The Home Inspection Process

What can I expect?

You can expect a well executed inspection performed by Forever Home Inspection. We will provide you with important information to empower you with confidence in the home buying decision process. A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components of the home. Basic home inspections will not reveal every defect of a home. Inspections are based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and not a prediction of future conditions. 

Why Do I need A Home Inspection?

An inspection is an excellent way to discover the overall condition of a house. It is vital to conduct a home inspection to avoid a costly mistake by purchasing a property in need of major repairs. A good inspection  will help a buyer understand exactly what they are about to acquire.

What Needs To Be Inspected?

The more of the property inspected the greater knowledge you have of the property. Our recommendation is that every buyer should have at least our full buyer inspection. Also, there may be additional aspects of the property that need to be inspected: for example, detached buildings, outdoor kitchens,pools, septic systems, and water wells. These elements of a property may call for additional fees and can be discussed prior to date of inspection. Our consultation process will help the home buyer navigate the process of selecting the best home inspection for them.

How Long Will the Home Inspection Take?

It is hard to say how long the inspection will take.  Forever Home Inspection will provide a thorough inspection.  The time it takes depends on several factors and can be discussed prior to inspection date.  A home buyer should be cautious of an inspection that last less than an hour and feels rushed and overlooked. An average inspection, mainly depending on square footage and home size, can last anywhere from 1.5-3 hours. Again, many factors are to take into consideration and will be discussed prior to inspection. 

How Soon Will I Receive My Inspection Report?

Between 24 - 48 hours.  We are extremely efficient with reporting and have an excellent report writing system that allows all data collected to be transmitted in a timely manner. Please see the sample inspection report to better understand what your report could look like.

Will the Real Estate Agent Be Present During the Home Inspection?

Yes, most agents will be present during the inspection process.  The typical parties involved in the inspection, day of, are the home buyer, realtor, and inspection company. The seller is often times not present for the inspection. 

Will the Seller Be Present During the Home Inspection?

It's better that the seller is not present during the inspection. However, it is vital that the seller prepares the home for inspection by removing any obstacles of entry into dwelling spaces.

What Can I Expect to Pay for a Quality Home Inspection?

Our inspections prices are based upon square feet of a home and any additional services rendered.    You certainly get what you pay for and we strive to bring excellent results to best suit our buying/selling  clients.  We are in the business for our clients and our clients alone.  So our full concentration and efforts will be in your favor as the  buyer/seller. Please see our services page for more pricing information.