How Much for a Home Inspection? Several Factors Influence the Cost

There’s a lot that goes into a home inspection, and the home and the service both influence how much it will cost. When you own a Pillar To Post franchise, you will encounter this question all the time, and knowing how to answer it is important. The truth is that this question does not have one easy answer, because no two home inspections are the same, just as no two homes are the same. When a customer calls you looking for a cost estimate, arm yourself with this information to give a thorough answer to their questions.

The Home

Simply put, the amount of time that an inspector spends examining the home has a direct impact on the cost. Larger homes take more time than smaller ones, so they tend to come with a higher price tag. In addition, older homes may take longer to inspect than newer ones because of things like additions, old building codes, and the quirks that older homes get as they age.

The Service

A typical home inspection will cover all the home’s bases, inspecting everything for possible problems. A Pillar To Post home inspection looks at each of the following areas:

  • Structure and Foundation
  • Electrical Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Roofs and Attics
  • Basements and Crawl Spaces
  • Gutters and Drainage
  • Walls, Floors and Ceilings
  • Porches and Decks
  • Property and Site

This includes a check of over 1600 items in your home and yard, including heating and cooling systems, windows and doors, built in appliances, and more. Each of our packages includes the home’s report (complete with photos), coupons for our partners (valued at over $1000 in savings), cost estimate guides, seasonal maintenance checklist, and our customer satisfaction guarantee.

We also offer a variety of add-on services to more thoroughly inspect our customers’ homes. Customers can add on an infrared scan to check for moisture, sample testing for a variety of allergens, inspections for rodents, and so much more. Adding on one or more of these services influences how much a home inspection costs.

Average Cost for a Home Inspection

You could have probably guessed what question our franchise owners get asked more than any other: “How much is a home inspection?” The cost of home inspections varies greatly by region, so always give your customer as accurate an estimate as possible. Being able to answer this question simply and professionally is important for your business. Next time you have a potential customer call you to ask how much for a home inspection, explain that each situation is different, and that they can choose a Pillar To Post package based on their needs and their budget.

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Sources:

  1. http://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/inspectors-and-appraisers/hire-a-home-inspector/#cost
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