Choosing a qualified and ethical home inspector is the newest challenge facing buyers in today’s real estate market. Checking a home inspector’s Qualifications, Affiliation with a professional associations and relevant experience are important prerequisites in selecting a qualified home inspector.
The critical issue is not whether the Inspections should be done, but by WHOM. Most referrals come from word of mouth. Some from advertising in the yellow pages and brochures.
A qualified, experienced inspector will look carefully at all the components of the home, identify the major concerns, then educate clients about how to manage the deficiencies, enabling them to make informed decisions.
I've had the chance to work with different ones in one property and they all work differently and have different tools and gadgets.
It's important to make sure you have one who will have your back and will not only collect the inspection money and leave you hanging if you have a problem in the future.