Q. How long will the Home Inspection take?
A. Most Inspections take about two to four hours in addition to report preparation time. These times may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.
Q. Should I be present during the Home Inspection?
A. We recommend that you be present, in most cases near the end of the Inspection, however you are welcome to be present from start to finish.
Q. What if the Inspection uncovers problems?
A. Our report will tell you the condition of the house. No house is going to be perfect. It is up to you to decide how any problems the inspection uncovers might affect your decision to purchase. If major problems are discovered, you may want to try negotiating with the seller to have them repaired before closing the deal. Or perhaps the seller will lower the price, or offer more favorable contract terms. In the end, the decision rests with you, but knowing about potential problems, before you buy, gives you the power to negotiate and make the best decisions.
Q. Will you fix the problems you find during the Inspection
A. No. The code of ethics of the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) prohibits its members from doing repair work on properties they inspect. This assures that there will never be any conflict of interest by the inspector. Our purpose is to provide an unbiased, objective third party report on the condition of the home.
Q. What if I have questions after the home inspection?
A. You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment.
Q. Does the inspection warrant or guarantee the home?
A. No, the home inspection does not provide a warranty or guarantee. There are home warranty companies regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission which sell such policies. Although somewhat limited, they usually prove to be a worthwhile expense. Please consult with your real estate agent for more information.