A home inspection is performed by a licensed home inspector and is designed to provide a thorough, detailed examination of a home, usually during the process of buying or selling a home. Homes are inspected for structural soundness, proper function, and code requirements for all visible, accessible areas of the property.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a home inspector?
Home inspections performed by a professional home inspector give you a clear, comprehensive understanding of your property’s condition through the experience and training of an unbiased third party – your home inspector.
If you are buying or selling a home, coming up on your one-year builder warranty, or simply question the condition of your current home, a home inspection can be a valuable investment.
What parts of my home will be inspected?
A licensed home inspector from our Tulsa office will examine all visible and accessible areas of your home and property. This normally includes major components including:
What training and licensing do home inspectors need?
Licensed home inspectors must have the education and experience required by the state of Oklahoma and pass a state licensing exam to become a licensed home inspector. As a licensed home inspector, they must comply with the regulations in the Standard of Practice.
Will my home inspector tell me how much repairs will cost?
No. A home inspection and a repair estimate are unrelated. A licensed home inspector is there to help gain a better understanding of the overall condition of your home. For the cost of repairs, you will need further advice from the proper professional.
How do I schedule a home inspection?
You can schedule it yourself or have your real estate agent help set it up for you.
Call us at (918) 251-6910 or email us on our contact page.
How long will it take?
A home inspection usually takes 2 to 4 hours depending on your home’s square footage.
Do I need to be there?
It is always a good idea to be there. If you’re there, your home inspector has the opportunity to go over the inspection with you when it’s complete and explain his findings.
What do I get out of the home inspection?
Your home inspector will provide an inspection report summarizing what was inspected, condition, defects identified, and recommendations for remediation. There are minimum guidelines established by the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission, and depending on your home inspector, reports can vary.