Some home inspectors claim to be the most thorough around but many inspectors design their report for speed so that they can get in 2, sometimes 3 inspections in a day. This is absurd when you consider the complexities of the homes inspected and then properly conveying the findings to the client. Please take a look at the 3 sample reports linked below.
One has illegible handwriting, one is a checklist that states everything is average, neither has any photos. The inspection fees for these reports were under $400. Those 2 reports are not worth the paper they are printed on. Many of the inspectors who use these types of reports are the same ones referred by real estate agents trying to sell the house.
If you are going to spend any amount of money on an inspection, don’t you want a report that is really informative and useful? Below is a sample report that is informative and useful.