This Sunday I went to inspect a pretty good sized home. I’m just curious house big of a house do you all typically inspect on your own? This house was immaculate 8900 square feet. 6 bathrooms 5 bedrooms.
I take what I can get. Don’t recall inspecting any 9,000 square footers. One thing is for sure, for me a lot of the smaller old neglected homes can take more time than a large well keep one. Typically the homes I inspect range 2,000-5,000 sq. ft.
I think this depends on a few factors. Are you taking along another inspector or a helper.
Helpers are nice to set ladders and miscellaneous gofer type tasks.
An additional inspector will help divide and conquer.
Finally, how much time do you have? I would give myself approx. 5 hours give or take depending on the age of the home. I typically do not have a helper or additional inspector.
That’s about how long it took me lol
It’s real work. I hope you got paid well
Yes. Inspect on my own.
I did a 7k square footer today on my own. Took about 4.5 hours onsite because it was only 4 years old and in very nice shape. 2 gas furnaces, 2 AC’s, plus hydronic in-floor heat, tankless and storage water heaters, 5 electric panels, too many bathrooms to count, lol. It’s a workout!
I don’t do many 9000sq ft homes. My largest and I did it by myself was 14,000sq ft. Inspection plus report writing was about 11 hours, but I was well compensated for it. It was a vanilla ice cream house. Big and that’s it. Kinda like inspecting four production homes. But it had the only saltwater swimming pool that I’ve ever seen.
However, I did a 7000sq ft home that was one of the coolest finishes I’ve ever seen. A knockout. A lot of craftmanship in that house.
That size of home should take approximately 1 3/4 hours on my own. I would charge $200.00, with radon testing, sewer scope, wood destroying insect report, and a whole plethora of warranties.
As big as they come. I just take extra time when they are above average in size.
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