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.
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.
your state regulates home inspectors, check with the state agency to verify the
inspector's license and check his record for complaints.
sure your inspector is objective, independent and does not have any affiliation with the
real estate agency selling the home.
an inspector who carries errors and omissions insurance.
the time to speak with several inspectors and have confidence in their skills and
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.
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.
the inspector: "If you miss something during your inspection will you accept
responsibility for the oversight?"
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