How To Get Your Home Inspection Done Right and Free – Homes Of Heights

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How To Get Your Home Inspection Done Right and Free

How To Get Your Home Inspection Done Right and Free

Hire a licensed inspector

    • This is super important because there are tons of inspectors out there without a license
    • If they have no license, then they have nothing to risk

Not All Inspectors Are On The Same Level!

There are 3 levels of an inspector license(apprentice, Real Estate, and Professional) In order to be licensed as a professional home inspector one must take the 128 hour classroom course and one of the following A. Have been actively experienced as a real estate inspector for at least 12 months and have completed 200 inspections(175 under indirect supervision and 25 under direct supervision). OR B. Have completed an additional 200 classroom hours taken in specific topics approved by commission and one of the following must be met a. 120 hours in experience training module or b. 120 hours inspecting with a licensed professional.

  • Check credentials at:
  • Ask for example report
  • How long will it take to make report… Remember time is of the essence
  • Understand no home will be without faults
  • Extra add ons
  • Mold
  • Termites
  • Water damage
  • Check permit final on new construction especially on small builders
  • Check survey and easements
    • So this is super tricky… Sometimes a seller can sell a part of his land right before closing.  This can put him in hot water but if they file bankruptcy what can you do?  I’ll show you in my next blog….

How to Get Your Home Inspection Done Free

This is so obvious but many agents just don’t know or don’t care.   All you need to do is negotiate it with the seller.  You can do many things but here are some of my favs.

  • Just straight ask for it during negotiations
  • Ask seller to reimburse you at closing
  • Ask seller to do the inspection or a pre-inspection
  • Ask the realtor to pay for it or reimburse you at closing
    • If the realtor is making over $5000 then he/she can do it.
    • If realtor is making less then that…. ummmmm …  probably not… it’s hard and I know i’ve been doing this a long time.


Hi, i'm Travis Miller. I enjoy cycling and finding new trails in the innerloop area of Houston. I am also a licensed commercial pilot, and have been doing it for about a decade now. I love to try out new dishes, and then making a couple of videos about the venue. I love to blog, on the Heights & Montrose pages we have on Facebook, I cannot believe we have nearly 50,000 Heights & Montrose Fans combined. Heights Page: Montrose Page: I am a born again Christian, and truly believe in treating folks fairly and equally. I consider myself a very hard worker & dedicated to my clients. I am extremely punctual and very detailed full time realtor. I live here in the Houston Heights, which makes it very convenient for my innerloop clients, I can show a home within 5-10 minutes usually. This is so important, because buyers see a home for sale sign, and want to see the home quick. This saves my clients a great deal of money and head aches. Well guys off to sell these homes & fly these planes ... Lets grab a coffee on me =) Yours Truly, Neighborhood Real Estate Master - Travis Miller - 832-919-5635

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