Home Inspection Fee Blog

People Often Ask, “Why Don’t You Have A Set Fee?”

The answer is simple, in home inspection, one size does not fit all. After inspecting over 9,000 homes, we know we can inspect some homes or condos in around 2 hours but some can take over 5 hours. We also know it takes around 3 hours to complete a report on some homes or condos and over 4 hours on others. So how can there be a standard for inspection fees?

Money: Let’s put things in perspective: If you’re buying a $500,000 house and the inspection costs $695, that’s less than 0.014% of the cost of the house! Most real estate agencies charge around 5.00% to sell a home, that’s $25,000 for a $500,000 house! Think about it, the owner of the home is willing to spend $25,000 to sell their house, but a potential buyer is hesitant to spend $500 to find out what they are really buying. The cost of a home inspection is a bargain compared to the real estate agent’s commission. Aside from the time invested, the value of the inspection and report can be measured by its usefulness. Examples of such value can be found at:  Client Comments.

If the inspection finds a serious problem or a lot of minor ones, your $695 could end up saving you many thousands. Remember, real estate agents depend on the sale of the house to go through in order to receive their commission. So consider carefully any referrals or advice they give you concerning home inspection fees or home inspectors. The bottom line is that home inspectors know the value of their service and charge accordingly. (FYI, in Massachusetts, if a real estate agent, other than a true buyers agent, recommends or steers you to a particular home inspector, they are violating the real estate licensing law and should be reported.)

Please fill out the Inspection Quote / Appointment Request Form and submit it for a quote or appointment request.

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