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5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
"Excellent service! This is the second time I had Keith inspect the house that I am going to buy. He would give you a full report describe every single issue or detail of the house. Highly recommend."
$285
estimated cost
4.3
from 24 reviews
4.3
(24)
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
"Donovan came out and repaired loose flashings and inspected my roof as required so that I could move forward with my closing. He was fast, very friendly, and effective! 5 stars!"
$325
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Professionally trained and certified home inspector. We believe in a neutral 3rd party inspection. There is no interest on the work to be performed or bids provided to correct defects. We look out for our customers and have the intent to inform our clients on the physical condition of the home at the time of inspection. "
$350
estimated cost
5.0
from 58 reviews
5.0
(58)
GREAT VALUE
  • 12 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
"We hired Erich for the general inspection of the house that we are going to purchase. He was detailed and very professional. He was able to answer all of our question. He even provide us a list that we need to do to maintain our house properly."
$325
estimated cost
4.5
from 2 reviews
4.5
(2)
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Amanda was wonderful! She was very thorough and intuitive in sharing her findings and pointing out any concerns that could affect the household down the road. Very professional, bright and easy to work with, Amanda explained things as we went through, what she was looking for and had tips for possible future service needs. She was quick and to the point but made me feel very confident in my purchase. Amanda was also patient and kind. This was a very good experience leaving me with a sense of awareness, understanding and confidence. Well worth the fee!"
$275
estimated cost
4.8
from 44 reviews
4.8
(44)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 2 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
"Chris was excellent to work with. I had to have some minor repairs and an inspection done on a rental property and Chris was flexible with timing, very responsive, and extremely knowledgeable. I will absolutely use Petersen Electric in the future."
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5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"Todd Devine performed a home inspection of a house that I am willing to buy. He accepted to schedule an inspection in a very time constrained calendar and he accepted to provide me with the final report in a very short time. He was at the property with respect to the agreed appointment. He did the inspection for over 3hours examining every corner of the house inside out and from the roof and the attic to the basement. After that, Todd offered me a walk-though of the property in order to take the time to outline and clearly explain the major issues he found. The final inspection report was professional, complete and concise. I strongly recommend Todd Devine for any new home buyer. Thank you Todd"
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5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 21 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"He arrived early, I was not sitting around waiting for him to show up! What a nice change. Michael was very professional, knowledgeable and explained things to me as he went along in the inspection. I would recommend Bell Home inspections to anyone looking for a home inspector."
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4.8
from 12 reviews
4.8
(12)
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Please don't waste your money and hire Jim right now! We had 3 different inspectors (Jim being the last) on 3 different properties and the first guy was average and the second guy was horrible, my mom would've been a better inspector. I wish we would've found Jim earlier! Jim was awesome, his report was thorough and I loved that we got the report right when he was finished with it on site! He really REALLY knows his stuff and I will be recommending him to all family and friends that are in need of an inspector. His availability works well too as he let us do an afternoon appointment (5pm) so my husband could get off work to come! We ended up buying the house that he inspected and I feel very good about it knowing that he really gave us a full understanding of any problems and how stuff works and where it is located."
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4.5
from 53 reviews
4.5
(53)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 12 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
"The minor job of redoing my soffit and fascia on a dormer damaged by raccoons/squirrels, they arrived for a site inspection/quote promptly. Due to weather issues they weren't able to preform the service for a week after, they completed the job in half a day and even removed the old material I had taken off and piled on the side yard. That was above my expectations. Thank you. "
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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

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 should you look for in a real estate agent?

When you’re hiring a real estate agent you want to find a qualified pro who can negotiate the best deal for your home — whether you’re buying or selling. Reading reviews will help you weed out obvious bad operators; you want to work with someone who treats their clients with fairness and respect. That said, you also want someone who can play hardball and maximize your real estate deal. Ask for references from recent clients, and be sure to call them.

Experts encourage you to interview more than one prospective real estate agent before hiring. A home sale or home purchase is a big deal — sometimes the biggest deal in a person’s life — and you want to find an agent who will work hard for you. In today’s market, having a real estate agent who is social media savvy and has an attractive online presence is critical. Ask the agent how they plan to market your house. Review their listings, and ask yourself if they have professional photos with homes that are professionally staged. If the answer is no, they might not have the marketing savvy you’re looking for. Ask what price they would list your house at and why. Pay attention to how they communicate with you during your initial interviewing phase. Are they too busy to respond for several days? Are they clear and helpful? This information is a clue to how they’ll engage during the entire process.

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