DOWNLOAD Home Inspections: Managing Expectations

Since we started in 2010, we've found that many people might not fully understand what a home inspection includes and what it doesn't. In managing expectations, it's important that we communicate and make it clear what should be expected from our services, especially for those who are unfamiliar with the inspection process.

By explaining the responsibilities and limitations of a home inspection there can be realistic expectations about what will be included in the inspection report and what won't be covered. This helps prevent misunderstandings and leads to smoother transactions.

Since the inspection process is regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) they have already done the work by outlining the expectations in the first two pages of the Property Inspection Report Form known as the Preamble. Our job is to explain this information clearly. To make it easier, we explain the following six parts of the Preamble in this download.

  • Purpose of the Inspection 
  • Responsibility of the Inspector
  • Responsibility of the Client
  • Report Limitations
  • Notice Concerning Hazardous Conditions, Deficiencies, and Contractual Agreements
  • Additional Information Provided by the Inspector

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