Cheap Home Inspections?

I had a customer call me the other day and asked me what a standard home inspection would cost.

I told here $425 for a standard size house. See said “do you have a cheap inspection”

I told her you do not need a cheap inspection, you need a good inspection.

There are a lot of home inspection companies out there and some will do an inexpensive inspection for you ,but be careful, this is really a case of “you get what you pay for”

Most companies employ inspectors that do not have the experience or knowledge to give you a complete and unbaised inspection.This is how they are able to do “cheap inspections” and keep costs down.

Don’t be fooled!

A standard size house takes from 2 to 3/12 hours at the home and another 2 hours to write it up, that’s the minimum time.

There are even some pest control companies that will do both the pest control report and a home

Inspection for $500. How is this possible??

The real estate company thinks this is great, but the homeowner (you) that ordered the inspection does not realize they are being given a substandard inspeciton.


You need a pest control person to do his job and unbiased home inspector to do his, in that way

A good analytics of the property is achieved.

So, if you need a home inspection, be sure to hire someone who has the experience and knowledge to do a complete and unbaised one. 

Jim Lobao

Lobao Construction

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