It is critical to choose the right inspector for one of the most important emotional decisions and financial investments that you will ever make. If you need a property inspection in St. Louis or the surrounding region then you simply cannot choose a more experienced inspection service than Bill Best Home Inspections.
The company’s owner/operator Bill Best is eminently qualified and garnered unique insight acquired through 15+ years of experience in both home inspections and home building. Bill’s expertise has earned him the respect of the builders and real estate industry. The company offers detailed narrative reports, reliability and a total commitment to the industry.
Why Get A Home Inspection
Whether you are buying or selling a home, you should have a professional home inspection performed. A home inspection will look at the systems that make up the building such as:
- Structural elements, foundation, framing etc
- Plumbing systems
- Electrical systems
- Cosmetic condition, paint, siding etc
If you are buying a home, you need to know exactly what you are getting. A home inspection, performed by a professional home inspector, will reveal any hidden problems with the home so that they may be addressed BEFORE the deal is closed. You should require an inspection at the time you make a formal offer. Make sure the contract has an inspection contingency. Then, hire your own inspector and pay close attention to the inspection report. If you aren’t comfortable with what he finds, you should kill the deal.Likewise, if you are selling a home, you want to know about such potential hidden problems before your house goes on the market. Almost all contracts include the condition that the contract is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory inspection. And most buyer’s are going to insist that the inspection be a professional home inspection, usually by an inspector they hire. If the buyer’s inspector finds a problem, it can cause the buyer to get cold feet and the deal can often fall through. At best, surprise problems uncovered by the buyer’s inspector will cause delays in closing, and usually you will have to pay for repairs at the last minute, or take a lower price on your home.
It’s better to pay for your own inspection before putting your home on the market. Find out about any hidden problems and correct them in advance. Otherwise, you can count on the buyer’s inspector finding them, at the worst possible time.
Expectations Of Your Inspection A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. Our home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system, central air conditioning system (temperature permitting), interior plumbing and electrical systems. It will also include the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors along with the foundation, basement and structural components.
Bill Best Home Inspections offers its services to the following counties:
- St. Louis
- St. Charles
- Northern Jefferson
- Western Franklin
- Southern Lincoln
On occasion we have inspected properties in outlying counties farther away (30 miles) from the standard metropolitan area. We are happy to serve these clients but we do charge a $25.00 travel fee.