When you shop for an inspector, it will be smart of you to keep in mind the following guidelines.
You will want the inspection report :
To be on a PDF format, or any other electronic means, so it can be emailed and all parties
can clearly see the report. (faxes are sometimes messy and not clear)
To be typed, and not handwritten, so it is legible for all parties.
To include color pictures next to the note defect, so all parties understand what the inspector
is talking about.
To include a repair estimate for all the defects, so you have an idea of how much it would
cost to fix the defect.
To have a 1 page summary, with estimates, so the real estate agents and attorneys involved
can quickly and easily identify what the problems are.
To include a roof inspection, from a licensed roofer only.
To include a termite report inspection, from a licensed pest control company only.
To include a free wind mitigation report, so you avoid paying another $150.00 to a different
company (this inspection can reduce the cost of hazard & flood insurance significantly)