Home Buyers

  • Why do I need a home inspector?

    • Don’t need to buy a money pit – according to porch.com 86% of home inspection found something to be repaired
    • Better position during the negotiation
    • Forecast future maintenance
    • Opportunity to opt-out
  • Before you hire a home inspector

    • Conduct an interview
      • License and certification
      • Professional liability and Error & Omission Insurance
      • Full time or a part-time home inspector
      • Sample report
      • Member of a professional home inspector association
      • Training and skills
    • Find out the limitations and exclusions
    • Compare the cost – “You get what you pay for”
    • Read and understand the Pre-Inspection Agreement (Contract)
  • During the inspection

    • Have a pen and paper ready to take notes
    • Ask questions when appropriate – “You don’t want to distract the inspector too much”
    • Ask when you can receive the report
    • Set up a time and date to go over the report – “this is a part of what you pay for”
  • After the inspection

    • Go over the report with the same inspector and address any concerns
      • The inspectors will not
        • Specify how to fix
        • Recommend any specific entity to repair (may give a couple of choices)
        • Perform the repair (this is against FL law)
    • Discuss the future home maintenance items and start budgeting for them
    • Leave a good review on their website or social media platforms (FB, Tweeters and etc)

Fair Winds Building Inspection Services

Call: (757) 513-1298

Text: (757) 513-1298

Email: fairwindsbis@gmail.com

FL License: HI12491
FL Radon Measurement Tech: R2692
ASHI Member #: 266966
InterNACHI Member #:19062625

Fair Winds Building Inspection Services is a veteran-owned home inspection company serving the Greater Tampa Area including Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties providing:

  • General Home Inspection
  • 4-Point Inspection
  • Wind-Mitigation Verification Inspection
  • Pool/Spa Inspection
  • Builder Warranty Inspection
  • Radon Testing

    

Fair Winds Building Inspection Services

Call: (757) 513-1298

Text: (757)513-1298

Email: fairwindsbis@gmail.com

FL License: HI12491
FL Radon Measurement Tech: R2692
ASHI Member #: 266966
InterNACHI Member #:19062625

Fair Winds Building Inspection Services is a veteran-owned home inspection company serving the Greater Tampa Area including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Hernando, and Pasco counties providing:

  • General Home Inspection
  • 4-Point Inspection
  • Wind-Mitigation Verification Inspection
  • Pool/Spa Inspection
  • Builder Warranty Inspection
  • Radon Testing