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Traits Of An Excellent Home Inspector
Buying a new home always has risks associated with it especially when you’re doing it without professional help. What’s more frustrating is that there are chances you’ll incur additional, unexpected costs when you discover too late that the property you bought has problems unknown to you at the time of purchase.
Hiring a home inspector can alleviate your concerns as the property you are considering will be assessed thoroughly. There are many home inspectors so you’ll have to look for the common traits among the excellent ones to be able to hire the best.
Hire a seasoned home inspector with years of experience. A long time in the field should produce a list of references that could vouch for the inspector you are aiming to hire.
The best long island home inspectors have passed the qualifications of the Home Inspection Professional License Law, but excellent home inspectors have additional certification through organizations like the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.
The best inspectors have continuous training that leads to the constant improvement of their skills; especially since they are required to renew their licenses every two years fulfilling the minimum amount continuing education required for license renewal. When hiring an inspector, make sure to look for those who go beyond the minimal requirements.
The other traits that the best home inspectors have in common include being knowledgeable of building rules and codes, and typical home conditions in different areas, having diligence, insurance, excellent communication skills, physical capabilities, and having the ability to deliver comprehensive and professional reports.
An infographic by Tauscher Cronacher contains more details regarding the common traits of the best home inspectors.