GreenLight Inspections

Certified Master Inspector® – excellent and detailed inspections.

Buyer Home Inspection

A buyer home inspection, or pre-purchase home inspection can help protect you from surprises, shoddy workmanship, and things the seller just doesn’t know about and did not disclose.  Purchasing a home is a big investment for most families. That is why it’s important to hire a thorough, friendly home inspector.  One that will go through the house carefully, answer your questions about the house, and address your concerns about the home and inspection.

Why You Should Hire Me?

  1. Licensed, Insured, and Code Certified Professional Real Estate Inspector TREC 24271
  2. 20+ Years of commercial and residential construction build, design, and remodel experience.
  3.  Building Code Certified Residential Combination Inspector.  1 of less than 50 in Houston.

How long does a buyer home inspection take?

A TREC home inspection takes about an hour per thousand square feet of home for the average inspector.  I typically spend about an hour per 500 to 800 square feet of home.  Older homes take longer and I typically find more, newer homes go faster, but I typically still find things that need attention.

What does a buyer home inspection look at?

During a buyer home inspection I go through the major systems in the home and check them for deficiencies, safety issues, and other concerns.  Each system is operated using normal controls or procedures.  Results are recorded on my tablet computer and when appropriate photographs are taken.  Photographs help you understand where and what the problem is.  They also help you and your agent with using the report to negotiate with the seller when appropriate.  This information is then used to produce a report that is delivered the same day.  

Should I attend a buyer home inspection?

I strongly encourage clients and their agent to be present for the last hour of the buyer home inspection.  During this time I will go through top concerns I have found and ensure that any questions or concerns you have are answered.

While clients are welcome to be present for the whole inspection, there are portions of the inspection that are not safe for clients to participate in.  Roof inspections, crawlspace inspections, and attic inspections are areas that I discourage agents, clients, and even owners from accompanying me on.  The last thing I want to have happen is for you or your family to get hurt during the inspection.