Your Inspection Report
Clients who choose BC Warner Home Inspections are provided courteous and dedicated service along with a thorough inspection report.
A benefit of choosing BC Warner Home Inspections is the easy-to-read (and understand) report. Unlike hand written reports, our client's reports are delivered electronically within 24 hours of the inspection. The report not only consists of concerns for the home, but also is full of useful information and references to be used for years to come. Some inspection companies provide on site or "walk-through" reports. Many important items are usually overlooked with these type of reports. Clients have so many things going on that there is no physical way to remember all that is discussed during the inspection.
We know that. We don't want to cause more stress as a result of a difficult or impossible to read report.
BC Warner Home Inspections chooses to be thorough for our clients. As a result, we devote more time to your report than other companies do. Your inspection report is worth the extra time and effort!
View a sample report from BC Warner Home Inspections. (Not a PDF download)
What is the Difference between reports?
Typically inspection companies who charge less use inexpensive "Check-list" reports. These reports only describe what was inspected and answer a simple "yes" or "no" question. This leaves you as a client asking more questions such as:
Is this a big deal?
What should I do to have the problem corrected?
Many times, check-list reports have you searching over and over for a "key" to explain what the inspector checked or what the letter code means for location of the problem or defect. The use of these "keys" or ledgers are required as these reports typically have no room for comments, and when they do, it is often difficult to read the inspectors hand written scribbles in the small area provided. Check-list keys are usually difficult to understand as they use a code or letters to describe items and areas of concern. Reports from BC Warner Home Inspections uses easy-to-understand icons for the report key, and these are not essential to understanding our report.
Most check-list reports provide no pictures of the defect items or areas. Nor do they provide the client with recommendations for further evaluation or repair. These reports are by no means educational, and do not even scratch the surface to providing a clear picture of the home you may be buying.
BC Warner Home Inspections provides Narrative reports which answer the above questions (and more). Our reports very clearly indicate the condition of your home. Reports from BC Warner Home Inspections will state the areas of concern and/or defects, explain why these are concerns, provide site specific digital pictures of the concerns, indicate recommendations for correction or evaluation, and provide active Internet web links to assist our clients in further education about the concerns and defects. Our reports will also flag items that require ongoing homeowner maintenance and/or monitoring along with pertinent web links in order to assist you with maintaining a safe and happy home. Not only do reports from BC Warner Home Inspections include all the above, but the report is conveniently itemized and ranked in order of importance. From items that may require high cost to repair or replace, to safety issues, to maintenance items, to items requiring continuing homeowner monitoring. Our clients are clearly informed about the condition of the home they may be purchasing.
When searching for a home inspector, ask to see a sample of their report system. Face fact, the report is the end product you are ultimately paying for. BC Warner Home Inspections believes your report must reflect this ultimate value and more. Decide for yourself. Which do you want? 5 pages of check marks and hand written notes, or 40+ pages of typed, descriptive and helpful narratives, with pictures and loads of reference materials? Which will you feel confident taking to the negotiating table?
See for yourself. Reports from BC Warner Home Inspections have consistently saved our clients money even on homes that were being sold "as is", and have also forced sellers to concede on home prices where the sellers had explicitly stated they were not willing to negotiate on price.
A report from BC Warner Home Inspections is much more than a simple document. It's an educational tool devoted to our client's best interest for a safe and happy home.
From out of state? No problem! Our convenient web-based report can be viewed from anywhere in the World!