It's like finding any professional.
Recommendations Top the List But that's not all you need.
want to start with recommendations from people who have used the person before.
However, be wary of inspectors recommended by the seller or seller's agent. You
want someone who will be there representing you, not the seller. It pays to look
Credentials They are critical!
Be sure to check
credentials. Some states require licensing, others do not. If your state does,
check it out. Make sure the license is current and that the inspector is in good
standing. Look for professional certifications to add credibility. And look for
membership in a professional organization like ASHI
(American Society of Home Inspectors).
What to NEVER Do... If
you want to protect yourself, your home and your wallet!
Do not hire
an inspector who also performs repairs or works with someone who does. There is
too much room for conflict of interest in this situation.
Tips for Hiring
Use this list as a guide:
you are looking to this person to provide detailed information about your prospective
home, you want to be sure he is reputable and trustworthy. Take the time to make
some calls and check inspectors out before you have the inspection. You will be
happy you did in the long run.
What About Hiring an Attorney?
step: What it takes to find a good one.
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