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Herman Andrade

Herman Andrade Home Inspector

- Over 10 Years Experience
- Thousands of Inspections
- Fluent English & Spanish
- Licensed in New Jersey
- Licensed in New York
- NACHI Certified

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Finding the right home inspector

A licensed home inspector should be on alert for dangerous wiring in the attic. Possible fire hazard.

Buying real estate

Real estate is often accompanied by a home inspection. This is for good reason, because homes are often hard to inspect. The electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems found in homes require special education and professional training to understand. ASHI certified home inspectors are trained in the standards of performing inspections, and can find defects that an untrained eye would miss. Membership into this society is regulated by the state, which administers board exams to test knowledge and ensure that sufficient time has been spent providing services prior to licensing.

Buyers of properties should be weary of sellers who try to rush past the home inspection, making it seem as if a home inspector is not necessary for the property. On the contrary, most home purchase agreements are contingent upon the report of the home inspector, which will list the findings and defects in a manner that the consumer can understand. A buyer who skips the home inspection is taking an unnecessary risk in lieu of common sense.

Home inspection reports

Reports make the buyer feel more comfortable when negotiating credits with the seller. This can often have a substantial impact on the final price of the property. Even in new construction, electrical safety and termite damage are common concerns that the home inspector will work to identify. Using special tools, home inspectors follow ASHI guidelines and best practice recommendations to ensure that they provide the highest quality service. Both buying and selling agents may join in during the inspection, but the home inspector retains full discretion regarding what makes it into the report. It is also the responsibility of the home inspector to protect the privacy of the transaction.

The home inspector should inspect the driveway of the property prior to closing.

Check reviews online

With a quick scan of the search engines, you can see what firms have maintained an honest reputation, and which ones have not. This is the best method of finding a reliable firm quickly and easily. See what others have had to say.

The importance of a home inspection

There are several options for finding a home inspector online, so how do you know you are hiring the best company? One easy way to see the credibility of a company is to read other reviews. There are several resources available for this. The past experiences of other customers are a good precursor for your experience. A company with poor ratings is not likely to stay in business for long! On the other hand, a home inspector with positive reviews in your area is more likely to help new homebuyers and display proper ethics.

Additional considerations may be the quality of the final report. Clients are not expecting to see a hand-written checklist. The home inspection report should be comprehensive. It should include a sampling of images from the property and a clear description of the problems. Plumbing and radon gas should be examined. The professionalism of the report is a good indication of the amount of effort that the home inspector put into the assignment.

Select a helpful home inspector who care about your decisions

Home inspector took this picture in the basement. Severe structural issues present a major future repair cost for the buyer if not identified prior to closing.

Upon completion of the report, the licensed home inspector should make himself available to respond to questions regarding the inspection results, radon gas testing procedures, or the condition of ceilings and bathrooms in the home. The right home inspector will be delighted to help a new home buyer, or an experienced home buyer for that matter, learn all of the facts on topics before the deal is closed. The best home inspectors are teachers who enjoy the art of finding problems within a home, then relay this information to the buyer with hopes that it will help them with the home buying process and save them agony in the future.

The American Society of Home Inspectors oversees the performance of home inspectors in the United States. It is important to verify that the home inspector you hire is affiliated with professional organizations like ASHI. This quality assurance system provides consumers with a guarantee that their inspector has completed the necessary training and has the proper experience to conduct a detailed home inspection.

As it turns out, finding a home inspector should be quite easier than finding a new home. The top companies tend to stand out due to their customer reviews, methodology, and helpfulness. If you are searching for a home inspector, consider contacting Checkmark Plus Inc. Proudly operating for more than ten years, Checkmark Plus has performed thousands of home inspections and is qualified to inspect your home, building, or commercial property. Please call +1 (201) 374-2444 to speak with a Checkmark Plus representative.

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