Lake Weiss Alabama Real Estate Services

Cherokee County Home Inspectors

Here’s how to find the right home inspector:

  • Do your research and ask lots of questions of prospective inspectors, including their backgrounds, the length of time they've been in the business, the number of inspections they've performed and what sort of report they'll provide.
  • Look for an inspector with a broad knowledge of a home's systems and structures, not just a specialized person such as a plumber or electrician.
  • If your state regulates home inspectors, check with the state agency to verify the inspector's license and check his record for complaints.
  • Make sure your inspector is objective, independent and does not have any affiliation with the real estate agency selling the home.
  • Choose an inspector who carries errors and omissions insurance.
  • Take the time to speak with several inspectors and have confidence in their skills and demeanor.
  • Be sure your inspector is familiar with the particular type of house you're considering. Homes of different ages, designs and materials each have special risks and offer special signs, symptoms and clues to hidden damage.
  • Choose an inspector who can deliver a completed report with plenty of time for review. Also request an electronic copy so you can e-mail it to friends and family.
  • Ask the inspector: "If you miss something during your inspection will you accept responsibility for the oversight?"
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