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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: https://www.trec.texas.gov
  • 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.
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Alan Jimz

I'm Allen ... nice to meet you. I was born and raised here in the Houston Heights. I went to school here from Elementary to High School and off to U of H. I love to blog, although i'm not that great at it. It's much harder then I thought. I like to play chess, meditate, read and enjoy fishing too (one time I caught a big shark!). My grandpa bought his house on 26th street for $55K in 1965 on a double lot, can you believe that?! Things sure have changed here for the better. I like to inspire folks with positive messages, and I hope to change the world. I volunteer at Divina Providence church too helping abused children. Someone helped me (Mr. Leonard Davis) years ago, so i'm paying the universe back. I was a kid with little direction, and left home at 14 years old. I never had a father, or father figure, in fact I never even seen a picture of my father. I was raised by my mother, who happens to be lesbian. She did her absolute best, but with food stamps & section 8, she can only do so much. Surrounded with turmoil & drugs all around me, somehow I might it thru. I think seeing how drugs can affect a person with my own two eyes, really scared me as a child. So it's fair to say i've had my fair share of problems. I don't share these issues to make you sad, I hope that it reaches a child out there to inspire him or her. That you can make something of yourself, even when you are given the worst situations. I also hope to inspire you, with wishes that you will take one minute just to take notice of that child / teenager and really try to talk with him. Not preach to him, but to talk to him. Conversate and ask him, why are you doing the things you are doing... then add some insight about how a different life if possible. These are my wishes and hopes... let's change the world together! Luckily by the grace of God, Mr. Davis helped me. He was a pasture at a church, & took notice of me. It is super strange how one single person, can change the universe. Thank God

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