How to choose a home inspector.
Choosing the right home inspector to perform your next property inspection can be one of the most stressful parts of buying a home. Often times you don’t have somebody on speed dial that can do the job for you. This is why we have compiled a list of tips to help you be 100% sure that the company or person that you hire to perform your home inspection is qualified to do so.
Tip #1: They certified inspector and belong to a professional association like InterNACHI.
InterNACHI stands for the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. They are the gold standard of certification for home inspectors across the world. They help keep their inspectors on up to date challenges and deficiencies found in our modern world.
At RGC Home Inspections our Certified Master Inspector Nick Klassen has been certified for over 8 years and continues his education and personal development as a home inspector by going to InterNACHI conferences each and every year.
Tip #2: They are insured licensed and bonded.
At RGC we are licensed with the province of Alberta and carry full insurance coverage.
Tip #3: They have a Construction Background
Having a construction background is extremely important because, during a home inspection, it is not possible to tear down a wall to look at how it was built. You must know exactly how a wall is built to know what to look for once it is built.
Nick, our master inspector is also a Certified Master European carpenter. He was certified in Germany and then when he came over to Canada he worked with Clark Builders, honing his English and then going on to be the project manager of massive buildings such as Manulife Place. This type of background is rare to find in any construction professional, and when you hire RGC Home Inspections, it is extremely likely that you will get Nick as your inspector. This means that you can ask him questions and lean on his knowledge as an industry expert.
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Tip #4: Ensure they have experience.
Having a certified inspector is great, but having an inspector who has multiple certifications and years of experience will give you a sense of peace about what they have told you about a property.
You want to be able to trust what your home inspector is telling you as you are walking through your future home.
At RGC we have been in business for over 8 years. In that time Nick has performed over 2000 home inspections all by himself, which has allowed him to take the exam to become a Certified Master Inspector.
On top of that 8 years of inspection experience, he also holds 30 years of construction experience under his belt.
Tip #5: They Operate their business with Integrity
At RGC we are proud to say that we currently hold an A+ with the Better Business Bureau, and in our 8 years of performing real estate inspections we have never had any complaints lodged against us.
All in all, there are many important aspects to look for in an edmonton home inspection company, but as we see it there are 4 extremely important ones:
- They are Certified
- They are Licensed, Insured, and Bonded
- They have a Construction Background
- They have loads of experience
- They provide a great service with no complaints from previous customers.
If you are looking to get a home inspected in Edmonton, then give RGC Home Inspections a call right now at: 780-570-5824.