Choosing a Home Inspector

Choosing a professional home inspector is an extremely important step in the buying process. To help you make the right decision, Oye Home Inspection, Inc. in Prior Lake, Minnesota, has put together some helpful advice that outlines what you need to know.

The Purpose of a Home Inspection

The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly investments that will be made. Along with the extra stresses this will add, there is also the fear factor of, "Will This Home Stand the Test of Time?" It is also important to know what you are getting for your money.

A home inspection is an excellent tool for you, the homebuyer, to determine not only the condition of the home, but to also help foresee any immediate additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a home inspection. Home inspections are not a prediction of future performance, but can pinpoint existing problem areas.

Basement Bathroom - Inspection Services
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How to choose your Home Inspector

When choosing a home inspector, begin with a list of association members in your area. Then check to see who among these is the most experienced and has the most outstanding reputation for thoroughness as an inspector. Contact Oye Home Inspection, Inc. and request references from past clients. Question friends about their inspection. Most likely, Dell has conducted an inspection for them! 

Experience & Credentials

When looking for a Home inspector, call and ask about their credentials and experience. If for some reason you don't feel comfortable asking this of the inspector when speaking with them on the phone then how will you feel asking questions at the inspection? You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced, and attentive to your needs. Dell Oye has more qualifications, certifications, and experience than the competition! Always remember that you get what you pay for. The low cost inspection is seldom the best. A low cost inspection is low cost because there is nothing else to offer! 

The biggest mistake many potential buyers make when purchasing a home is getting the opinions of family or "experienced" friends. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not trained or experienced with professional quality home inspections. I have extensive training and many years of experience doing inspections. Many contractors, and other trade professionals hire a ACI (American Society of Home Inspectors Certified) home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase. You should, too.

You Should Attend the Home Inspection

We recommend that you be present at the site of the inspection, from start to finish. By attending your home inspection, I will show you everything you want to know and need to know about your future investment. Even after the inspection is over you can contact me at any time to discuss all aspects of your new home. My service is a long-term investment.

Contact me in Prior Lake, Minnesota, to have all your home inspection questions answered.