I’m assuming you all base your fee on the size of the house you’re inspecting, right?
On our county property records we can look up finished and unfinished square footage on each house, but naturally, finished sq. ft. doesn’t include attic, basement, decks, garage, etc., all of which would be inspected. The difference between finished and unfinished can be a lot.
So I’m assuming you would charge based on unfinished square footage, right?
I’m wondering because when I sold a house I renovated several years ago, the inspector actually measured the entire house and charged the buyer accordingly, but I’m also assuming that none of you actually measure a house these days since that information is either on a property tax website or on MLS.
I know it’s kind of a nit-picky question because sometimes the difference would only amount to $25 or so, but still, how do you guys arrive at your sq. ft. numbers?