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Existing homes | New Residential Structure (NRS) Inspections | RADON (Virginia Only) Testing.
Fair prices, and an honest, comprehensive analysis of the property, with exceptional customer service guaranteed. As a veteran, I have learned the value of getting it right, and attention to detail. I will always do my very best, every time.
I am one of the few Home inspectors in this area, that is also an FAA Licensed and Insured Drone Pilot. This allows me to provide an option to inspect difficult to access areas on larger homes that might require a closer look.
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Common misconceptions about a Home Inspection
An Appraisal Is the Same as an Inspection
If your buyer is ecstatic about the appraised value of their future home, they may be tempted to avoid the hassle and cost of a home inspection. It’s important to remind them that the value doesn’t indicate whether issues exist with the major home structure and systems. While an appraisal focuses on the market value of the home, the inspection focuses on structural, mechanical and maintenance issues which should never be skipped.
The Inspector Can Advise About Whether to Purchase the Home
Although the home inspector will give your client a comprehensive report about the property, he or she will not offer an opinion about whether to buy the home. As the real estate agent, you are the trusted resource to the buyer in making this decision based on the inspection.
Homeowners Don’t Need to Attend the Home Inspection
After all, they are getting a comprehensive report, right? Following along with the home inspector will provide the buyer a valuable education about the property which can be of significant benefit as they proceed with the home purchase. These details can also be a great learning experience for the agent, so feel free to tag along.
Home Inspectors Are Always Certified
Not all states require professional certification for home inspectors. Agents can refer their clients to trusted inspectors who adhere to industry best practices for continuing education and have the knowledge and experience necessary to provide a comprehensive inspection.
Brand-New Homes Don’t Need an Inspection
It’s just as important for new construction homes to receive an inspection before purchase as it is for older homes, if not more so. Lived-in properties show signs of wear and tear, making potential problems and needed repairs evident to a good inspector. New homes haven’t been tested by years of use, so they need to be thoroughly inspected. This is also true for homes that have been newly renovated before a sale.
In short, buyers should always have a home inspection and need the advice of their real estate agent during this critical process. Give your clients the scoop about these five home inspection misconceptions.
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I have worked with Tom in the past, and my clients and I are always impressed! He has extensive knowledge and writes excellent reports. Every item is supported by a picture and full explanation of the level of concern and why. He always does an excellent job, and I highly recommend his services.
Suzanne Fields / Associate Broker, VA & MD / LODGE & FIELDS
Tom from Nova Inspect provided an exceptional home inspection service. He is reasonably priced and his report was very thorough with details of his expert recommendations. He even took the time to respond to my additional questions during weekend. I highly recommend Tom for his professionalism and excellent service.
Sarah Song / Home Owner
The inspector was very courteous, professional and he was very detailed, The inspection report was expedited and was easy to go through. I will definitely work with him on my future inspections.
Tania A. / Realtor at Next Home, Herndon Virginia
Tom is fantastic! He is extremely friendly and easy to work with. He is always early and provides an extremely thorough home inspection. His attention to detail and willingness to walk through all issues step by step is really amazing. His pictures and notes from the home inspection were extremely helpful for us and the seller. We would absolutely work with him again and recommend him to anyone. Thanks Tom!
Home Buyer / Caitlin N. in Sterling, VA
Project: New Residential Structure | Pre Drywall inspection
I was very impressed with Tom’s due diligence and due care about his work. He wrote a very thorough and detailed report for us and also made sure that we understood all findings on his report. I highly recommend Tom for any residential inspection work.
Home Buyer / B J. in Aldie, VA
Project: Home Inspection
Tom drove 2 hours (on his birthday!) for our home inspection. My fiancé and I are first-time homebuyers and we really appreciated Toms attention to detail and his specific recommendations for preventative maintenance. He talked us through his findings in each room, the exterior, and crawlspace and constantly checked in to see if we had questions then sent a timely and thorough report and responded promptly to our follow-up questions. Overall a great experience-- Tom is very knowledgeable and was able to make the inspection a fun event. We highly recommend Tom!
Home Buyer / Kaitlin Mulder New Market , Va
Project: Inspect a Home
Tom was extremely attentive. Being first time home buyers he answered all of our questions and responded very quickly to every inquiry giving us peace of mind. During the home inspection Tom was very communicative and made sure to show us all areas of concern and what the next steps would be to correct them. In his report again it was very thorough and well guided. Displaying pictures and highlighted areas for points of emphasis. Even after the inspection Tom was more than willing to help explain or walk us through anything one more time. I would absolutely recommend Tom!
Review by Ryan H. in Gaithersburg, MD
Project: Inspect a Home
Comments: Tom was very detailed oriented and told us about issues I never even knew about. If I ever buy a home , I would want him to inspect it first. the amount of work he put in to the inspection and report was so great that I had to give him a tip. The cost definitely beat four other people I researched and he is amazing. He has a good heart, very friendly and he cares about what he's doing. We will use him in the future if we ever have to have a home inspected again!
Jumeye N. in Accokeek, MD