Ever wonder how inspectors decide what to charge for an inspection? There are a lot of variables we look at:
First, we look at the going price of inspections in our area. Typically most inspectors who have been around awhile have similar pricing. Some will charge more; some will charge less. When inspectors are new or when business is slow, you may find prices to be slightly lower or guys running specials. We did that when we were new but find that our business is steady enough that specials don’t happen as often.
Secondly, we look at the age of the home. Older homes typically take longer. There are more outdated systems, and typically a lot more wear and tear on a home.
Third, we price based upon finished square footage. Oftentimes sites like Zillow or Realtor.com list the square footage of the main living area and exclude the basement. Because we will be inspecting every finished area we always price on the finish.
Fourth, depending on how far an inspector travels there could be additional costs for traveling.
Townhomes, condos, duplexes and multi-family homes are priced differently. We take all of the above items into consideration and more . Additional cost is added for auxiliary items like radon and mold testing.
Flat fee inspections are found with some companies; but with a flat fee comes a flat, typically very minimal inspection. Our goal is to always inspect your home thoroughly, as if it were our own. And we can always give you a price with no obligation to book when you call.