Avoid These Common Mistakes When Choosing a Home Inspector

It can be difficult to decide where to turn when choosing a home inspector for your pending real estate transaction. You want to ensure your new home is free of any deal-breaking flaws or safety issues. GreenLInk Home Inspections is locally owned and operated on Long Island, and we are experienced in navigating the area’s unique environment. In this blog, we’ll address some common mistakes you should avoid when hiring a home inspector.

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Choosing the Least Expensive & Least Experienced Option

It can be tempting to go with the lowest price when researching home inspectors, but that typically means they also have the least experience. You don’t want to trust the evaluation of your home to someone who isn’t adequately equipped for the job. At GreenLInk Home Inspections, we have inspected homes for almost 20 years, assessing thousands of houses in that timeframe. We even teach inspection classes at a local college, as well as at national home inspection conferences.

Using an Inspector Who Doesn’t Know the Area Well

You don’t want to bring someone who is unfamiliar with the Long Island landscape. We are experts in flood zones and even helped families impacted by Super Storm Sandy in 2012. As an ASHI Certified Inspector and Professional Engineer, we can help you elevate your house to minimize exposure in the flood zone. GreenLInk Home Inspections counsels many homeowners, contractors, and real estate agents in all flood zone matters. 

Settling For an Inspector Without the Right Credentials

Ensure you hire a home inspector with the appropriate licensure and certification. They should be affiliated with reputable professional organizations and have the necessary qualifications and experience. You should also look through their online reviews to see what their customers say about them. As the president of Long Island ASHI, we are actively involved in the home inspection community locally and nationally. 

Schedule Your Home Inspection Today

GreenLInk Home Inspections will help you achieve the confidence you want in your home inspector. Besides home buyer inspections, we offer seller pre-listing inspections, new construction inspections, and much more. Contact us today at (516) 774-4565 to schedule your inspection or request a quote. We serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Seaford, Massapequa, and Merrick with our inspection services and expertise.