Home Inspection Cost
The initial cost of a home inspection is how many home buyers select their home inspector. When using the criteria of cost many seasoned home buyers know the initial cost of a home inspection is only part of the total cost. When selecting the lowest priced home inspector many home buyers end up finding out they are on the hook for all the problems missed by the lower priced and inexperienced home inspector. You can avoid this worry by calling (973) 812-5100 8 AM to 10 PM Business days, Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM in order to allow us to provide you with the personal attention that your call deserves.
There are many new home inspectors using price as their way to get customers. Most home inspectors with more experience charge more because they are worth the extra investment.
Home inspection expert, Michael Del Greco, (973) 812-5100 will let you know if you are trying to buy a money pit. Michael can be a candid, careful and thorough home inspection expert who can freely express himself because he does not get his business from real estate agent referrals.
Michael types his own reports. Clients obtain factual reports by a meticulous, full time home inspector with 20 + years of experience.
There are not many experienced home inspectors still in the business. I have been a full time home inspector since 1993. I taught the New Jersey State required home inspector licensing classes for several years and I am one of the very few New Jersey Home Inspectors who will work for you (our client) to make sure the components of your home perform as you expect them to.
Just because a home inspector graduates from school and gets his or her home inspector’s license does not mean he or she is going to do an excellent job. It just means that they have graduated from school and are ready to find out what the job really entails. It takes a lot more learning than just being in a classroom before the new home inspector can do a job that will actually suit their client’s needs, they have to have field experience. They have to deal with complaints from clients in order to find out what clients really expected out of them in the first place. Add to this that some of the newly graduated home inspectors have just barely passed the minimum requirements in order to get their license.
It used to be that home inspectors did not require a license, now two thirds of the states in this country require them to have one. This doesn’t mean that just because they have a license they will do a perfect home inspection. If you are looking for a cheap deal on having your prospective home inspected, then you can always go for the home inspector that charges the lowest rate but chances are that they have just graduated from school or have only done a few home inspections. They do not have adequate training in the field to meet all of your expectations. This is not to say that they will fail to do their best to please you, it simply means that it is a learning process.
It could be that the property you are willing to invest in has a few problems and that the new home inspector did a good job in inspecting the property. Then again it could be that you find out later on that he or she had overlooked certain important things and you are the one who is going to foot the bill for the damages. That would mean that you to have to lodge a complaint against him or her. Then follows the litigation where you must pay for a lawyer to sue them and get the money back for all the things that he or she missed. Perhaps this will place you behind the line-up of other clients who have had the same issues. Even if he or she did have insurance, chances are that you will wait quite a while to receive the cost back for the damages you paid for in advance.
If you were to look for the best home inspector to do the job, then you can bet that although he or she charges more for home inspections the fee would be nominal next to the thousands of dollars you would be investing in your new home. The risk that he or she has missed out on finding problems is minimal. So take the time to get the best home inspection done by finding the inspector with the most experience.