The fees for professional home inspectors will vary from company to company and inspector to inspector. It is important to remember, however, that it is the inspector’s experience and ability to identify defects that will ultimately protect you from potential hidden liability. The services of a veteran inspector of many years experience will undoubtedly cost a little more than less experienced inspectors, but the value of their increased knowledge will greatly exceed the modest additional cost. In today’s market, the cost to repair or remedy a missed defect far exceeds the tiny premium paid for the very best in inspection services.
Newer, single operator inspectors have little or no overhead, but can place the prospective Buyer at a much higher risk. The “Jack of all Trades” contractor inspector is no different and typically provides a repair list rather than an unbiased professional report. No two inspectors are ever alike. Do your homework and choose your inspector with confidence.