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Are you certified and licensed?

Unfortunately, there is no certification or licensing for home inspectors in Minnesota. Any inspector that says they are certified or licensed is a bit misleading. North Dakota requires inspectors to register with the state - which requires proof of proper training and insurance.

Why don’t you provide your inspection reports on-site?

I actually look down upon inspectors that offer a report at the end of an inspection. It takes me a long time to type up a report. I don’t produce generic check-box reports. I actually go back to my office, sit down at the computer and take the time to prepare the report. It takes a few hours to prepare a report, and it allows me to do further research on items I wasn't sure of in the field. I can also research specific appliance/furnace models and years.  I provide a lot of detail with pictures and drawings, and after you read one of my inspection reports, you’ll understand why I don’t produce them on site.

Why should I choose an ASHI inspector?

ASHI, the American Society of Home Inspectors is the premier home inspection society in the country. ASHI is an organization of independent, professional home inspectors who are required to make a commitment to conduct inspections in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, which prohibits engaging in conflict-of-interest activities that might compromise their objectivity. The ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics serves as a performance guideline for home inspectors, and is universally recognized and accepted by many professional and governmental bodies. Mandatory continuing education helps the membership stay current with the latest in technology, materials and professional skills.

Why do I need a home inspection?

Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. No matter how handy you are, it takes years of experience and specialized training in this profession to really identify problems, and assess the building's components and as a whole. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance items. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.

If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs.

If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.

How available are you?

I'm very available and flexible. I will inspect a house just about anytime the sun is shining.

How much is a home inspection?

Typical home inspections are usually $300-$500. I charge $300, unless above 3,500 SF, or if the house is 30 miles or more away from the FM area.

Do you offer referals?

Yes! I offer a $25 gift card to a previous client that referred me, and a $25 discount to the new client.

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