Curious About WHAT Goes Into A GOOD Kansas City Home Inspection, WHAT
Makes Kansas City Home Inspectors DIFFERENT, or WHY PRICES VARY So Much?
Our methods started out like all the others.
But with experience, we realized the same restrictions that protect homebuyers, sellers, investors, and real estate agents also caused them disappointment.
That’s when we started making minor improvements to ALL the ways we explored issues and delivered the results to you.
We call these techniques…
We understand the problems we find and know WHAT to expect – along with HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN to look so we not only CATCH the things that are MISSING but also find the defects HIDING above ceilings, inside walls, and beneath floors.
More importantly, we want you to understand the results so you can quickly decide what to do about them.
Here’s what goes into a COMPREHENSIVE Kansas City home inspection designed to deliver maximum return on your investment with minimum risk and confusion:
This uncovers 90% of a home’s defects all by itself.
While there are roughly 400 items a conventional home inspector must check, this averages 2,000 items in and around the home (depending on the home).
In a nutshell, we will report on 100% of the items we can test, touch, see, smell, and hear – WITHOUT exception.
1Must be accessible
2Must be safe
3When the home is vacant
4Cooling system when outside temp. >65°F
Finding the defects is only half the battle.
Once we find them, YOU need to understand WHERE it is and WHAT’S happening so you can make the right choice for yourself.
That’s why we answer 10 key questions about the defects we find:
These are the 10 questions every report MUST answer if you hope to understand each defect and the impact it has on the home.
You’ll get them in plain English so they’re QUICK and EASY for you – or anyone else who reads it – to understand.
Movement and moisture cause more damage than we see on the surface.
And because gravity is CONSTANTLY pulling things down, we follow these problems as far as we can to help you understand how far they go and how concerned you should be.
Sometimes finding problems is MORE like a riddle than a home inspection.
You know the quirks you sometimes find in a home? That’s a MYSTERY GLITCH.
We track, isolate, and reveal those random – and sometimes annoying – peculiarities that require a little more finesse to find because they’re HIDDEN from plain sight.
You get the picture. And there are dozens of situations like this.
It takes years to learn which things go wrong, where it could be, and how to troubleshoot.
Every home is DIFFERENT, so knowing what to expect is impossible.
But that’s a skill we bring to your home inspection.
When you're NOT concerned about defects in other areas or the home is in really rough shape.
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Yes, always. As long as there is safe access and the pitch is not too steep (usually 8-12 or greater).
Good question. There are alot of differences, but too many to list here.
Many real estate investors do not want a termite inspection, so it's NOT included.
Not at all.
It takes years to master this craft.
Less experienced operators won’t have the same knowledge, experience, and intuition as someone who's seen something a thousand times before.
This is important.
Your home is an engineering feat and you're about to take full responsibility for it.
1. Have questions.
It's best to ask before the inspection and again at the end.
2. Attend the inspection.
But try not to distract the inspector with chitchat. He's trying to build a story that will help you buy the home. Feel free to observe, take measurements, jot down notes, and be there for the summary and discussion when it's over.
Would YOU Like To Check The Bones YOURSELF Before The Home Inspection?
This no-nonsense field guide is based on our Major-Items Inspection and will help you decide if the home has good bones or is just a money pit in disguise BEFORE your home inspection.
Mention your purchase when scheduling and get $20 off your home inspection