Michigan Home Inspection Fees
The difference between Professional Providers on any house is $10 to $30. Professional inspection companies all have the same costs of providing a professional service. All home inspectors are not created equally! Especially in Michigan since Home Inspectors are not licensed nor regulated. Like all professional companies we secretly shop our professional competition regularly. Having been in business since 1975 we know the PROS and the not so… we find the typical inspection fee difference between professional providers to be $10 to $30 on same sized homes because “professional providers all have the same costs of doing business”. If the difference is more than $10 to $30 you are simply buying a different service and it’s not likely professional.
Always be careful for Cheap Charlie
It’s been said for generations because it’s true … “You get what you pay for!”
What we’ve found about low priced inspectors:
|Are not really a company: they often work off of their cell phones, not professionally trained, tested, nor insured calling themselves a company when in reality they’ve created a job for themselves.|
|We’ve seen many sole inspectors come and go and leave clients without recourse|
|Cut the inspection time. They do quicker, less thorough inspections.|
|Not willing to send you copies of their insurances because they do not carry the necessary insurances to protect you nor themselves.|
|Are not professionally trained and have not served an apprenticeship (Inspectors like this are more likely to miss major problems in your home).|
|Do not belong to a recognized national inspector association. Associations require continuing education so inspectors are educated to protect you & your investment.|
|Do not offer any Guarantees.|
|Have not taken or can’t pass the National Home Inspector Exam.|
|Are new and don’t know the cost of business. They will not be in business for long.|
|No post inspection support to buyers.|
|Many here today and maybe/likely gone tomorrow.|
Ask yourself, is the cost the most important factor in protecting your family and investment, or is QUALITY your deciding factor? You bought the best valued home and likely it was not the cheapest? You can’t ever get the best for the cheapest it’s simply not possible.
With over 1,000 inspectors in Michigan (and no state licensing or oversight) only 173 have attempted the National Home Inspector Exam. Only 106 passed. 9 out of 10 Michigan home inspectors have not passed the exam!
We have enough confidence in our fee to include it in our 200% guarantee (see our 200% Guarantee)
“This is my 4th home inspection since 1991 and by far the best inspection I ever received.”
(Connie J.-C. Livonia, MI Inspection #2604009)
Hiring the cheapest inspector you might think your saving $50 $100 today but it can cost you thousands next month, or next year. Be very careful in selecting your home inspector… Especially in Michigan … Be Very Very Careful. Just as you were/are in buying your home.
Call PROS Today! 734-483-3400 or 800-638-7470