InterNACHI won’t really buy my house if you miss something, will they?
Absolutely, InterNACHI will buy your home for whatever price you paid! It's valid for home inspections performed for home buyers and home sellers by participating InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspectors® only. The home must be listed for sale with a licensed real estate agent. The Guarantee excludes homes with material defects not present at the time of the inspection, or not required to be inspected, per InterNACHI's Residential Standards of Practice. The Guarantee will be honored for 90 days after closing. InterNACHI® will pay you whatever price you paid for the home. That is all of the fine print. We get it, seems too good to be true but it is true and only offered by InterNACHI CPI inspectors
Do I really need a home inspection?
Probably. If you are willing to assume that a prospective property is in perfect condition AND you’re okay with the risk that entails, then no you don’t need one. For the rest of us, our home is an enormous investment and there is no way we are going to risk our financial future on a roll of the dice.
How much will it cost me?
Our inspections start at $349.99 for homes under 2000 sq ft.
Just what exactly makes you guys so special?
Aside from our stunning good looks, quick wit, and undeniable charm we are InterNachi Certified Professional Inspectors. To earn a CPI you must take a minimum of 14 courses. That includes more than 125 individual tests with 1,100 questions, 14 finals exams with more than 900 questions, and a minimum of 22 Essays. Most CPI’s exceed these minimum standards.
What the heck is InterNACHI?
InterNACHI® – the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors – is the world’s largest inspection trade association. The InterNACHI® School is the ONLY home inspector training organization accredited by the U.S. Dept. of Education, and its courses have earned more than 1,400 other governmental approvals and accreditations.
Okay, fancy pants prove it!
You can verify any CPI’s credentials by going to https://www.nachi.org/verify and entering their InterNACHI member number. Ours is NACHI19122120.
How long does an inspection take?
It’s hard to say exactly how long an inspection will take. Generally, we ask realtors/owners to provide us with a four-hour time block. We are extremely flexible. Essentially, as long as there is daylight we can do our job effectively. We know your time is valuable and we are at your service.
Are you insured?
Yes, we are. We carry a $1,000,000.00/$2,000,000.00 general commercial liability policy. If you or your agent need a copy of our declarations page just let us know.
Can we be present for the inspection?
For sure, most of the time. Our insurance does not allow you to be present when we have the dead front removed from the electric service panel, when a gas furnace is being opened for inspection, or when a ladder is in use. Other than that you’re welcome to tag along.
Will you find every issue or deficiency?
No Inspection will locate and identify every potential issue with a property. A home inspection is visual and nonintrusive. For example, this means we won’t roll up an attics insulation to look for water leaks not yet visible on an interior ceiling. Our visual inspection is aided by tools like moisture meters, FLIR (thermal) imaging, gas sniffers, plumbing PSI gauges, and several diagnostic tools for the electrical system of the home. We meticulously follow the industry's most comprehensive Standards of Practice. Even with sophisticated tools and best in class methods, it is impossible to affirmatively know that nothing was missed.
You found issues during the inspection that the seller did not disclose. Are they trying to pull a fast one?
In 99.99% of cases no, not at all. Nearly all sellers are honest and candid, not deceptive. The reason they don’t disclose is that they simply are not aware. Many issues discovered during an inspection will only be apparent to professional home inspectors or tradesmen in the discipline, like a plumber or electrician. The average homeowner has little knowledge of how complex the various systems found in homes really are. That’s what you have us for, and we are really good at it!