Do I need a Home Inspector?

After your REALTOR®, possibly the most important professional you’ll choose to assist you in your home purchase is a qualified home inspector. Through a professional home inspection you’ll become an informed buyer in one of the most important purchases in your lifetime!

Are All Home Inspectors Equal?

No. A qualified home inspector, should be state licensed (where applicable) and adhere to the rigid standards of their local state licensing law. If no state licensing is required, a qualified inspector should be a member of a professional home inspection association such as the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) or a similar group.

How do I choose a Qualified Home Inspector?

First, ask questions! Remember, education about home inspections is the key to being a satisfied home buyer!

Top 12 Questions to Ask a Home Inspector

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Do you have formal training as a home inspector? BPG inspectors have extensive classroom training followed by professional mentoring and on-the-job training by our senior inspection team.  All BPG Inspectors are required to complete regular continuing education to maintain their superior training levels.
Are you backed by a company with a reputation for professionalism? Not only are BPG inspectors are backed by the nation’s largest employee-based inspection company, but BPG is also part of the Fidelity National Financial family of companies; a Fortune 500 company.
Are you covered by professional liability insurance? BPG inspectors are covered by industry leading Errors and Omissions Workers Compensation and General Liability policies.
Do you guarantee the work that you perform? BPG provides a 90 Day Inspection Guarantee* as added protection with every inspection.
Can I contact you for questions after the inspection? With Extended Advice, clients receive 12 months of expert advice with every inspection, including expert advice direct from BPG.
What will it cost? It is important to remember that costs should not be the only factor you consider, but we understand that is important.  the cost for a single family home inspection varies by the size, age and location of the home.  Additional products like WDO inspections and Radon testing can also change the price.  You can get a specific price quote by accessing our online scheduling system
Can a house fail an inspection? No, a home inspection reports on the condition of the home at a particular day and time.  It is not a municipal or code compliance inspection that would “pass” or “fail” a home.  Our detailed report will provide action and consideration items for your review.
Will you provide me with references? BPG is happy to provide you with client references.
Do you produce a narrative or checklist type report? BPG provides a Key Findings, Items Inspected and comprehensive Property Information narrative report professionally produced to meet your ongoing requirements for your investment.
Will I receive my report quickly? The reports  are available via our Web site within 24 hours of the inspection.
Will you repair any problems or conditions you find for an additional charge? No, it is a conflict of interest for a home inspector to do repair work on a home he/she inspects.
May I attend the inspection along with my REALTOR®? BPG encourages you and your REALTOR® to accompany the inspector on the inspection.

What Should a Home Inspection Include?

A comprehensive home inspection should cover the essential systems and structural components of the home including: