What are home buyers looking for in a home inspector?

Home Inspector with Charlotte Home Inspection - Inspector Paul

I have been a home inspector for so many years and I have constantly tried to pay attention to what the market and what our clients want to see home inspectors provide.  I frequently reach out to my clients and realtors I come in contact with and ask them what services a home inspector should provide and what services would they like to see home inspectors provide.  Most of the services I provide are liseted on my web site www.inspectorpaul.com  Would you be so kind as to let me know what you'd like to see offered in the marketplace?

Comments (6)

Cameron Keegan
RE/MAX Moves - Greenville, SC
Cameron Keegan

In my opinion, I think Realtors and buyers are looking for a home inspector who is thorough, and has the knowledge to back it up.  This sounds superficial, but a clean, professional looking report is great too.  I had a buyer choose a home inspector that they knew through church, and he faxed me a hand-written report.  Needless to say, I think it impacted the seller's response to our requested repairs!

Mar 14, 2008 09:50 AM
Vincent McKamy
Samson Properties - Fredericksburg, VA
Realtor Fredericksburg Virginia
I have to agree with Cameron - I just want someone who is very knowledgeable and someone that can talk to people - I don't want you scaring my clients over the little things.  Thanks
Mar 14, 2008 10:06 AM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Paul,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!


Mar 14, 2008 11:00 AM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru
Paul, first, let me welcome you to ActiveRain. Secondly, thanks for blogging here in the Rain on your first day. And lastly, if there is anything that I can do for you to help your experience here in ActiveRain a better one, please do not hesitate to ask.
Mar 14, 2008 12:49 PM
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Welcome to Active Rain! For some tips on how to get started here, check out my blog entry at ActiveRain Fast-Start Tips for Quick and Easy Points

Happy blogging and good luck!

Mar 15, 2008 05:08 PM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

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Troy Trumm
Mar 16, 2008 09:06 AM