When hiring a home inspector to help ensure your property selection is sound while making among the largest financial purchases of your lifetime, it’s important to know you can place your trust and confidence in a professional, regardless of whether he or she is licensed.
Did you know that the only jurisdictions in Canada that mandate home inspector licensing are British Columbia and Alberta, with Ontario also working on regulations? And, throughout the United States, licensing requirements vary state by state as well. This leaves a lot of gaps.
So, how do you ensure your home inspector is professional?!
Not all home inspectors are equal, but we have you covered! Every A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections inspector is:
- A Member of the Professional Association such as InterNACHI and follows industry-leading Standards of Practice
- Highly Trained & Certified
- Fully Insured
Simply put, we operate our business as if licensing is already required across North America to ensure our inspectors are the highest trained in the industry. All inspectors, regardless of licensing, background or previous experience, receive rigorous technical training, including in-field live inspections, business operations and ethics training.
In fact, our training levels exceed all mandatory requirements in regions where licencing exists in North America. This means our inspectors are qualified to conduct home inspections anywhere in North America.
We’re also trained to educate our clients
All ABCHI inspectors receive comprehensive training on how to articulate a deficiency in a way that’s not theatrical, educates the client and helps them understand that no home is perfect.
We want clients to understand the home’s systems. We’ll clearly identify things that are considered larger investment repairs or safety issues. Less pressing items will be pointed out as well and identified as ‘to-dos’ for the client to add to a future maintenance checklist.
This is important, as some home inspectors have been known to pat themselves on the back when uncovering issues within a home. By letting their ego get the best of them, clients can become overly alarmed and back out of a home purchase completely as opposed to continuing negotiations with the seller through their Realtor to come to an agreement on addressing the issue. No one wins in this scenario. Presentation and communication truly matter.
Have questions about how to ensure you’re partnering with the most qualified inspector? Answers are just a call or email away.
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