Welcome Homebuyers and Sellers
If you found this page, you likley in the midst of buying or selling a home. While it may be true, you have spent hours, days, even years formulating your must-have list when it comes to location, amenities, design, and price, most of us are not equipped to “look under the hood” of a home we intend to purchase. No test drive is allowed. The best way to assess the risk, or lack of risk you may be taking when becoming a new homeowner, is to request and review a thorough home inspection report.
There are times when demand often pressures buyers into waving or deciding against a home inspection. Why are people waving inspections? Generally, waiving a home inspection is done to speed up the closing process. This means that you won’t hold home sellers responsible for making repairs or fronting the money for them. The idea is today’s sellers might be more likely to accept your offer.
While buying a house may seem like an endless series of critical and important decisions. When you find the right house, you need to find a home inspector to educate you about the home’s condition. Calling for a home inspection is a wise decision, even when buying a newly constructed home; the additional peace of mind that a professional home inspection offers is invaluable.
Find a Home Inspector That You Trust
Choosing an ASHI Home Inspector means choosing someone you can trust objectively and independently to provide you with a comprehensive analysis of the home’s major systems and components—apart from anyone’s interests other than your own.
There are seven major things that home inspectors look for:
- Water Damage
- Structural Issues
- Old/Damaged Roof
- Damaged Electrical System
- Plumbing Problems
- Insect and Pest Infestation
- Issues with the HVAC System
Should a home inspector reveal a condition of concern in any of the core system areas, it may be difficult for a newly minted homeowner to absorb the fee around resolving the state of the problem.
What Home Inspectors Do Not Look For
Home inspectors are not concerned with anything cosmetic in a home unless they pose a potential safety issue. For example: If there is a large crack or water stain on a wall, they’ll report it. But they won’t report peeling wallpaper.
How do you find a reputable and knowledgeable home inspector to perform your home inspection? Locating an ASHI Home Inspector should be at the top of your list.
Becoming an ASHI Home Inspector requires a desire to go beyond or even exceed state standards for training on assessing the current condition of your home’s core systems. Home Inspectors provide their findings in the form of a written report. This report will give you information and the house’s condition objectively. ASHI Home Inspectors have demonstrated technical proficiency and report-writing skills and are committed to continuing education to achieve and maintain our ASHI member status. ASHI members also know about service. ASHI reviewed feedback from homebuyer surveys asking consumers what they want from a professional home inspector to understand the wants and cares of the home buyer.
ASHI Home Inspectors are:
- Committed to conducting inspections in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice
- Committed to abiding by the ASHI Code of Ethics
- Dedicated to providing superior customer service
ASHI members deliver more than a home inspection; they provide the “The ASHI Experience.”
Homebuyers are not the only people who hire ASHI Home Inspectors. Home sellers also use ASHI Home Inspectors to gain knowledge of the condition of their home before placing it on the market. Smart home sellers know that learning about their home’s condition makes the selling process more palatable.
Homebuyers, home sellers, or anyone that wants to make an informed decision about a house based on objective information deserves an ASHI professional home inspection. Here is a link to locate an ASHI-certified home inspector in your area.