Stephens Home Inspection Services
We have over 20yrs of experience and are an active member of Texas Association of Realtors (TAR). We are also an approved training facility with Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). We use the latest inspection tools including robotics and arial photography for conditions that are unsafe or inaccessible for an inspector to physically enter or access. We include high definition photos in our inspection reports and all reports are delivered on the same day as the inspection and we invite you to attend the inspection if your schedule permits. Our inspection reports also include a summary for quick referencing. Also visit our website at www.stephensinspections.com and find us on Facebook
We really enjoy meeting new people every day and working in a different area with every job. We enjoy educating our clients on home maintenance especially First Time Home Buyers.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
As we mentioned on our profile page, we invite our clients to attend the inspection. We think firsthand information is the best way to inform our clients. If we find an issue with a particular component, we can show them exactly what’s going on and possibly how to keep the same thing from happening again. It also give clients an opportunity to ask us any questions they might have about home maintenance issues.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Not only are we a Home Inspection Service Company, we are also licensed Catastrophic (CAT) Independent Insurance Adjusters. Being active in both of these real estate trades, exposes us to many more home issues on a daily bases. This is relevant because we have to participate in Continuing Education (CE) certification classes in both fields. All together we obtain a minimum of 58hrs of CE classes every two years between the two services. This involves us in over twice as many hour of training than almost all other inspectors.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
Yes, Structural / Mechanical Inspections (Typical Home Inspection) fees are as follows.
$335 for homes up to 2700sf with slab foundations. Larger home are priced per SF
$350 for homes up to 2700sf with Pier & Beam foundations. Larger home priced by SF
Termite / Wood Destroying Inspections (WDI) performed by C&S Pest Control
$85 + tax + $92.01 up to 3500sf with slab foundations. Larger homes and Pier & Beam Foundations are priced per SF
What types of customers have you worked with?
We have worked with folks from all walks of life
Doctors Teachers Coaches Lawyers Mechanics
Military and Law Enforcement Soccer Moms Professional Athletes
You name it, we’ve probably worked for them.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Since my wife is a school teacher, I must say that we are big High School Sports Fans. We have attended many Texas State Championships games in all sports including Marching Band, Drill & Cheerleading competitions.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
When hiring a professional, it’s important to do your homework. When buying a new home, your realtor is your best source of information. Although, they will not outright tell you who to use, they can give you a list of possibilities in all trades. DO NOT make your final decision on price. I can assure you that you get what you pay for in the real estate industry. Experience and track records speak for themselves. Best of all, personal references are at the top of the list and years of service would be close behind. You don’t last long in the real estate business of you are putting out poor work. And finally, don’t get caught up with affiliations that you might see on someone’s website. Most of those organizations can be joined by simply paying a membership fee.
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
When talking to a professional for a potential job, ask them for references and FOLLOW UP with them. Make sure they live in the area when possible. Don’t rely on testimonials on someone’s website. Do you actually think there are going to be any bad reviews found there? If you are knowledgeable about the job at hand, you might ask them how they would go about the work and compare it to how you would do it. Finally, get a time line of completion and then a price.