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Top 10 House Inspectors near Tamarac, FL

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Brad was extremely professional and very thorough during my home inspection. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for an inspector. He also got my inspection report to me the same night!"

$199

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"The best Inspector ! He was great and very detail oriented. Thank you for your services!"

$275

estimated cost

4.6
from 14 reviews
4.6
(14)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Being in the real estate business I’ve struggled to find an inspection company that is reliable, honest and fairly priced with good communication. I’d never recommend any company to my clients that I didn’t have personal knowledge of or experience with. That being said, when shopping for a home for myself I decided to call Caliber and give them a chance. My usual inspectors either weren’t available or couldn’t meet my budget requirements as the home I fell in love was, of course over budget to begin with. I called, and it went to VM. Within (and I’m not exaggerating , 30 seconds, my call was returned, my appointment scheduled and within a day or two I had the inspection report in my inbox. Paul took several hours to complete THE MOST thorough, extensive inspection I had ever been privy to. His prices are beyond reasonable and his report was very easy to read and understand complete w color pics of the areas of concern. Paul is also very easy to talk to, makes you feel comfortable and even if you know nothing about construction,codes or anything regarding how a home SHOULD be built or remodeled he explains it to you until you are 100% sure you comprehend. This is very important to me as a buyer and a realtor. People need to know what they’re getting into and Paul delivers just that. A comprehensive, detailed report to help you make what’s sure to be one of the most important decisions of your life. I am very grateful to have met Paul, and will recommend him to anyone who needs an inspection for a new home purchase or sale. Working with professionals like him made my home buying decision easy. Although I was in love with the looks of the home, I decided not to buy due to the many issues I’d have never noticed without Paul at Caliber Home Inspections LLC."

$275

estimated cost

5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Carlos was totally awesome. He went beyound the original expected service. Don't look any further and just hote thid guy to give you the BEST inspection you could ever hope for!!!"

$248

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 18 years in business
"Home inspections. Mr. Doughty was very flexible with swing shift schedule. He was prompt and efficient which meant I got to work on time."

$225

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Todd & the guys at Sherlock Home Inspections are the absolute best! They saved my hundreds of thousands one the first house they inspected for me. It would have been a money pit, but we canceled the contract. They pointed out several minor issues at the second house they inspected for me. I was able to negotiate with the seller to make repairs which saved my several thousand dollars. Everyone there is so friendly and knowlegeable. Their report is very detailed and easy to read. They truely provided much more than I thought a home inspector would."

$325

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I've got an immediate response he was very professional and very nice to deal with"

$269

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"NexGen Home Inspections offers quality home inspections. We are always on time and can have your home inspection report ready to you within 24 hours."

$275

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.8
from 86 reviews
4.8
(86)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 34 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
"I would recommend Jerry Stencel as a home inspector. His attention to detail and communication skills are excellent. He brought to forfront many deficiencies in the house we were purchasing; this gave us negotiation power over the buyer. He is prompt in responding to all communications. Jerry is very professional and respectful in his work and communication demeanor. In the past we have purchase 2 other homes and found home inspectors worthless and a waste of time and money; this time Jerry Stencel exceeded our expectations and then some. We were extremely satisfied and impressed with his report. As I stated before, I would recommend Jerry Stencel."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 28 reviews
5.0
(28)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
"Joey did a great job inspecting my house. He took his time to document everything that needs to be taken care of and spend more time discussing and giving me free advises on how to replace/fix stuff. Great guy, great inspector - will definitely recommend!"
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What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual inspection performed by a trained professional to determine the condition of a home’s main elements. The inspection usually takes several hours, during which the professional takes multiple photos and notes, tracking information for a final report. After the inspection, the pro will create a printed report, complete with photos and detailed information, summarizing the condition of the house. A home inspection is often used by potential home buyers prior to purchase to determine if there are larger issues (such as dry rot or a faulty foundation) that are not immediately visible to the untrained eye but that would cost a lot of money to resolve. Home inspections are also used by real estate agents and home sellers to address any concerns before putting a home on the market. Longtime homeowners can also schedule a home inspection to get a snapshot of their current home condition and identify any issues that need to be addressed. A home inspection is not a legal document that can be used for divorce or estate settlements, nor can it be used to secure loans or mortgages.

What does a real estate agent do?

Real estate agents help their clients buy, sell, and rent commercial and residential properties. There are also real estate agents that sell industrial and agricultural real estate, but the majority sell residential properties. To become a real estate agent, you must be at least 18 years old, successfully complete real estate courses, and pass a real estate exam. Be sure to check for any required licensing, too. Often real estate agents will earn 5 percent to 6 percent of the total home sale price for their work in representing their client. Typically this commission is split equally between the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent. Here is an overview of what a real estate agent does, according to the United States Department of Labor:

  • Represent clients who are looking to buy, sell and rent properties.
  • Stay knowledgeable about regional real estate prices, mortgages, market conditions and related information, and advise clients accordingly.  
  • Determine competitive market prices by comparing properties.
  • Create and publicize lists of properties for sale, including details such as location and features.
  • Market properties through advertisements, open houses and listing services.
  • Show prospective buyers or renters properties.
  • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration.
  • Mediate negotiations between buyer and seller.
  • Ensure that all terms of purchase contracts are met.
  • Prepare documents, such as loyalty contracts, purchase agreements and deeds.

How do you find a good home inspector?

A home inspection should tell you the true condition of a home. A competent home inspector closely inspects your home’s structure and foundation, looks for termites and signs of problems like mold, checks the wiring to ensure it’s in good condition, and investigates the HVAC system, among other items. To find a good home inspector, first research whether home inspection is licensed in your area; not all states require licensure.

If there is no regulatory body that licenses home inspection in your state, there are other ways to make sure you are hiring a trustworthy professional. Carefully look into the person’s reviews and ask for references. Ask if they are committed to continuing education, and whether they are active members in any reputable home inspector organizations. Some organizations that recognize and/or certify home inspectors are the American Society of Home Inspectors, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and American Home Inspectors Training. Don’t be shy about asking to see credentials and licensing.

What should be included in a home inspection?

A complete home inspection involves a visual investigation of all major elements that make up your home. A home inspection is a vital part of buying or selling a home to ensure you’re not accidentally buying a termite-infested home or one with major structural defects. Paying for an inspection before purchasing a home can save you a lot of money in the long run. The national average home inspection cost is $310, with prices ranging higher or lower based on your location and the square footage of your home. After performing a walk-through inspection, the pro should provide you a printed report — complete with photos and recommendations — detailing what’s in good condition, what would benefit from minor repairs, and what needs immediate attention. Home inspection pros know how to spot trouble areas, but they’re not licensed contractors, electricians or plumbers, so they may suggest you hire a licensed pro to address specific problems. Here are the main components that a home inspection covers:

  • Home structure
    • Foundation, grading and drainage, roof covering, roof structure, interior and exterior attic walls, ceilings and floors, interior and exterior doors, windows, stairways, fireplace and chimney, porches, balconies, decks, attached carports, and crawl space.
  • Electrical
    • HVAC system, heating equipment, cooling equipment, ductwork and vents, fixtures and switches, branch circuits, receptacles, service entrance and panels.
  • Plumbing
    • Water heater and equipment, drains, waste systems, vents, and plumbing fixtures.
  • Appliances
    • Garage door openers, garbage disposal, dishwasher, exhaust range, range hood, bathroom exhaust fans, cooktop, oven and microwave.

What's the difference between a real estate broker and an agent?

Real estate agents and real estate brokers both help clients buy, sell, and rent residential and commercial properties. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, real estate brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Real estate agents cannot have their own real estate office and must work under a broker. Real estate brokers often have real estate firms and employ real estate agents. Those real estate agents may be employees of the firm, or they may work on contract and earn part of any commission they bring into the firm.

If you are a homeowner ready to sell or a buyer in the market for a new home, either a real estate broker or a real estate agent can help you achieve your goal. What is more important than their title is their track record and client success stories. When interviewing real estate agents or brokers to help you buy or sell a home, ask about their recent sales history as compared with the original listing prices. If you’re selling a home, ask how they would market your home and what price they would list it at. Whether you hire an agent or broker, you want a professional who will have your best interests at heart.

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