Avoid The Blind Home Inspector

Was Your Last Home Inspector Blind?

Learn Seven Things You Must Know To Avoid Hiring A Blind Home Inspector

(1) Make Sure Your Home Inspector is Experienced:

Nobody works harder for you, the client than, Thompson Inspections! The success of the business depends on exceeding your expectations for quality and professionalism each time. Be sure to get an inspection from a professional

company because they have a vested interest in ensuring your Total Satisfaction!

Also, it takes a full-time inspector 100s of inspections to develop the eyes, ears, and nose for hunting down problems. Part-time home inspectors don’t have the time in the field to develop that radar. So be sure to ask how many inspections the inspector conducts annually.

A quality full-time home inspector conducts between 300 and 400 inspections annually – blind inspectors conduct 50 to 100 inspections annually.

Conducting 300-400 inspections each year requires extensive referrals by prior clients, lenders, real estate agents, and others — so there is a much greater chance the inspector is not blind!

On the other hand, if the inspector is doing three inspections a day, he is probably not spending the time needed to do a complete job. A comprehensive inspection is going to take around 2 to 3 hours. Count on around an hour per 1,000 sq ft. depending on age and condition. Anything less, and you are just getting a drive-by inspection.

(2) Education:

    1. They are new or part-time and
    2. They do not know their costs (they will not be in business long).

If you want a thorough Home Inspection of, what most likely will be, the largest purchase of your life, you will want an experienced professional Home Inspection Company on your side. Hiring a Home Inspection Company with experience that understands that they work for you and no one else is crucial. Making sure that you, the buyer, understand the condition of your new property is our priority.

  • Inspectors that charge less, know less, do less, and therefore inspect less. They typically do not carry the technology and tools that are necessary to complete a thorough inspection.
  • Thompson Inspections always provides an on-site review of our findings with you and makes sure that you understand all aspects of the property. The final report, which includes photos, is emailed to you as an HTML file for the SAME DAY. If you want a thorough Home Inspection of, what most likely will be, the largest purchase of your life, you will want an experienced professional Home Inspection Company on your side. Hiring a Home Inspection Company with experience that understands that they work for you and no one else is crucial. Making sure that you, the buyer, understand the condition of your new property is our priority.

(3) Certifications:

While certifications are certainly important to avoid a blind inspector, it’s the combination of Experience, Education, and Training that make the difference in the competency of your next home inspector. Certifications let the world know that the inspector can pass a test, not inspect a home properly. We all know people who are certified for one thing or another that we wouldn’t hire under any circumstances.

There is simply no substitute for experience and proper training.

(4) Advanced Technology:

Buying a home is a great investment. So why would you want merely a regular inspection?

There is no reason to wonder if you’re getting the best inspection if the inspector uses cutting-edge technologies and the proper tools — such as Laser Thermometer, a professional-quality Moisture Meter, and Outlet Testers.

– Newer technology such as these will help uncover “hidden” signs of damage and potential problems that might otherwise go undetected in a superficial inspection.

(5) The Inspection Report:

The top home inspector that’s not a blind inspector in today’s business doesn’t produce handwritten reports. A professional inspector will provide at least a 30+ page narrative report and not some little 10-15 pages that you can’t read because he writes like your doctor.

It would be best if you wanted the report to be written in plain English, not some “Techno-Jargon”- that only the home inspector can understand.

An inspector that makes repairs should always be avoided due to the conflict of interest inherent in that situation. All national home inspection associations forbid this lack of integrity and objectivity.

Ask for a sample of an inspection report so you’ll know what you can expect for your time and money. After all, you are the client! Click here for a copy of our sample report.

(6) The Company That Offers The Cheapest Price Is NOT The Company You Should Hire:

The company that offers the lowest price generally shows you a couple of things; 1) they are new or part-time, and 2) they do not know their costs (they will not be in business very long).

If you want a thorough Home Inspection of, what most likely will be, the largest purchase of your life, you will want an experienced professional Home Inspection Company on your side. Hiring a Home Inspection Company with experience that understands that they work for you and no one else is crucial. Ensuring that you, the buyer, understand the condition of your new property is our priority.

* Inspectors that charge less, know less, do less, and therefore inspect less. They typically do not carry the technology and tools that are necessary to complete a thorough inspection.

Thompson Inspections always provides an on-site review of our findings with you and makes sure that you understand all aspects of the property. The final report, which includes photos, is emailed to you as an HTML file for the SAME DAY.

(7) See What Other Home Buyers Have Said About The Inspector:

Check Online Reviews to get the opinions of past clients. If they do not have online reviews, their work probably has not impressed anyone, and he might be blind in more ways than one!

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While residents enjoy the big Minneapolis city amenities with a historic atmosphere, good food, the beautiful shades of green along lakes and rivers, and outdoor adventures all year round, you too can get ahead of the game when you hire a professional home inspector at Thompson Inspections. If you’re one to choose to move to a place packed with green space and a big city vibe combined, Thompson Inspections will help make your home buying decision an easy and most informed one.

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