"Buyer Beware" may sound cliché, but...

I performed a home inspection yesterday for a previous owner who lost $80K when they sold their home. Why you ask? I'll give you the short version. Their seller didn't disclose that the home was originally a mobile home that was made to look like a conventionally built residential home. Two previous inspectors that are well reviewed on google, here is San Diego, performed their respective inspections and missed the signs that something wasn't right. In addition, there were numerous hazard and safety issues that neither put into their reports.

Homeowners, Sellers and Agents do your homework before you hire an inspector. Ask for a sample inspection report, ask about their experience, ask for their ID and certification number, and their test scores. Be wary of online reviews. Most importantly, ask if your inspector has a construction background; have they built homes before? Why, you ask? Inspectors that have built homes know standard construction practices and recognize red flags, plain and simple!

Both of these inspection companies have lots of online reviews, and yet both companies were negligent on their reports. Now the previous owner is tied up in litigation trying to recoup losses from failing disclosures. Not a place anyone wants to be.

No amount of online reviews can compensate for experience.

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