- Inspection Process
Scheduling the Inspection
I schedule inspections by phone and am usually available within a day or two notice. I will ask you about the size, age, and features of the property, as well as about some specific characteristics. Be sure to have the following information handy:
My inspections last a minimum of 4 hours. For larger houses or commercial buildings, I could be inspecting all day - or even multiple days. Many inspectors are in and out in an hour or two, even for larger houses, as they only look at the minimum required components based on the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) standards. I apply my construction knowledge to each and every inspection, far exceeding the TREC standards. The list of potential issues I am looking for is 21 pages long! Check out the sample residential and sample commercial inspection reports to see for yourself.
I prefer clients to be present during the inspection or at the end of the inspection. This way, I can review all of the notes with you. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and see the items noted in the report in person.
After the inspection, I will send you a typed report, including pictures of the inspection notes. Depending on how long the inspection lasted, you will receive it later that same day or the following day.
How Do I Use My Inspection Report?
You should use your inspection report to help determine if you want to move forward with your property purchase. If it turns out that your prospective home or building has a few issues, that doesn't mean that it is a bad investment. Even a building with major problems could be worth the investment if the price is right. But, it's important to know about potential issues before you buy to make an informed decision.