Today I want to talk to you about how to properly choose a home inspector. I think we can all agree that a home inspection is essential when you buy a house. It’s a small investment that lets you know everything you need to know about the house—the good, the bad, and the ugly. We always recommend one. However, how do you choose the right inspector?

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a lot of new home inspectors enter the business. Just like real estate agents, some of those inspectors are going to have more experience than others. Some will do a better report, or have better systems for finding problems. It’s important that you have a home inspector that is going to shoot you straight, give you the detailed facts, and be professional. You don’t want an inspector that will be too critical or too soft. It’s about finding a good balance.

“I recommend leaning on your real estate agent for advice.”

When you’re looking for an inspector to hire, my recommendation is to lean on your real estate agent for advice. They will know who is a good inspector and who isn’t. Agents work with these inspectors day in and day out and they know who the best option is.

If you have any questions for me about home inspections or anything else, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.