Q. Why Do Inspector Prices Vary?

Q: Hey Mark

I’ve been getting prices from different home inspectors and it seems the prices vary quite a bit. Why are there so many different prices for the same thing?

A: Well, I think you answered your own question. They are not different prices for the same thing. They are different prices for different home inspections.

Each inspector will probably be inspecting similar things (Structure, Electrical, Plumbing, Roof, HVAC). How that inspection is performed, what specifically is covered, and how thoroughly it is covered, is unique to each inspector. Inspectors also have different ways of reporting the homes defects. Different inspectors offer different services.

I recommend using a list of questions to ask a home inspector you are interviewing. If you follow this link you will find a good and impartial list of questions from H.U.D. titled: “Ten Important Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector.” It will help you get a better feel for what is or is not being done for the price that is quoted.


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