Miller Building Inspections
HOME INSPECTIONS OVERVIEW
As we like to say here at Miller Building Inspections, knowledge is power. So it comes as no surprise that during the home inspection process, it’s my goal to provide you with the information you need to make a sound and informed decision.
During the inspection, my top focus is to ensure the safety of the home. But I don’t stop there. I also make sure all of the mechanical systems are functioning properly and in some cases, even discuss routine maintenance that may have been overlooked.
When you consider all of that, it’s easy to see how you can recoup the few hundred dollars you’ll “invest” in a third party home inspection.
Due to the thorough nature of our inspections, you should plan for the process to take 2-3 hours. I find that the best use of your time is to meet me near the end the inspection. That way you aren’t just standing around waiting but you don’t miss the opportunity to discuss my findings and any concerns in person.
At the end of the home inspection, you’ll know exactly where you stand. My fee also includes a formal written report complete with pictures, recommendations and narrative within 24 hours. But my service to you doesn’t end after your inspection. My clients have full access to me via telephone for one year after inspection at no additional charge.
Interested in a quote? Just contact Robert @ 309-825-4362 and tell me about your property. Once I know a bit more, I will be happy to give you an estimate on your particular home!
For most of us, buying a home is the single largest purchase decision of our lives so it just makes sense to know exactly what you are and aren’t buying and the easiest way to do that is with a third party home inspection. The reality is your dream home may have great curb appeal, but a never ending list of “problems” that become yours once you complete the closing process.
With my Buyer-Based Home Inspection, you control the risk (and the surprises!) During the home inspection, I review the major structural components of the home but I also look for components that are at or near their service life. For example, the average life expectancy of a furnace is 20 years. Wouldn’t you like to know if the furnace in your dream home is 26 years old before you finalize the deal? Granted you may still purchase the home but at least you’ll do so with full knowledge of what you’re buying! And in many cases, knowing information like this can help you negotiate a better price to allow for repair or replacement of tired components.
Bottom line: In our digital age, when you buy a car it’s easy to research the reliability, expected repair bills and most importantly safety ratings. Hiring a licensed third-party home inspector offers you that same peace of mind on a purchase that realistically you’ll have much longer than that shiny new car.
Fill out my inspection questionnaire to receive a free no-obligation quote or schedule your home inspection before you purchase that dream home so you have nothing to worry about except making new memories!
When you’re the seller, it’s not your responsibility to front the cost for a third-party home inspection. With that said, offering buyers an independent, professional and personalized evaluation of your home before they make an offer, can definitely help you close the deal more quickly!
And it only takes a minute to realize the benefits. Consider if you personally were looking at two homes that were fairly equal on face value. One offered an already completed home inspection which saved you time, money and offered full peace of mind for what you’re buying. The other home was a bit of a mystery to you. You knew nothing about the structural integrity or condition of things like the roof, furnace and air conditioning system. If you’re like most buyers, you would go for the sure thing.
Investing a few hundred dollars in a home inspection when you’re the seller is a fantastic marketing tool. It offers potential buyers peace of mind and makes your property more attractive to them. And if all of that isn’t enough, offering a home inspection can often net you top dollar for your property.
Is it crazy to consider a third party home inspection on a newly built home? In my experience, absolutely not.
While you may think spending a few hundred dollars makes no sense in your situation, the truth is brand new homes have issues too. Even if you are thrilled with your builder, it’s important to understand you’ve had a series of subcontractors in and out of your new home. Most were likely outstanding at their trade. But even good people get interrupted in their work and mistakes happen. That’s where I come in.
In my New Construction Home Inspections, I check everything from attic ventilation to electrical outlets to make sure everything is functioning properly before you move in and settle up with your builder.
Contact Me to get your free home inspection checklist