Unfortunately, I am seeing more and more inspection companies that provide inspection reports that don't give any real value to the client or the agent.
What do I mean? Have you seen an inspection report with useless junk like this included?
"TREC Limitations: The Inspector is not required to determine the remaining life expectancy of the roof covering or the number of layers of roof covering material or to identify latent hail damage or to exhaustively examine all fasteners adhesion or to provide an exhaustive list of location of deficiencies and water penetrations, ."
"Buyers Advisory Notice: Attic ventilation is important. In cold weather, the hot moist air will condense on the roof members. In hot weather, the radiant heat will make the house uncomfortable. (The minimum specifications are 1 sq. Ft. Net free ventilating area for every 150 sq ft of attic floor space)."
I could go on and on and on.....
Does this info help you or your client identify defects that may be a concern? How do you tell what's a defect and what is the inspector doing some CYA (cover your a**)?
As a professional inspector with thousands of inspections completed, inspection reports with nonsense like the info above included are an embarrassment to the profession. To me, they are an example of an inspection company or inspector that is not confident in the job they are doing, or an inspection company or inspector that doesn't understand what the client or agent needs from the inspection report.
How do you avoid hiring someone that provides poor quality reports? You need to know the inspector you are referring. You need to know that they have the experience and know how to provide you with a complete report that is USEFUL!
Contact us today! We provide REAL information to REAL clients and REAL agents!