Questions to Ask a Home Inspector
Do you belong to a professional association?
Only correct answer in CA: CREIA or ASHI
Will your report meet all state requirements?
CA requires that the inspector follow CREIA or ASHI standards.
How experienced are you?
The more the better; at least 200 inspections.
How do you keep your expertise up to date?
CREIA and ASHI required 20 to 30 hours of annual training.
Do you focus on residential inspection?
Do you offer to do repairs or improvements?
No, illegal in CA.
How long will the inspection take?
Based on property size, typical is 2 to 3 hours on site, more time off site writing report.
The current national average is $350; will vary based on size of house, type of house, location, and experience of inspector (you get what you pay for).
Will I be able to attend the inspection?