Fees ---- " In the long run, a smart expensive, thorough home inspection will cost a whole lot less than a quick, cheap one!! " If you are looking for a quick, cheap home inspection.... please do not email or call me for a quote. Try the yellow pages, pennysaver, or Craigs List. Thank you.
Some of the topics of questions I am often asked...
you are calling or emailing me to find the cheapest priced home
inspection available, please be considerate and contact someone else!
You get what you pay for. I believe I offer the most comprehensive (over double the info vs. any other company) home
inspection & report in the business... period. If saving a hundred
dollars on an inspection of probably
the most important & expensive purchase in your life means that
much, then please book your
inspection with someone else. JUST REMEMBER: CHEAP PRICE INSPECTIONS COME WITH A PRICE!
A cheap inspection report may end up just covering the basics. In the end, you may end up really paying more on
an hourly basis for a "cheap" inspection only to realize you got
snookered/sold by a low price! Once you move in after a cheap
inspection, you WILL uncover issues that that cheap inspection
missed....so you NEVER really save money in the end. Hire the Sherlock of Homes (A-1) ...NOT the Shylock of Homes!
Beware of misleading pricing schedules.... some companies quote the whole job with one fee and you never really know what the inspection portion costs. Tests are tests ... not inspections. A1 quotes each job separately. Also, the inspectable square footage includes living and non living space. So if you state the house is 1,900 sq feet over an unfinished basement, it really means the whole inspectable area is actually more like 2,750 sq feet.... unless of course you do not want the basement or crawlspace (with all the mechanicals and foundation etc.) included in the inspection. ( I didn't think so)
Do not have your realtor call around for pricing... it's not really their job. YOU are the one buying the property. YOU need to hire
the BEST inspector for YOUR needs. The realtor will
not usually steer you to the best inspector because they only get paid
if the deal moves forward and a commission check is drawn. They
also know the cheaper quick inspectors will do a lesser job because they
offer a smaller report that is thin on facts. Please don't compromise
your position by having the realtor shop or choose the inspector for
you. Call yourself and talk to the inspector. If they give a list, call two companies and then make a descision. It's interesting with the new NY Home Inspector Licensing Laws.... realtors are now " supposed" to give out at least three home inspection companies.... but can still steer you to their favorite lawyer, lender and contractor! Hmmmm. Folks....There is no law on the books that says 3 "names" have to be given out.
Each job I quote is on an individual basis depending on your needs, the
size, age and complexity of the property and any relevent testing. You
are encouraged to call me personally and discuss your specific needs
and receive a personal quote. If it is more convenient, you may also
send me an email by filling out our form located on our Contact Us page. $$$ Visit Special Discount Page for Web Savings $$$
THE QUICKEST WAY TO
OBTAIN A QUOTE IS TO CALL ME at
845-518-6494 (mobile/text) 8am to 8pm seven days a week. PLEASE NOTE: I try to
personally answer 98.9% of my calls. So don't fret if you get my
voicemail. I WILL call you back usually within the same business day.
Please don't be pressured to book with the first live breathing
inspection company that answers the phone... and make sure it's
tomorrow type of hype. You pick who you want. Make sure they are
qualified, and in the end, you will be glad you did. Don't just settle for an inspection booking agent.... speak to an inspector directly. Thank you.
Just remember, cheap is ok
if you're buying widgets. Price is usually a reflection of value. There
are gougers out there in every profession. True story: I did an inspection in Westchester County once and was told by the buyers' agent that other local inspection companies would have blown through the house I did (in 2 1/2 hours) in about an hour...at a fee of $400. While I charged accordingly, the realtor was so impressed with my level of work that she told the listing agent about how much better I was at inspecting and how she should add me to the list of inspectors she gives out! Based on the fees local inspectors charged, I should have charged $1,000. Update... those realtors have never referred.... They really do not want a good lengthy
inspection....just the basics. Sad. You know who loses? You the customer that's who.
I do not lowball (or
"Package")my fees and then strong arm customers into paying for every
enviromental test known to man to pad my income. I also do not show up
with a gang of people and run through a home in 1 to 2 hours just to
please the realtors! Bottom line... you hire me, you get me (no
franchise, intern, part-time , or cookie cutter inspectors here!)
Call A-1 Home Inspection and put the "Sherlock of Homes" to work for YOU! Otherwise, you may just end up with the Shylock of Homes. Call today.....You will be glad you did!!
Still not convinced? Click on my Testimonials page next and then call me.