First Time Home Buyers


There are several ways of choosing an inspector for your new property; the best is by looking at the ISHI Web Site for an inspector in your area or by calling the toll free referral service at 1-866-883-0196. A personal contact, either from prior inspections or from a friend, relative, or business acquaintance that has had a recent inspection is an excellent method. Another alternative is to ask your real estate agent/broker who he or she would recommend. Most inspection services promote their business with brochures through the real estate offices. Many claim that their reports meet or follow ISHI Standards of Practice. Do not be fooled; look for the ISHI emblem on these brochures. Only inspectors who meet ISHI's rigorous professional and educational requirements may qualify as members.

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