For a Well Qualified Home Inspector in Arkansas?
I am proud to say that for the third year
in a row (2011, 2012, 2013) I have been named the
winner of the Super Service Award on Angie's List! This award is given out
at the end of the year to the top 5% of service
providers as determined by Angie's List user reviews. Click on the link to the left for more information.
When arranging for a home inspection I think it's useful to
realize that there are
significant differences in how well different home inspectors perform their task.
The knowledge and background of the inspector are obvious factors here, but
that's not all. There are differences in what inspectors perceive their core job to be
as well as whose interests
should be protected. Believe it or not, some are afraid that
exceeding the minimum required standards only brings on more legal liability for
them. And unfortunately, some inspectors feel that it is more important to please the real
estate agents involved than it is to look out for their actual client, the
homebuyer. After all, by keeping the agent happy they have a lot better chance
of getting more jobs down the road through agent referrals. The potential loser
in this arrangement? That's right, it's you.
So how are you expected to
decide who to choose? That's a tough question. Real estate agent advice? Cheapest
price? First inspector who is available? My advice: Online
reviews are a great start if you don't have recommendations from trusted friends
locally.Spend time doing your
homework. Here's the thing that's REALLY crucial to remember: Everyone
invloved cares if you buy the house or not EXCEPT for an ethical home
inspector. After all, we are the only ones who have no financial interest in the
deal. My Assured Home Inspection Google Place Page has numerous reviews gathered
over the past few years that may help you make a decision. Unfortunately, Google
rules won't let me publish a direct link to my Place Page here so I encourage
you to read those by doing a search for home inspectors in
Little Rock, AR.
There are also several reviews on
Kudzu.com and some "filtered reviews" that are harder to find on Yelp.com.
There are also several
Angieslist.com and a few more sites.
My background info? I was a custom home builder for 25 years,
and in 1999 I decided to diversify and use my
experience to aid home buyers by providing qualified inspection
services. I became so busy with inspections that I ceased
building homes in 2006. To save you from doing the math that means that I have
been doing inspections for almost 15 years.
Coverage Area My core business area is Little Rock, Bryant, Benton, Conway, Cabot, Maumelle, and North Little Rock.
But I don't limit home inspections solely to the
central Arkansas area. If you are
farther away I welcome your inquiry. Honestly, I like experiencing all
of Arkansas and sometimes I enjoy a drive to a different city outside
my normal area. Call me and let's see if it will benefit both of us.
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