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  • Factors to consider when choosing your Home Inspector

    Author: Michael Zegarra Date: February 1, 2016

    Real estate purchases these days bring together many service professionals before the keys are handed to the new home owners.

    Choosing a reputable Home Inspector is an important component in finding your dream home.

    Home buyers enlist the services of a Home Inspector as another layer of due diligence. 

    A Home Inspector’s role is to provide their professional opinion of the condition of all the major home components and home systems focusing on items that are:

    ·significantly deficient


    ·near end of service life

    As of April 1, 2009, all Home Inspectors in British Columbia are required to be licensed by the Consumer Protection BC. There are industry Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics that are adhered to.

            Questions you can ask the Home Inspector:

    ·        How long have they been practicing full time?

    ·        Are theymulti-inspector firm or independent?

    ·        What past related experience do they possess?

    ·        What type of post service support is provided?

    ·        What reporting style is the inspection report?

    ·         What type of tools do they use to perform the home inspection?

    ·         Do they include photographs and illustrations for reference?

    ·         How long is the home inspection process?

    ·         Can you shadow the Home Inspector during the inspection?

    ·         How much time is included for the on-site walk through?

    ·         What is the price for their services?

    ·         Which Home Inspection Association are they a member of?

    ·         Are they members of other recognized associations?

    Bottom line: We recommend contacting at least three Home Inspection companies and ask all the relevant questions directly with the Home Inspector. Many consumers rely on pricing as the main deciding factor.  It’s important to feel comfortable with your first communication with your Home Inspector, to have your Home Inspector provide expert advice, excellent communication, and thorough reporting of the facts. A home purchase is a large investment, it is worth investing in a dependable Home Inspection professional.

    To learn more about Home Inspections of your House, Townhouse or Condominium, please contact Michael Zegarra @ 778.898.6831 or You may also visit Zegarra Home Inspections for more information on preparing for home ownership.

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Author : Michael Zegarra

Zegarra Home Inspections is considered Metro Vancouver’s preferred choice for Home and Property Inspections. Our goal is to present you with the knowledge you need to make a confident and stress-free decision when purchasing — or selling — your property. We work directly for you, which means you can always count on our inspections to be unbiased and confidential.

Our passionate team of accredited BBB professionals are focused on performing above and beyond the highest level of industry standards found across Canada. We are proud members of the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors CAHPI BC, which is the most respected home inspection association nationwide. We are also licensed home inspectors under Consumer Protection of BC and long-standing members of the BBB Accredited Business – Better Business Bureau.

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