If you're looking for an experienced, insured, ASHI Certified home inspector using the latest technology to inspect your dream house, give us a call. ASHI Certified Inspectors are the only inspectors fully certified by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA), a third-party independent certifying agency. ASHI certified inspectors are required to pass the National Home Inspectors Exam. This is the same test most states require inspectors to pass in order to be licensed.
There is no state regulation of Home Inspectors in Minnesota. Therefore many people are performing home inspections with little or no experience or training. These are the inspectors with "online" certifications. They don't want you to attend the inspection as they don't want you to see how unqualified they really are. They'll give you a "Free 90 day Warranty" or enroll in their "Home Buyback Program" and sell your personal information to other companies. These are typically the lowest priced inspections and are often referred by real estate agents. They have no insurance, and you'll get a check list report with few or no pictures in a day or two. You'll have to pay cash or write the check directly to the inspector since their "business" is on the side.
If the cost of your home inspection is your main concern, it shouldn't be. Not all inspectors, inspections or inspection reports are the same. The easiest way to determine if the home inspector is right for you is by viewing their Previously Owned Home Sample Report or New Home Sample Report. It does you no good to spend $25 less if you cannot read the inspection report or you don't know what the home inspector is referring to in the inspection report.
So make sure your Home Inspector is a professional Home Inspector. One who does it for a living, is nationally certified by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), and stand behind their work. We do.