Thanks guys. I’ve yet to find any kind of checklist for the VA. They mention it in all their documentation, but no list. I’m still waiting on the agent to get back to me.
I also had another agent respond to my questions. I’m going to post here and get ya’lls take, just to see if it’s the same as mine.
What are the most important aspects of working with a home inspector?
- Timeliness of receiving report
- Professional recommendations, not just “recommend a licensed roofer evaluate further”
Do these aspects change if you’re a seller vs a buyer agent?
same for me
What do you feel is the reasonable price for a home inspection?
Should the inspection vary based on size, age or conditions (foreclosure) of the home?
Should vary based on size and foundation (crawlspace, basement, or slab)
How does a home inspection/inspector positively impact your business?
I try to stay out of the home inspector’s lane. I don’t even want to see the report. It can kill a deal or help keep it together
How does a home inspection/inspector negatively impact your business?
Do you have any questions about the home inspection industry? If so, I will answer them for you to the best of my ability.
The biggest shift I’ve seen is the movement away from hiring one home inspector. Statements like “recommend licensed roofer/HVAC/plumber/etc to evaluate further” really cheapens the value of paying the home inspector. Lots of realtors are now hiring 4 separate people: a roofer, plumber, electrician, and HVAC tech to go out and check those respective items separately. They each charge $75 and we don’t get those vague statements. It pisses us off when our client pays $400 for a home inspector to tell them that they need to hire a roofer to get an opinion on the roof. If there’s an issue found, those guys can also give a very accurate estimate on repairing it while they’re there. This speeds up the process on my end when it comes to asking and/or negotiating for repairs