Royersford Home Inspectors aren't all the Same

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Home Inspector with Reading, Pottstown, Norristown, Philadelphia

Royersford Home Inspectors aren't all the Same


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Most of my home inspections in Royersford & surrounding come from referrals.  This is a good thing because that means the client was happy enough with me as a home inspector that they would pass my name off to friends, family and co-workers.  It's the greatest honor I can receive as a professional!



Every now and then, I get a prospective client that finds my website or locates my company in the yellow pages along with some other home inspectors in the Royersford area.  The first question out of their mouth is, "How much does it cost for a Home Inspection?"  


This tells me they look at all home inspectors as essentially the same except for cost, but there are so many other factors to consider such as:

1)  Is the Home Inspector compliant with the State of PA?  Ask this question before going further.  Pennsylvania has requirements of all home inspectors and this is to protect the consumer. 

1) What is the Home Inspector's background?  Technically, anyone can decide to become
pondering kid a home inspector, so check the education and background.  One guy might have a Bachelor's in English while another inspector earned a Master's Degree in Engineering.  Maybe one inspector took an on-line home inspection course while another has an extensive background in home construction. 

2) Find out about the Home Inspection Report.  Do you get the report the same day as the inspection?  What does it included?  Is it easy to read?  Does the report have digital pictures?  Ask to see a Sample of a Home Inspection Report!    

3) Does the home inspector climb roofs?  Crawl the crawl spaces?  Some don't. 

4) What is the home inspector's availability?  Is he available evenings or weekends?  Can you call at 8pm and catch a live person when you have an important question? 


These questions and more are important to consider when deciding on a home inspector in Royersford or wherever you're from!  Royersford Home Inspectors aren't all the same!

 

david the home inspector


David Artigliere is an ASHI-certified home inspector with
ARTI Home Inspections LLC offers home inspections
7 days a week in Royersford & surrounding.

He can be reached at (610) 220-1907 or by visiting www.artihomeinspections.com.

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david the home inspectorDavid Artigliere, owner of ARTI Home Inspections LLC, is a home inspector in Pottstown, Reading, Norristown, Royersford and surrounding areas. 

He is available 7 days a week and can be reached at 610-220-1907.

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Gloria Todor and Doug Durren - Delaware County PA Real Estate
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Hi David, It is great to get referrals for your line of work.  No not all Home Inspectors are the same or as thorough as another inspector.  Some provide photos with their reports others do not.  The point about going onto roofs is an important point, not all do that.

All the best.
Gloria

 

July 26, 2011 11:01 PM #1
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Kwee Huset
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David, most of the home inspectors in our area join the REALTOR® board and get referral business.

July 26, 2011 11:12 PM #2
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Dan Edward Phillips
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Good Morning David, home inspectors are not 'created equal'.  Excellent input for home buyers to review before the contract for a home inspection.  In any state.

July 27, 2011 06:33 AM #3
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Bill Gassett
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You are right the least important factor should be cost. In my 25 years in the business I have seen both good and poor inspectors. It was never the fee the charged that determined how good they were.

July 27, 2011 07:21 AM #4
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Joan Cox
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David, anyone can be a home inspector, and that is the danger!    Realtors like to use EXPERIENCED home inspectors with ASHI credentials, and you obviously have those, as your posts are very knowledgeable!

July 27, 2011 09:44 AM #5
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Good post.  We advise every home buyer to have a professional home inspection by an experienced inspector.

Have a great summer and be sure to take time for visits to Longwood Gardens.

 Life is good!

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Thanks for reading, everyone.  We are working on getting the State to pass an actual licensing law instead of just requiring compliance.  This will be even more protection for consumers.

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