Guide for choosing a Qualified Home Inspector
1.Insurance. Make sure the home inspector has proper General Liability and Errors and Omissions insurance.
2. Associations. Your home inspector should belong to at least one of the national associations for home inspectors such as the National Association of Home Inspectors, NAHI, or the American Society of Home Inspectors, ASHI. This will insure they subscribe to a standard set of practices and code of ethics.
3. Experience. Your home inspector should be familiar with home construction and have experience in the inner workings of building a home.
4. Real Estate Experience. Your home inspector should be somewhat familiar with the Real Estate buying and selling process.
5. Reporting. The reporting method your inspector uses should be clear and easy to read and understand.
The State of Florida requries that anyone inspecting any component of a home be licensed by the Department of Business Regulation. Check for proper licensed inspectors here.
Protect yourself and your largest investment and hire only qualified home inspectors.