How much does a home inspection cost?
The fee is typically based on the size of the home. On average, the home hazard inspection fee is between $300-$500. The larger your home is, the higher the inspection fee will be. Also, the price will depend on the type of inspection that you want to get, and if you need additional inspections, such as mold inspection, thermal imaging, radon testing or pool & spa inspection.
Who pays for the home inspection?
The buyer typically pays for the home inspection as part of their due diligence while in escrow. The inspection is for the benefit of the buyer so that they have a third party inspector on their side to reveal defects about the property that are not apparent to the buyer. However, it is also in the interest of the seller to get a pre-listing inspection. This way, they can find out what condition their home is in, price it accurately, as well as increase the value of their property and make sure to seal the deal quickly. If your home is located in San Diego, Riverside or Orange County and the area, visit our website for more info.
How long does a home inspection take?
On average, a home inspection can take 2-3 hours. Sometimes, it can take longer, depending on the size of the home and if there are crawlspaces for the inspector to inspect. You can ask to accompany them during the inspection, observe what they do closely, and use this time to discuss their findings.
Will the inspector provide a summary to the buyer?
After we complete a physical inspection, we provide an overall verbal summary of our most significant and informational findings. For example, we would let you know immediately about the location of the main water shut off or a potentially failing roof. Of course, you can also take this opportunity to ask additional questions and address any potential concerns you may have.
Do I have to be present during the inspection?
The buyer doesn’t need to be present during the inspection. However, the inspector and realtor strongly recommend their presence. In case this is not possible, it would be recommendable that the buyer comes at least towards the end of the inspection and hears the findings.
Are there other inspections that I can book?
Yes, there are other inspections that the buyer can have performed that are not included in the general inspection. For an additional fee, the buyers can have their sewer line, septic tank, roof, and foundation inspected by qualified San Diego professionals. Feel free to visit our services page for additional inspections that you may elect to add on.