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Top 10 House Inspectors near Lewisville, TX

Top Pro
4.9
from 252 reviews
4.9
(252)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 13 years in business
  • 539 hires on Thumbtack
"This was my first time using Thumbtack. I'm glad I did because David Clayton was one of the most professional home inspectors I've used. As a real estate agent myself, I have met with multiple inspectors in the past. David doesn't cut corners and goes above and beyond to produce for his customers. "

$225

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 47 reviews
4.9
(47)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
"Chuck was awesome in scheduling me in for a home inspection in such a short time. He personally walked me through the process of how the inspection would go and just as he promised, delivered an excellent detailed report!!! Highly recommended. Will definitely use again for another house inspection."

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Craig was on time and did a thorough inspection of our home. Felt like he was honest and left nothing to question."

$223

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Edge Pest Control is amazing. If you want quality work with a quick response...Edge pest control is the right choice. Give them a call, you won’t be sorry. Thanks guys for a great job!"

$268

estimated cost

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 4 years in business
"I needed a home inspection at the very last minute as the seller moved up the close date. My realtor suggested John Wayne Inspections, I called & they were able to do it the next day and I got the report that night, I was very pleased!"

$275

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
"Steve was punctual and explained everything of concern to my buyers. Report was professional and easy to understand. Home of the free 90 day warranty too."

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
"Kc was awesome. On time and did an immaculate job with the inspection!!! I recommend him and will definitely use him again ."

$260

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
"Ken was very thorough with the inspection. Ken is very professional and wants to make sure that you know what to expect before buying your home. I will definitely tell my friends to call Ken if ever they need a home inspection done."

$250

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 60 reviews
4.9
(60)
  • 4 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
"Scott came out Saturday for full chimney inspection and I cannot explain how please I am. He was extremely professional and took the time to explain every little detail to me. Being a single woman I am very leary of having service done to my home amd in my home unless I know them personally or they have been recommended to me from a friend who knows or has had work done by the individual and I felt completely safe having Scott in my home. I look forward to doing business with On Top Service!"
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Top Pro
4.9
from 44 reviews
4.9
(44)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 2 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
"Greg was awesome!! Available next day was very thorough with the inspection went over everything with us detail by detail made sure we understood everything he was informing us .. I truly recommend anyone looking for a great home inspector!! You won't regret it!! Thank you so much Greg!!!"
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Q & A

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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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