Why a Top To Bottom Home Inspector Is Your Best Choice
Who is the perfect home inspector? For most home buyers, it’s an expert in all aspects of home construction and the mechanical systems in the homes. It’s someone who will do a thorough home inspection and provide a detailed report of findings. However, it’s not someone who will inflate the seriousness of defects or invent defects.
Our Top To Bottom Real Estate Inspectors are experts in home construction with long experience in real estate inspections, but they will not exaggerate the seriousness of any defects or invent defects to pad their reports. Our inspectors will give you an expert, honest report derived from decades of experience in residential and commercial real estate and construction.
Bad Home Inspectors Can Kill Good Deals
A recent article in the Washington Post noted that:
Nearly one-third of all terminated real estate contracts crashed and burned because of the inspection results. Inspections also ranked as the No. 3 cause of delayed settlements, accounting for 13 percent.
The article also noted:
Many or most of those deal-killing or deal-delaying inspections probably turned up legitimate defects that the buyers needed to know about. But some went a little too far.
Some home inspectors have been known to speculate about the expected life of a furnace or air conditioning system. Others might speculate about the value of the property or comment on aesthetic issues like the color of the trim. The Post article described one home inspector who complained about kid’s toys as a trip hazard.
The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) is one of the largest trade groups for the profession. The Association’s Standards of Practice spell out the scope of the home inspection for inspectors. Among the things they are not supposed to assess, according to the Standards, are:
- An inspection does not determine the advisability or inadvisability of the purchase of the inspected property;
- An inspection does not determine the market value of the property or its marketability;
- An inspection does not determine the life expectancy of the property or any components or systems therein; and
- An inspection will not deal with aesthetic concerns or what could be deemed matters of taste, cosmetic defects, etc.
Good Home Inspectors Promote Good Real Estate Deals
You want a home inspector who will accurately report what you need to know about the house, and not report fictitious problems or exaggerate minor issues. You want a home inspection from Top To Bottom Real Estate Inspectors to give you the information you need according to the Industry’s Standards of Practice.
Our office is in Richmond, Texas, but we serve clients in Fort Bend County and all around the Metro Houston area. Please call us at 281-565-4677 or send us an email using the contact form.