You found a house you love and your offer has been accepted.
If you are here, you probably need the house inspected. You want to make sure, after you move in, there are no costly surprises. I want to help you turn this house into:
This whole process (searching, buying, moving) can be very stressful and you look forward to settling into a daily routine in your new home. Surprises of unexpected repairs are not welcome. Your home inspection should be a smooth, wonderful, and educational experience.
There are many home inspectors available and your realtor may have recommended a few inspectors, so I am glad you are here!
"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." - Warren Buffet
If you are trying to find the cheapest quote, please note that I compete with thoroughness and quality, not with price.
You can find cheaper inspectors, but a word of caution: if you do not know what questions to ask an inspector to ensure you get a honest report, you may find yourself dealing with multiple unexpected repairs after you move into your home.
A cheap inspector may just be starting out without much experience or they may not even be licensed. Ask the inspector the following questions:
- Are they licensed? All home inspectors in Texas are required to be licensed. Click here to check their license.
- Are they insured? All licensed home inspectors in Texas are required to carry a minimum of $100,000 liability insurance.
- How long have they inspected homes?
- Are they affiliated with any professional home inspector organizations?
- Do they have referrals? Please note they will likely give you the most positive referral they received (if any).
- Do they guarantee their work?
- What do they inspect? Home inspectors are required to report on these areas, unless previously agreed upon between the inspector and the client.
- Do they inspect the roof from the ground or by walking on it?
Home inspectors are not required to climb on a roof to inspect it. They can report what they see from the ground. If I can get on the roof, I inspect the roof by walking on it. You cannot see this rusted chimney cap or the hail damage from the ground.
Home inspectors are required to check a sampling of windows, doors, and electrical outlets. I check every accessible item.
At no additional cost to you, I also use an infrared camera to detect things like hidden moisture that can lead to rot and mold, missing or inadequate insulation, electrical hotspots, and more.
|What you see and many inspectors report: Nothing unusual.
What I see and report: water leaking into the wall.
Confirmed leak with moisture meter.
Some realtors insist you use a specific inspector. They are not allowed to do that. If you are buying the home, you have the right to choose any inspector you desire.
Discounts are available for military members (active duty, retired, veterans, etc.) and their spouses, first responders, and Texas certified teachers.
My inspection standards exceed the standards of practice established by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) as I have a very strong attention to detail.
I will arrange the inspection appointment. Simply provide the address and any concerns you may have about the property, and I will take care of the rest.
During the inspection, if I determine something is malfunctioning, improperly installed, not up to certain standards, or hazardous, I will mark that item on the report as "Deficient." The Texas Real Estate Commission's standards of practice for inspectors lists hundreds of conditions that inspectors must report as deficient. Although inspectors are not required to prioritize or emphasize one deficiency over another, my report has safety concerns summarized near the beginning of the report with links taking you to the section in the report with photos and more details.
Sellers are not required to make repairs based solely on a determination that a component is deficient; however, if a buyer requests to have something repaired and the seller agrees, the repairs must be completed by a licensed contractor and the seller must provide a copy of the invoice to the buyer.
Click here to see what all is inspected.
For more details on different inspections, click here: Inspections.
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I am a Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) and am a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. In addition to being a member of the Greater Lewisville Association of Realtors, I am also certified by InterNachi (International Association of Home Inspectors) with a $10,000 Honor Guarantee.
My experience includes inspecting hundreds of homes as an insurance adjuster as well as being a file examiner, team lead, auditor, and dispute resolver for insurance claims.
Please see the Qualifications page for more information.
Every inspection is unique. For images from some of my inspections click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Often, I am asked questions about the inspection process itself such as what areas are inspected, how long it takes, when the report will be available and more. Please click here for a list of the common questions. If you have a question not included here, please contact me and I will be happy to answer your questions.
If you wish to file a complaint, please click: Texas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection Notice.