Inpectors are on the hot seat

Professional Kansas City Home Inspector Recommends A Little Common Sense And These 7 Things When Buying Your Next Home

   Oct. 16, 2015 / PRZen / KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Home inspectors are on the hot seat this week after a Denver, CO, home inspector missed some significant items during a home inspection that cost the home buyer roughly $22,000 in repairs after closing.

In a solid piece of news reporting1](, a Denver, CO news team highlighted the fact that the state of Colorado lacks home inspection licensing, which they also say was the primary cause for this home buying debacle.

However, Steve Rodriguez, President of Bulldog Professional Inspection Services in Kansas City, MO, couldn’t disagree more.

Steve said, “Now, while the piece does highlight the inherent limitations of a home inspection (they are visual and non-intrusive in nature) and an extreme case when things go wrong, licensing is not the keystone for a sound, thorough, professional home inspection. It never was, never is, and never will be.”

He also said, “Look at it this way, does a licensed mechanic guarantee against a future repair to your vehicle? No. Or does a licensed plumber guarantee you’ll never have that same leak? Again, the answer is no.”

This outspoken president of Bulldog Inspections puts it plainly by saying there are literally thousands of items for a home inspector to evaluate in a home, so it’s not uncommon for something, even the smallest and most insignificant of things, to get overlooked.

And while this is unfortunate and not the type of answer you’ll want to hear, it’s simply a fact of life.

Home inspectors are trained professionals groomed to perform a highly technical assessment of your home, but ultimately they are only human.

So how can a home buyer protect themselves from a bad home inspection? "Simple, says this rebel inspector. Avoid a bad home inspector."

He continues to say, “Employ your own good judgement and common sense while also looking for these 7 things when choosing your home inspector:”

1. First and foremost, try to get a referral from someone you trust. There’s nothing like hearing firsthand experience from a past client. Then make sure:

2. The inspector is a full-time professional.

3. The inspector belongs to a professional organization like ASHI™, NAHI®, or Inter NACHI®.

4. You understand what is included in the inspection.

5. The inspector carries Errors & Omissions and General Liability insurance (to protect you and the inspector if they miss something).

6. They have plenty of good, strong, legitimate customer reviews.

7. You get along with them.

And one last thing. Stay away from the cheap home inspector.

Just like everything in life you get what you pay for and it’s a common misconception that all home inspectors are created equal. This is a whopper.

Good home inspectors are not cheap and cheap home inspectors are not good.

If you follow this advice from a seasoned home inspector, he can guarantee you the absolute best home inspection possible.

Steve Rodriguez
Bulldog Professional Inspection Se

Source: Bulldog Professional Inspection Services

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I like the part “Good home inspectors are not cheap and cheap home inspectors are not good.”

This is so true. Yesterday the lady said to me “this is the best $500 (not including tax) that I ever spent, the last inspection I had a few years ago cost $150 and we found many issues after moving in, I didn’t even walk around with that guy. Thanks for saving me up to $52,000 on this house!”

This house had a failing retaining wall holding up the in ground pool, concrete block cold room wall buckling in by a few inches, lots of electrical, of course the mold in the attic due to poor ventilation and listed at $949,000.

I still think we charge too little for the services we provide!

I think I hear a price increase for 2016…