector will recommend further evaluation by qualified contractors or service professionals.

Right here! As part of membership, our residential inspectors are required to maintain double the state requirements for continuing education. That’s 32 hours per year!

The reason is simple. Knowledge and expertise gained from extensive education, training and experience. All inspections will be conducted by a professional home inspector (licensed by The Texas Real Estate Commission) from an impartial, unbiased, objective point of view with quality and integrity. We are not appraisers and do not determine market value nor are we a municipal inspection company that verifies code compliance. Even the most seasoned real estate agent or informed home owner cannot match the qualifications of a professional home inspector that has conducted thousands of home inspections throughout their career.

Generally, the home inspector is called right after a contract or purchase agreement has been signed. Before you sign, make sure that there is an inspection clause in the contract making your commitment dependant upon the findings of a professional home inspection. Both buyer and seller should specify terms to which they are obligated.

Inspectors do not pass or fail home inspections and it is important to note that all homes have problems. Communication with your inspector will typically help you prioritize repairs based on his/her opinion and experience. Depending on the terms of your contract, you should be able to negotiate at least some repair costs. The seller is typically responsible for major expenses but may also adjust the sales price or contribute to closing costs, etc. in lieu of, or in addition to, making repairs. Your Realtor should be able to help you once the report has been received.

Yes. There are several national and local organizations that have developed industry standards. In Texas, inspectors are licensed and regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission and required to follow minimum standards.