House Pro Home Inspections

House Pro Home Inspections

5.0 (1)
2 employees
9 years in business

About this pro

Unfortunately too many inspectors take an "in and out" approach to something so important. They " Zip in and Zip out" so fast it leaves the buyers head spinning and confused . Its a little deceiving , to even call that "act" an inspection, yet this is the kind of service many buyers are receiving. House Pro Home Inspections does not play those games. Not only do i perform thorough, detailed inspections but also explain and teach the buyer how their house works. So by the time the inspection is over, usually 2-3hrs, they usually no more about this house than the one they lived in the past 10yrs ! Within 24hrs you receive a personalized detailed narrative report with pictures clearly explaining and reinforcing everything they saw at the time of the inspection. I am always available to the buyer way after they have moved in for any questions they may have. If a fast and cheap inspector is what you are looking for, sorry i cant help you. If you want real value, savings and a peace of mind then call me, you will be saving money in the long run. Saving clients from getting into a property they will regret they purchased . I am on your side, just remember that. I don't work for the agent or the mortgage company, only for you . You hired me to determine if this house is right for you! I want to make sure you move into the property without the fear of something going wrong. My inspections are extremely thorough and I recommend you join me during the inspection process to explain my findings and show you how your potential home

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Staten Island, NY 10302
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1 Review

5.0

  • Peter Skelinski

    Very professional inspector. Very knowledgeable and courteous . Took his time explaining everything in the home .



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

My process is simple. We will discuss the details of the home on the home such as , the property type . Is it a multi-family home , single family or a co-op. I might even ask for the sq ft of the property . We will discuss the price and if the agent and yourself will be present for the inspection . I do strongly recommend you attend the inspection and walk with me throughout the property . You should be present for the inspection especially considering that you are investing a large sum of money into purchasing this property . We will meet at the property and I will explain the inspection procedure to you and once the inspection is complete you will receive a very long detailed report which most of the time is more then 65 pgs .Once you received the report I am still available to you after you move in for any questions you 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a certificate from a Home Inspection training institute , you need to have schooling in order get licensed in NY as a Home Inspector. After the certificate is obtained then you will need to take the NY STATE HOME INSPECTORS EXAM . Once that exam is passed then you must take re certification classes every two years. NY/NJ Lic'ed Termite Inspector NY/NJ Lic'ed Lead paint Inspector NY/NJ Lic'ed General Contractor NY STATE Home Inspector Instructor


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Average price for a single family home is $450 depending on the square footage of the property . Multifamily homes average to about $500 give or take depending on how many floors there are in the home. $50 DISCOUNTS APPLY TO VET'S/CIVIL SERVANTS/SENIOR CITZENS


How did you get started in this business?

I first started my career as a framer then moved into just remodeling , which I am still doing and I am now conducting home inspections as well.


What types of customers have you worked with?

I have worked with new homeowners, clients who are looking to list there properties for sale , real estate agents and investors. Just remember i am working for you, no one else. You hired me to inspect the property for you whether its your agent or the mortgage company who is doing the searching on your behalf at the end of the day i am still working for you to determine if this property is rite for you or not. Many home inspectors that inspect homes for real estate transactions have built their businesses upon the referrals of real estate salesmen to stay in business. Since real estate salesmen make no money until a home actually sells, some inspectors feel compelled to assist them in selling the house they inspect in the hope for future referrals. To do this, they will ensure that their inspection reports do not alarm the prospective home buyer and possibly interfere with the sale of the home with the hope and expectation of gaining favor and receiving more referrals from the sales agent. I believe this is un-ethical and completely un-acceptable.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

There Are No Engineering Degrees In Home Inspection! Those Engineers that state there inspections are much more exhaustive then a home inspectors inspections are not true. You should be aware that the title of certified inspector or home inspection engineer it is not given out or granted by any state agency. You should also check to determine whether your state requires home inspectors to be licensed.There are home inspection training programs offered by private organizations which upon completion of a one or two week program allow the inspector to use the term certified. The certification means almost nothing if the individual has little or no actual home inspection experience. The question remains, Do you need an engineer or a home inspector? Some people would have you believe that only an engineer is qualified to perform home inspections. In some cases consumers have been led to believe that a home inspection involves engineering analysis and therefore requires the use of a licensed Professional Engineer. Visual home inspections do not involve engineering analysis, even when performed by PEs. In fact, engineering is an entirely different type of investigation, which entails detailed scientific measurements, tests, calculations, and / or analysis. Such a technically exhaustive analysis involves considerable time and expense, and is only appropriate when visual evidence exists to indicate a problem that warrants further specialized investigation. In most states a Professional Engineer can simply state that he/she is a PE, regardless whether the degree was obtained in mechanical, electrical, civil, sanitary, structural or any other discipline of engineering.


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

What Do You Want To learn About The Home Youre Planning To Purchase? If youre like most home buyers, you want to know the condition of the house and its components, questions like: Is the roof leaking? Is the heating system working properly? Does the plumbing function properly? Are there any electrical hazards? Are there items in the house that will need repair or replacing and when? Does the wood framing have any damage? Do the doors and windows function properly? Does the basement get wet? Etc. Answering these, and other similar questions is precisely the job of a professional home inspector during a complete visual examination of the property. A qualified Home Inspector, through specific training and experience, understands not only how a homes systems and components should work, but also how they interact with each other, and how they stand the test of time. A good home inspector will, however, recommend either the services of an engineer, disciplined in a particular field, or other specialist when the need for further investigation is warranted. Using a home inspector rather than an engineer for a basic home inspection would be like visiting your family doctor / physician rather than a specialist for a general checkup. You dont visit a brain surgeon or heart specialist for a yearly physical. If the general practitioner finds something unusual or something that warrants further analysis, he / she will refer you to the appropriate specialist. Same goes for a home inspection. If I feel there is specific issue in a certain area of the home i will recommend you see a specific specialist in that field.


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