Bud Coburn - Owner
FAQ - Oklahoma Licensed Home Inspector for Tulsa, Owasso, Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Bixby, Coweta and more:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why Do I Need A Home Inspection?
The purchase of a home is the largest single investment you will ever make. You should learn as much as you can about the condition of the property and the need for any major repairs before you buy, so you can minimize unpleasant surprises and difficulties afterwards. After the inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of the property. If you are already a homeowner, a home inspection may be used to identify problems in the making and take preventative measures that might avoid costly repairs in the future. If you are planning to sell your home on the market, you may wish to have an inspection performed prior to placing your home on the market. This will give you a better understanding of the conditions that may be discovered by the buyer's inspector and an opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in a better selling position. Having an inspection will help you comply with current disclosure laws concerning the sale of your property.
Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and years of expertise of a professional home inspector. An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction and remains completely objective and unemotional about the home.
NO! A professional home inspection is an examination of the condition of the home on the day it is inspected; it is not an appraisal, which determines market value or a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance, but rather describes its visible physical condition and indicates what may need major repairs in the near future.
You are encouraged to attend all inspections and ask questions so you get a full understanding of the issues. Face-to-face communication during the inspection is always the preferred method. Action Plus Home Inspections believes that you lose 50% of the value of your inspection if you are not present for the walk through and the review. We understand that circumstances arise where the client might not be able to attend, but the client understands the challenges and accepts the potential for a lack of understanding on their part due to the long distance communication.
Who Hires The Inspector?
The Client usually retains the inspector. The Inspector works for you. The report cannot be given to anyone else without your written consent.
The purchase of a property will likely be the most expensive investment people will make in their lives, it doesn't make sense to shop for the least expensive inspector you can find. What is the saying, "Penny-wise and Pound Foolish". That is most certainly true, in todays world; you get what you pay for. Don't be fooled by an individual whose training consists of viewing videotape for 2 hours and then claim to be a "House Inspector" Check for "Certifications" before hiring an inspector. No Home Inspection can guarantee there won't be problems, even new homes are not perfect on the day their new owners move in. A Certified Home Inspector can point out existing or potential problems that would require attention either by the seller or buyer.
You, the Buyer, are saving yourself from problems you never contemplated when buying the "Dream House" you wanted.
You, the Seller, are complying with current disclosure laws concerning the sale of your property.
There are many variables in determining the price of a home inspection. Square footage of the home, additional mechanical systems, outbuildings, even the age of the property are taken into account when preparing a quote. Call me today and I will be glad to provide a quote and any promotional discounts that are active at the time.
When Will I Receive My Inspection Report?
The goal of Action Plus Home Inspections is to deliver a report within hours after inspection. This will allow you and your agent to hit the ground running if any negotiations are required between you and any other parties. The report is a digital PDF report with photos that is delivered via email.
Sample Home Inspection Report #1
Sample Home Inspection Report #2
What Training Has My Inspector Completed?
Your Inspector has completed extensive training and is certified through InterNachi (Verify InterNACHI Certififaction Here) and American Home Inspectors Training Institute. Your Inspector has also successfully passed the National Home Inspectors Exam (NHIE).
Does The Inspector Have A State Home Inspection License?
Oklahoma has regulations that REQUIRE ALL Inspectors to be licensed. Action Plus Home Inspectors are licensed in Oklahoma (Lic #: 1108).
Also previous held license in Kentucky and West Virginia.
Is The Inspector Available For Follow-up Questions Or Additional Inspections?
Yes. We welcome any questions to ensure you have a complete understanding of what was found during this inspection.
Reduced pricing is available for additional follow-up inspections (i.e. to verify a specific repair has been completed professionally, etc).
We look forward to your call, so we can help you "Protect Your Peace of Mind". Call today to schedule an inspection.
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Action Plus Home Inspections | 918-553-1905