Real estate agents often see home inspectors as “the deal breakers”; that is not my job and I would be doing a disservice to you, my client, if my actions during a home inspection caused you to walk away from a house that you desire for no sensible reason.
Under-qualified inspectors may overstate /over emphases the issues in the house due to their lack of experience in residential construction and renovations. A two week training package from a franchise organization or taking un-proctored examinations on the internet does not create a qualified home inspector. With my extensive background in home construction and renovations, and specialize training in inspection, I understand the issues, can put them in the proper prospective and ensure that you receive a balanced explanation of the issue and its ramification.
The alarmist inspector (glass half full personality) sees all issues as major problems. They cannot, will not differentiate between a minor maintenance issue and a major structural problem. They can quickly overwhelm you and can easily cause you to walk away from a perfectly good deal, where the house may only need routine maintenance or minor work. An important part of my job is to provide a balanced explanation of the issue so that you understand and can put the issues in the proper prospective.
Permit me to serve you and provide a positive experience for you; so that you can make an informed decision, base on facts, with regards to the house you wish to buy, and a decision that you will be glad you made for years to come.
Paul Christensen, NCI, CHI
“We Protect Your Assets”
Durham, Port Hope, Cobourg,
Lindsay and Peterborough