Real Estate Inspection & Other Inspection Services
By far the most common inspection performed, the purpose of the buyer’s inspection is to inform a buyer about the condition a property so they can negotiate repairs with a seller. Follows the TREC Standards of Practice.
A seller’s inspection identifies deficiencies that the buyer’s inspection would identify, so that the seller can repair and address any problems the home has to ensure a smoother transaction while saving money. Follows the TREC Standards of Practice.
While more commonly performed on investment properties, multi-family dwellings up to 4-units are still subject to the TREC Standards of Practice and still need to be inspected in order to evaluate the condition of the property. Multi-family homes have special needs and conditions that need to be evaluated separately from single-family homes, but they still contain many of the same components and we are more than happy to inspect them. Make sure your cash-cow isn’t really a money pit!
Effectively the same thing as a regular Home-Buyer’s inspection, or standards of what constitutes a deficiency tighten up significantly on brand new homes. Builders hate us, but we want your home to be perfect, so we include any cosmetic defects observed during the inspection in the report. Follows the TREC Standards of Practice AND identifies cosmetic defects.
If you bought a brand new home within the last year, your house is likely still under warranty. A home warranty inspection is mostly a regular home inspection, and we’re trying to identify any builder’s defects that need to be addressed before they become a problem. We recommend this service be performed at least 1 month before your 12 month warranty expires, hence the “11th-Month” warranty. Includes cosmetic defect report.
If you’ve had a tenant in place for 12 months or more, you need a rental property inspection to determine the condition of the structure. Water leaks occur, structural movement happens, things just fail. A home maintenance inspection is a regular home inspection that will allow you to identify and repair any problems your home currently has before they become bigger problems. If you’re comfortable where you’re at currently but think you might be selling in the next few years, you need to get a maintenance inspection to keep your home in top condition.
Other Inspection Services We Provide
- Wood-Destroying Insect or Termite Inspection (Performed by us!)
- Pool Inspection and Spa Inspection
- Infrared or Thermal Imaging
- Irrigation System & Sprinkler Inspections
- Private Water-Well Inspection
- Septic Inspection (Visual)
- Foundation-Elevation Measurement
- Air-Conditioning or HVAC Inspection
Frequently Asked Questions:
When Should I Schedule the Home Inspection?
As soon as possible! Ideally, you will have your home inspector line-out so that as soon as you come under contract on your home, your inspector can be there the next day. Option periods are typically 7 days, but its not uncommon for 5 or even 3 day option periods depending on circumstances. You will need every extra day in order to come up with a punch-list and get estimates on repairs.
How Long Does The Typical House Inspection Last?
Typically about 3 hours for a home that is 2000 square feet and less than 30 years old. Factors such as size, age, overall condition, and additional services performed can dramatically increase this time.
Do I Need to be Present For The House Inspection?
Not at all. As long as your inspector has access to the areas that need to be inspected, either by Supra-Ekey, combination lockbox, or occupant granting access, you don’t need to be there. We do recommend you attend the end of the inspection to review the inspector’s findings when possible.
How Do I Pay?
In person, you may pay with cash, check, or credit/debit card. If you can’t be present for the inspection, let us know and we’ll send you an invoice that you can pay via credit or debit card online. No checks of any sort are accepted.
Do I Need to Sign Anything?
As soon as you book your inspection, we’ll email you a copy of our pre-inspection agreement. This agreement can be digitally signed and sent back to us.
When Do I Get The Inspection Report?
You’ll receive the inspection report before 9 a.m. the following morning in most instances. You are always free to contact your inspector if you would like a brief rundown of our findings before recieving the report.
Contact Your Home Inspectors
Info @ EnsureInspections.com
Home Inspector Kyle D. Scott
TREC # 23813 - TDA # 819063
Ensure Home Inspections provides thorough inspections, detailed reports, and personalized consultations at affordable prices in San Antonio, TX & surrounding areas to Homebuyers, Homesellers, and their realtors. WDI/Termite Inspections, Thermal Imaging, Pool / Spa Inspections, Foundation Elevation Survey and more!
Hours of Operation
|Mon - Sat||8:00AM - 8:00PM|
|Sun||10:00AM - 4:00PM|
Looking for a Home Inspection or Termite Inspection? Areas We Serve:
San Antonio, New Braunfels, Boerne, Seguin, Schertz, Cibolo, Selma, Live Oak, Universal City, Helotes, Spring Branch, Converse, Kirby, Leon Valley, Alamo Heights, Castle Hills, Windcrest, Bulverde, China Grove, La Vernia, Shavano Park, Balcones Heights, Terrell Hills, Hollywood Park, Hill Country Village, Canyon Lake, San Marcos, Martinez, Timberwood Park, Northcliffe, Poteet, Pleasanton, Elmendorf, Castroville, Van Ormy, Macdona, Adkins, St. Hedwig, Grey Forest, Fair Oaks Ranch, New Berlin, Lacoste, Losoya, McQueeny, Leming, Calaveras, Floresville, Lytle. Bexar County, Comal County, Guadalupe County, Medina County, Attacosa County, Bandera County, Wilson County, Kendall County