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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be there for the inspection?

Attending the inspection is not necessary.  Some clients prefer to attend, especially for a summary when wrapping-up onsite.  The choice is completely yours.

Can a house pass/fail an inspection?

Strictly speaking….no.   The information provided is for the benefit of the client, and will be presented in a dispassionate manner.  The inspector is not a party to the real estate contract.

What will I see in the inspection report?

The inspection report is designed as a “snapshot” of the condition of the house on the day of inspection.  Comments may refer to general knowledge, repair items or possibly call for further evaluation by a licensed specialist.  All items that do not meet the standard for performance according to the TREC Standards of Practice will be marked “deficient” and described fully.  Color photos will be added to the report where practical, and a summary of all deficiencies will be provided at the end of the report.

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