For most people, the purchase of a home is the largest single investment that they will make. Because of recent economic conditions, the buyer is faced with more “risks” than ever before. Due Diligence on the buyers part requires a detailed inspection of the property by the best inspector available so an informed investment decision can be made.
There should be only three areas of major concern when you are choosing an inspector – experience, qualifications and reporting. This makes the choosing of an inspector simple because of the following;
The three most important words in the inspection business are experience, experience and experience. Glenn has been in the construction industry for over 50 years and has been in the inspection business for over 10 years.
Glenn Welch is a Certified ASHI Inspector. The American Society of Home Inspectors, www.ASHI.org, is the oldest and most respected organization in the industry.
Glenn is Code Certified by the State of Georgia by holding licenses issued by the Georgia Secretary of State in Engineering, Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC.
Glenn arguably uses the most advanced hand-held pocket PC inspection reporting system in the business, which was developed by Palm-Tech. See www.palm-tech.com.
Since you are reading this, it appears your “inspector search” has served you well. You have found the only Real Estate Inspector in Georgia that is licensed by the Secretary of State in all the required areas – structural, electrical, plumbing and HVAC. The reason I am the only fully licensed inspector is because it takes a minimum of 24 years to obtain the four state licenses. Other real estate inspectors claim legitimacy by obtaining “certification” from some third party organization not recognized by the State of Georgia.
We recommend you contact us to receive/review an actual inspection report of a recent inspection of a home similar to your purchase. You can compare the thoroughness, details, systems inspected, photos, summaries, recommendations and the required inspection time/cost to other prospective inspectors.
It is best to consult your inspector right after you have made an offer on your prospective home purchase. Make sure that an inspection clause has been included in your contract, which makes the purchase contingent upon the findings from the inspection process. You should include a due diligence period of 10 – 20 days for the inspection/testing period to ensure the availability of the inspection professionals needed for the real estate purchase.