10 Key Questions To Ask A Home Inspector Before Hiring One

  1. What type of licenses, certificates or designations do you hold?
  2. What is the scope of your inspection? How detail will the inspection be?
  3. How many inspections do you do per year on residential homes like ours?
  4. How long does the actual on-site inspection normally take?
  5. Will you allow us to accompany you on the inspection?
  6. What type of report will we receive and will it include estimates of costs to correct defects?
  7. Do you carry errors-and-omissions insurance or give any warranties/guarantees?
  8. How much does an inspection cost for a property like ours?
  9. How quickly can we get it done?
  10. Do you have a list of past customers and clients that we may call as referrals?

The above checklist is for informational purposes only & is not a substitute for legal, tax or other professional assistance.