Five years ago, before licensing came into effect in July 2012, there were probably 1,000 active home inspectors in the real estate inspection industry in the state of Florida. Today that number is over 7,500 home inspectors.
I hear you say “how can this be?”. We have almost 7 times the number of inspectors and we are now in the slowest market in real estate history. The reason is licensing and grandfathering of inspectors!
It is getting more confusing every day for consumers to choose an inspector with CONFIDENCE. How can you tell the difference between a newly licensed inspector/inspection company and one that has been around for years? Price is NOT one of them! Where does this leave you? Vulnerable to selecting an inexperienced, under-qualified inspection company or one that may not be there if an issue arises after closing!
Did you know that even the most experienced veteran inspector can only weigh up on approximately 75-85% of the risk at best on your home purchase? How much therefore will a newly licensed inspection company or inspector?
You must be cautious and choose an inspection company that has proven the test of time and financially stable in today’s market. You must ask the right questions. Do your homework!
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