FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is an unbiased evaluation of the condition of the visible and accessible items and components of a home as defined by the InterNACHI (https://www.nachi.org/documents2012/InterNACHI_SOP_and_COE-March_2018.pdf) Standards of Practice. It is most often performed during a real estate transaction, but can also be performed as a Seller's Pre-Listing Inspection, Warranty Inspections and Annual Maintenance Inspections .
What does a Home Inspection include?
A home inspection will typically include an examination of the foundation, roof, attic, heating and cooling systems, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as the general condition of the structure itself. An inspector will look for poor construction practices and make note of any repairs that might be required or any general maintenance issues. Importantly, they will also make note of any fire and safety issues that need to be addressed.
Do I need to be present for the Inspection?
Although it is not required for the client to be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. This is a great chance to learn more about the home and ask questions about the condition of the home and how to maintain it.
What does a Home Inspection cost?
Rates will typically not vary more than $100 between different companies, and are based on the square footage and age of the property. Keen Eye Property Inspections doesn’t strive to provide the cheapest cost, but rather to provide the best value. I encourage you to not base your decision on price alone, as a home purchase is one of the largest financial decisions you will make in your life. Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.
How long does a Home Inspection last?
Typical inspections last between 2.5 – 4 hours depending on the age, condition, and size of the home. Larger homes, older homes, or homes with multiple issues always take longer than smaller, newer, well maintained properties.
Why Choose Keen Eye Property Inspections?
With over 15 years of experience in related fields, I have the knowledge you can rely on for any property inspection task. I do what is right, not expedient, am honest and courteous in everything I do. You're going to be provided an easy-to-read, unbiased evaluation of the properties condition within 24 hours of the completed inspection and often reports are delivered the same day!
What is your availability?
I typically stay scheduled out 3-6 days, but sometimes have cancellations that allows me to reach appointments sooner. I am available 24/7 for calls/texts and happy to work on the weekends!
Do you get on the roof?
I “walk” every roof that I safely can and would estimate I’m able to walk on 80-90% of roofs I come across. For the roofs that are not safely accessible due to excessive pitch, weather conditions, height, or the roof conditions themselves, I utilize an aerial drone and provide pictures in the report.