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When we negotiate an offer for a house, Buyers have typically a 10-day window to perform inspections.
They often ask for our inspector recommendations, although there are some who choose to find their own inspectors from a neighbor, friend or family. Or, they might know someone who is in the construction business who offers to inspect their prospective new home purchase.
So why should you use our recommended inspectors over the recommendation from a friend, or the family member who is a sub-contractor for a builder and understands the building process?
Our inspectors are very thorough and we lovingly call them "deal breakers." Why? Because they find the little things and the big things that sometimes cause Buyers to back away from a purchase. This is fine with us. We don't want anyone to buy a house they are not comfortable with and/or that has major defects.
Our inspectors are current on building codes and can flag improper installation on the roof, building exterior and interior, and many other items that can be missed by someone with a cursory knowledge of the building industry codes and regulations.
You get what you pay for. Sure, you can get a free inspection from a friend or their buddy, but will their expertise be as thorough as someone who does it every day, day in and day out?
You are under no obligation to use any of the inspectors we recommend. We do so as a service to our Buyers because we have found their service to be superior. We do not receive any monetary gain from our referrals. We simply want the best for our Buyers.
Why should you use our inspector? Because they come highly recommended,we have worked with them and we do not have complaints after the sale from Buyers about issues the inspector "didn't find." Check out their references if you like, but know that we give Buyers their contact information because so many other buyers have raved about their service.
Thinking of Buying a home? Give us a call at 904-673-2308 and we will create a plan to work together to put you in your dream home!
About the Author: Sharon Alters works with her husband, Frank, and team member, Ann Dunsford Curley. They are in the top 5% real estate agents for production in the Jacksonville Florida area, specializing in Military and Corporate Relocation in the Fleming Island, Orange Park, St. Johns, St. Augustine and Beaches areas. Their local knowledge can help Relocating Buyers find the perfect lifestyle, whether it is a Castle on the Ocean, or a Cottage in the Country.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.