Buyer's Inspection

The Home Detective will perform a thorough top-to-bottom visual inspection of your new home so you can make an educated buying decision.  We'll check the operation of mechanical systems and the integrity of visual structural elements.  You will know the strengths and issues of the property as well as what areas to monitor for future maintenance.  We will review the operational procedures and maintenance requirements of all major systems.  We will identify energy saving methods that will save you money every month.  Our findings are reported in a clear and objective report which contains many color photos. There's a summary of more significant items. You will receive the inspection report via email on the same day as the inspection.  We are always available for questions over the months and years following the inspection.

Seller's Inspection/Pre-Listing Inspection
Home sellers, and Realtors, are discovering the many advantages of a pre-listing inspection. 

Reduces risk  potential of a buyer or realtor getting hurt while viewing your home by addressing hazardous issues prior putting your home on the market. 

Reduce the buyer's ability to negotiate for repairs or a reduced sales price  by  performing needed maintenance and repairs in advance.

Reduce buyer "walk-aways"  due to unexpected condition and maintenance issues.

Make a great impression  because you only have 1 opportunity to make a  1st impression and a fast sale price.

A pre-listing inspect gives you the greatest control  over the sale of your home from beginning to end

Owner's Inspection
When was the last time your home had a top to bottom evaluation?  When was the last time you went into the attic or crawl space? Our home "check up" will identify areas that need attention now and produce awareness of which items to monitor for future repairs.   It's always advantageous  to maintain your home as needed, rather  than face larger repair bills later. 

New Home 1 Year Warranty Inspection
Take advantage of our new home warranty inspection to identify major defects that the builder is responsible for correcting prior to the expiration of your 1 year builder's warrant.   Our inspection covers all major systems, testing of the mechanical systems and evaluating all safety items in the home.   

Investor's Inspection
Reduce your liability and control your cash-flow by keeping your investment property safe and well maintained.  You'll learn what areas need attention now and what to budget for in the future.  This helps eliminate expensive surprises and expenses.   

Deck Inspection
There have been an increasing number of deck accidents in the news lately.  According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, 224,000 people were injured nationally due to a deck or porch failure between 2003 to 2007. Up to 60% of the 45 million deck structures in America have safety issues, according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. A thorough deck inspection is recommended annually for all elevated decks. We are NADRA (North American Deck and Railing Association) certified deck specialists. We evaluate over 100 items to include the visible attachment points, structural components, hardware, steps, guards, handrails and other key components of safety.   

The Home Detective has been the premier inspection service in the Maryland/DC/VA area since 1996.  Our reputation is built on decades of excellent service to our clients. We put the extra time and energy into inspecting your home so you can make an educated decision with confidence.

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The Home Detective - established 1996

Call Robert at 301.793.4663