PRICE VS. COST
WE GET IT!
There are a lot of things happening at once that cost a lot of money and you just don’t want to be taken advantage of, but how will you know which inspector is offering the best value?
Remember that a cheap inspector could save you money with a lower price, but cost you thousands more in the long run!
Choosing the cheapest inspector is a Rookie Mistake. Home buyers assume that inspectors are like gas pumps… they’re all the same except for the price. The truth is, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!
Don’t trust the largest investment of your life to just any inspector!
How to Price Shop for the Best Home Inspector.
- Compare Apples to Apples
Pay close attention to what’s included in the price quote. Is it just a home inspection? Is there also a Radon Test or Termite Inspection in the quote? Do they include warranties? A video review? A higher quote most likely means a higher quality of service. You’ll need to determine which qualities matter most to you.
- Check Customer Reviews
Only Great Service earns great reviews. Look at the 5 star ratings on Google, Facebook, or the BBB. You’re looking for a company you can trust. Their clients should talk about their level of detail, how friendly, helpful, and professional they were. The more positive reviews there are, the more in-demand that company is.
- Interview Potential Inspectors
Inspectors are NOT required to carry insurance to protect you from those thousands of dollars we talked about earlier. They’re also not required to inspect more than one outlet or window per room. And their on-site training to get their license? Almost none.
Agents are NOT TAUGHT how to protect you legally from a bad home inspector so most don’ t know what questions to ask before recommending someone. Read our 7 Qualities to Look for in a Home Inspector and ask the tough questions before you hire to make sure you’re fully protected!