A home inspection is an examination of the condition of a real estate property. We always recommend to work with professional and experienced people. However there is always a risk (called risk of audit) of material issue not coming to attention of the inspector. Therefore the second important thing is to use latest technologies.

Home Inspection Associations

There are some home inspection associations which are trying to train the inspectors, standartize the rules and checklists and increase the quality of inspections. You can refer to the following associations to find a certifiec inspectors:

  • International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)
  • American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
  • American Association of Home Inspectors (AAHI) 

The Coverage of a Basic Home Inspection

There are many areas to be inspected in details which requires some addtional check points. However, depending on a reseach made in 2020 below list will cover the most common inspection findings:

  • Roof
  • Electrical
  • Windows
  • Gutters
  • Plumbing
  • Branches overhanging roof
  • Fencing
  • Water heater
  • Air conditioning
  • Exterior paint
  • Driveways, sidewalks, patios and entrance landing
  • Foundation cracks
  • Downspouts
  • Grading of grounds
  • Moisture

Cost of Inspection vs Inspetion Findings

Usually (in fact %80 on average) buyers pay for the inspection costs around $300-500. However hopefully majority of home buyers are using professional inspectors for inspections. Any of the above finding (if exists) will cost min $500. Therefore it is always recomended to work with inspectors and see your final report before making the puchase agreement.

Mobile Inspections

Using a mobile inspection app will leverage the inspection and reporting procedure and increase the productivity and quality. Buyers will see the results real time with photo or video evidences and the inspectors will conduct the inspection with a checklist using their mobile devices. In addition, inspectors can

  • Create customers
  • Schedule inspections
  • Track revenue and cost for the inspection
  • Use home inspection checklist, edit or create new one
  • Use a customer portal to share the results

 Wremia Home Inspection Checklist

You can start using the online home inspection checklist on your mobile device.