Ten Questions to Ask A Home Inspector

  • What are your qualifications? Are you a member of the American Association of Home Inspectors?
  • Do you have a current license? Inspectors are not required to be licensed in every state.
  • How many inspections of properties such as this do you do each year?
  • Do you have a list of past clients I can contact?
  • Do you carry professional errors and omission insurance? May I have a copy of the policy?
  • Do you provide any guarantees of your work?
  • What specifically will the inspection cover?
  • What type of report will I receive after the inspection?
  • How long will the inspection take and how long will it take to receive the report?
  • How much will the inspection cost?

Portions adapted from Real Estate Checklists and Systems and used with permission. (www.realestatechecklists.com)

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