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June 20, 2024

A Personal Memo from Me to You…

This is Steve and I want to thank you for considering our services for your next home inspection.

I’ve been working hard since 2003 to provide the entire Kansas City area with world-class home inspection services that go far beyond what other home inspectors deliver and what most homebuyers expect.

How? I will personally inspect your home or investment property myself. You’ll never get an amateur, apprentice, or a part-time employee.

Our services will NOT give you a mediocre home inspection performed by someone fumbling around trying to decide if what they found is a big deal then do their best to explain it to you in a way you understand because they might lose their job if their boss gets ONE MORE complaint from another unsatisfied customer.

I’m waaay past that.

I’ve personally performed over 15,000 inspections on homes of all types, ages, sizes, circumstances, and conditions all over the Kansas City area. I’ve made alot of mistakes and I’ve learned from each one.

The most important lesson I’ve learned? Inspect it right the FIRST time so there are no surprises later.

In fact, I am the only home inspector in Kansas City who will:

  1. Never try to inspect a home that isn’t ready.
  2. Stop the inspection and NOT charge you a dime if you change your mind about purchasing the home halfway through.
  3. Change the scope of the inspection if I show up and realize there’s a better way.

And you’ll always be involved every step of the way, fully understand what’s happening, and will give your approval BEFORE anything changes.

Our services are done right because I’m not motivated by money. Instead, I know that when you take care of people, they take care of you – and I’ve been proving it for years by putting my money where my mouth is.

This is how our services became Kansas City’s First-And-Only Top 25-Under-25 home inspection company and one of its best small businesses.

Anyway, when it comes to professional home inspectors and home inspection service in the Kansas City area – whether you’re a local homebuyer or a real estate investor in another state (or abroad) looking for someone you can trust who will keep everyone honest – you can relax knowing our services have you covered – you have my word.

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Our Services and Pricing

FULL HOME INSPECTION + TERMITE

BETTER

$445*

2000-item 100% full home inspection

Termite Inspection INCLUDED

ID tags on major shutoff valves

In-depth discussion of 5 major areas

Same-day report

Digital photos and summary pages

Free 2023 Home Remodeling Cost Estimates Guide flipbook ($14 value)

Free 2023 Building Materials Lifespan Guide flipbook ($17 value)

Free Home Maintenance for Dummies – 2nd Ed. flipbook ($17 value)

FULL HOME INSPECTION + TERMITE +RADON

BETTER +

$570*

2000-item 100% full home inspection

Termite Inspection INCLUDED

+ 48-hour Electronic Radon Test

ID tags on major shutoff valves

In-depth discussion of 5 major areas

Same-day report

Digital photos and summary pages

Free 2023 Home Remodeling Cost Estimates Guide flipbook ($14 value)

Free 2023 Building Materials Lifespan Guide flipbook ($17 value)

Free Home Maintenance for Dummies – 2nd Ed. flipbook ($17 value)

FULL HOME INSPECTION + TERMITE +SEWER

BETTER +

$645*

2000-item 100% full home inspection

Termite Inspection INCLUDED

+ Professional Sewer Scope Inspection

ID tags on major shutoff valves

In-depth discussion of 5 major areas

Same-day report

Digital photos and summary pages

Free 2023 Home Remodeling Cost Estimates Guide flipbook ($14 value)

Free 2023 Building Materials Lifespan Guide flipbook ($17 value)

Free Home Maintenance for Dummies – 2nd Ed. flipbook ($17 value)

FULL HOME INSPECTION +TERMITE +RADON +SEWER

BEST

$770*

2000-item 100% full home inspection

Termite Inspection INCLUDED

+ 48-hour Electronic Radon Test

+ Professional Sewer Scope Inspection

ID tags on major shutoff valves

In-depth discussion of 5 major areas

Same-day report

Digital photos and summary pages

Free 2023 Home Remodeling Cost Estimates Guide flipbook ($14 value)

Free 2023 Building Materials Lifespan Guide flipbook ($17 value)

Free Home Maintenance for Dummies – 2nd Ed. flipbook ($17 value)

5-POINT MAJOR ITEMS INSPECTION

GOOD

$395*

Major Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical areas

Foundation, Plumbing, Roof, Electrical, and HVAC Systems ONLY

Termite Inspection NOT Included

In-depth discussion at the end

Same-day report

Digital photos and summary pages

Free 2023 Home Remodeling Cost Estimates Guide flipbook ($14 value)

Free 2023 Building Materials Lifespan Guide flipbook ($17 value)

Free Home Maintenance for Dummies – 2nd Ed. flipbook ($17 value)

Possible Additional Fees

There are some things that can change the final price of our services.

*OTHER* home inspection companies CHARGE EXTRA for things like::

  1. Old homes
  2. Crawlspaces
  3. Walking on the roof
  4. Following the inspector (yes, this happens)
  5. Final sale price of the home

Our services don’t. But here are the things that DO make the price of our services go up.

01/

SQUARE FOOTAGE

Our price is FIXED AT $445 UP TO 1499 SQ.FT.

This INCLUDES a state-certified termite inspection, which is something most other companies charge extra for.

For homes above 1499 sq.ft:

1500-1999sq.ft: + $25

2000-2499 sq.ft: +$40

2500-2899 sq.ft: +$50

2900-3499 sq.ft: +$60

This is just a quick reference. If your home is above 3499 sq.ft., call or schedule online for a real price quote of our services.

▶ PRICING EXAMPLE:

A 2700 sq.ft. house will be $445+ $50 = $495

NOT $445+$25+$40+$50 = $560

02/

DRIVING DISTANCE

Our price is fixed within a 50-minute (NOT miles) radius of our address:

Beyond that:

50 min. to 74 min. = +$86

75 min.+ +$125

▶ FOR EXAMPLE:

If your home is 60 minutes away, you will need to add $86 to our services price.

03/

RE-INSPECTION +$365

This is for the times you want us to GO BACK AFTER your home inspection and re-inspect items the seller agreed to repair.

This INCLUDES a report and photos.

04/

TRIP CHARGE +$300

We’ve been around long enough to understand that things don’t always go as planned.

Especially when a home is vacant.

So, if the home isn’t ready for our services when we arrive and we need to reschedule, the first trip is free.

But if we reschedule the inspection and the home is STILL not ready the second time we arrive and we have to leave again, this time there will be a $300 trip charge.

This partially covers the cost of occupying a block on our calendar, which makes it unavailable to someone else.

05/

PRE-LISTING INSPECTION WALKTHROUGH +$250

This is an optional benefit with our pre-listing inspection program.

To increase the likelihood that your buyer DOES NOT hire their own home inspector, we offer a new buyer walkthrough.

We will return to the home to discuss our services and the home inspection report with your new buyers and answer any questions they have.

Other Home Inspection Packages

01/

HOME MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS

The older your home, the greater the need for home maintenance.

But, not sure where to start?

Our home maintenance inspections highlight maintenance and energy items to help keep your home running at peak efficiency.

Call our services to stop wasting energy (and your hard-earned dollars!) through the cracks, gaps and worn-out areas around your home!

02/

NEW HOME WARRANTY INSPECTIONS

Who’s going to help you get the MOST repairs done BEFORE your 12-month builder’s warranty expires?

Especially when it’s easy for a busy life to distract you from all the things that have cracked, bulged, split or broken since you’ve moved into your new home.

Including all the things you CAN’T see.  

Our MaxInspect™ process is perfect for new home warranty inspections.  Our services check everything we can see, touch, and test so there are no surprises – or regrets – once your first 12 months are gone.  

Call our services now before it’s too late.

More Of Our Services

01/

SHUT-OFF TAGS

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Did you know your home has important valves and switches that every homeowner  NEEDS to know about?

There aren’t many, but knowing where they are and what they do can make the difference between relief and disaster in an emergency.

That’s why our services include colorful tags for all your major shutoff valves.

This includes:

  • Furnace maintenance switch
  • Gas shutoff valves
  • Water heater shutoff valve
  • Water main valve

This way you can spot them quickly when it matters.

We’ll even show you where they are so there’s no confusion after you move in.

02/

BUILDFAX PROPERTY HISTORY REPORT

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The most comprehensive property history report on the market.

Buildfax performs a nationwide search with over 8 billion data points on more than 80 million U.S. commercial and residential structures that cover:

  • Details on all building permits pulled for the home
  • Construction history in 8,500+ cities, counties, and townships
  • Remodels, new construction, pools, demolition, and roofs
  • All the trades — mechanical, electrical, plumbing
  • Including names of contractors that performed the work
  • Compares your home to others in the neighborhood
  • Lists nearby properties that have had updates performed
  • Neighborhood construction trends


Click to view a sample report (opens in a new window)

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Meet Steve – Your Home Inspector

Steve Rodriguez - your certified master inspector

Steve Rodriguez, CMI®

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Award-Winning local Certified Master Inspector® Steve Rodriguez explains the Bulldog difference:

“There’s more to our services than just checking for problems. It’s also about communicating those problems in a way YOU understand.

And not just today. Your home inspection report should be easy to understand for years to come.”

Free Gifts With Every Home Inspection

building materials lifespan guide 2023

Building Materials Lifespan – New for 2023

From adhesives to swimming pools. Find out how long 300+ materials inside your home last so you’re never off guard. – $17.99 value

cost estimates guide 2023

Cost Estimates Guide – New for 2023

From sod to septic systems. Get a head start on how much maintenance items cost so you’re not taken to the bank when it breaks. – $19.99 value

home maintenance guide for dummies

Home Maintenance for Dummies – 2nd Ed.

You’re no dummy, but you might be a little cuckoo if you don’t crack this open when it’s time to make fix those things around the house. – $17 value

Frequently Asked Questions

The average full 2000-item full home inspection takes 2.5-3 hours.

A major-items home inspection takes about an hour.

Your home inspection report will always be ready the same day and gets delivered after payment is made.

The answer depends on what you want and need.

Full MaxInspect™ 2000-item inspection: This is for anyone who wants to know all the details of all items in and around the home.  This is what most people think of when they picture a home inspection.

5-point major-items home inspection: This is for anyone who is ONLY interested in the bones.  It overlooks basic areas and focuses exclusively on:

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We accept:

  1. Visa
  2. Mastercard
  3. Check
  4. Money order
  5. Cash

Yes, of course.

A successful home inspection depends on your level of understanding not will not only increase your level of understanding, it will reduce help you make better decisions later.

Yes. I encourage you to do whatever makes you feel comfortable.

But keep in mind that distractions (including loud nearby conversations) will interfere with concentration and thus diminish the quality of the very service you’re investing in me to provide.

Yes.

  1. Bring your questions.
  2. Send your home inspector any key information or special requests BEFORE your home inspection.
  3. Know your budget and expectations for the home.
  4. Keep your emotions in check. It’s still too soon to be attached.
  5. Try to attend.  There’s nothing better than hearing and seeing the outcome firsthand.
  6. Hold your questions until the end and don’t distract your home inspector while he’s working. You’re free to follow and observe, but questions and loud conversations within earshot are distracting.

All your questions will get answered when it’s over.

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