#1 Hire an Inspector with a lot of experience!
Licensing and Certifications merely set the bare minimum of education. It takes full-time Home Inspector hundreds of inspections to develop the eyes, ears and nose for hunting down problems. Be sure to ask how many inspections he or she performs annually and for how many years. The Sallade's inspection Services have served over 1700 home buyers over the last nine years. We have served 273 homebuyers in 2017 alone. Conducting this many inspections requires an excellent reputation, integrity and the trust of clients, lenders, real estate agents and many others. The success of our business depends on exceeding your expectations for quality and professionalism each and every time! So be sure to get an experienced home inspector with a vested interest in ensuring you are informed about the condition of the home before you buy it. Get the help and expertise of The Sallade's Inspection Services!
2. Education & Training:
Being a Professional Home Inspector is very different from being a contractor. Home Inspectors are responsible for evaluating all of the systems and components of the home – Not just one aspect such as the plumbing or the framing. To be able to provide a competent evaluation of all of the homes elements takes formal education and training. Attending a “Home Inspection School” and Passing the Licensing exams is a good start. The Sallade's inspection Services go several steps further by taking at least 2 hours of continuing education every month to improve the accuracy of inspections and provide excellent service to you our clients. Bill Sallade, owner of The Sallade's Inspection Services was the education chairperson for NT-TAREI in 2017 and is the education chairperson again in 2018.
Wile certifications are certainly important, it’s the combination of experience, education and training that make the difference in the competency of your next home inspector. The Sallade's Inspection Services adheres to the highest ethics and standards of practice taught by the Texas Area Real Estate Inspectors or TAREI. We are members of NT-TAREI and State TAREI.
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4. The Inspection Report:
There are different styles of report writing for home inspections; even in Texas with our standard report format. You can hire Cheap Charlie the new inspector who will spend a shorter amount of time at the inspection. Then write you an inadequate, vague report about 15 pages long; that does not give you the important, specific information you need to make an informed purchase decision.
On the other side of the spectrum is Scared Sam! Scared Sam gives you a 60+page report with lots of Long disclaimers and unrelated comments to weed through that can lead to confusion or fear. Our reports are very thorough and written in a concise manner that is respectful of your time. Most of our reports are between 35 – 45 pages long. We also provide a summary at the end to help you and your agent create a repair addendum in a focused & easier fashion.
5. The Right Technology:
Buying a home is an extraordinary investment. So why would you want an basic or inferior inspection? There is no reason to wonder if you are getting the Best inspection if the inspector is using the right technologies, proper tools and has the experience and know-how. Some technologies like drones or crawl bots are fun toys but nothing beats actually crawling in the crawl space or walking on the roof and inspecting the condition of the roof and crawl space with their own eyes. Beyond the normal outlet testers, pressure gauges, AMP meters and laser thermometer. We also carry and have years of experience with moisture meters, gas leak detectors, Elevation Compulevels and Thermal cameras.
6. Ask to see what others have said about the inspection company.
Quality Professional Home Inspectors request feedback from their clients. Because we cannot improve what we don’t measure, professional home inspectors want to know what they are doing right as well as what may need some improvement. Take a look at their reviews on Google, Yelp or Facebook.
7. Ask to see example reports:
Most professional home inspection companies have example reports on their website or can provide them to you via email. Before you decide who you are going to hire compare the quality of their work to others. Then Hire The Sallade's Inspection Services for the job.
The Sallade's Inspection Services will be your highly experienced and extremely thorough home buying advocate! We are committed to providing you with outstanding service. If you are looking to buy a home in the North Texas area; We can Help!
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