How to Hire a Building Inspector

Are you a first-time homebuyer in the Atlanta, Georgia area? Or maybe you’re a business owner who is considering investing in a commercial property? Whether you’re a new homebuyer or seasoned real-estate pro, you do not want to skip the all-important building inspection. You also want to make sure you hire an inspector who is going to do a good job so you don’t get any surprises later on.

Here are a few suggestions that Phil, Joyce, and the entire team at ProTech Home & Property Inspections, Inc. want to pass along to help you in your search for the right building inspector.

1. Gather references from friends or family members.

Ask people you trust for references for a good home inspector in your area. Also pay attention to inspectors that did a less-than-great job. This firsthand knowledge can help you build a list of building inspectors to consider.

2. Do some personal investigating.

Check out the inspection company’s website, or give them a call to ask about what’s included in a property inspection or their credentials. Pay attention to the home inspector’s level of customer service and professionalism as well.

3. Narrow down your list of options.

Based on references and initial research, try to create a short list of building inspectors who you want to interview personally.

4. Interview at least three inspectors.

Make a list of questions you have for the building inspector, and meet or call each one individually to get their answers. Be thorough, and be sure to ask about cost, what’s included in an inspection, which specialty services may cost extra, and the inspector’s experience and credentials.

5. Make the decision.

After you’ve done your investigating and interviewing, choose a building inspector and schedule the property inspection. Be sure to choose a time that works for you—you definitely want to be present at the inspection.

If you’re looking for a residential or commercial building inspector in Georgia, contact the team at ProTech Home & Property Inspections, Inc. at (770) 277-5655. We will gladly answer your questions about building inspections and can schedule your inspection today!

About Phil Leblanc

Phil is the founder of ProTech Home & Property Inspections, Inc. and has shifted from doing 500 plus yearly inspections to implementing systems designed to consistently improve the quality service that has made ProTech one of the top building inspection companies in metro Atlanta. Phil’s connection to the building and real estate industries dates back to his early involvement with his family’s real estate and development company in New England.

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