A lot of our clients have friends or family who have been home owners for quite some time or are in the repair industry for things in the house. These are the people they want to help inspect their new home purchase - not only because they respect their opinion but also because it's FREE! What's wrong with this?
First, Louisiana Inspectors are licensed and there are specific things they are trained to inspect. Not only will they tell you what they find wrong with the house, but will give you tips on maintenance or things to keep you eyes on in the future. No one is perfect, but an impartial 3rd party can help you make sure you aren't buying a lemon!
Also, a licensed home inspector knows that the job you hire them is not to make this home into a new home again, but to alert you to items that need attention - then it's your job to determine which things need to be addressed in order for you to move forward with the sale.
This is one of the most expensive purchases you will ever make. Trust your home inspection to a licensed inspector so that you have the best chance of getting a total over all view.
And those of you, who, like us, have owned your house for several years, might want to have a home inspection done on your own house to see if there are items you should be aware of. We recently had a structural engineer check out our house as I had seen some movement in the brick. Well, what I thought was foundation issues were really termite issues - and I never saw the evidence - even though I look for that stuff all the time! The professional recognized it immediately. Guess that's what they are the professionals!
If you never need a list of inspectors to call on, just let us know. We keep a list handy - just for you!
Leslie Green - (225) 202-7935 - Leslie@PatWattam.com