We carry a real estate lockbox key and can access all properties that are available via a lockbox. Many lockboxes are set to open at 9:00 am, so if our appointment precedes 9:00 am, please make arrangements for access.
Duration of Inspection
On-site inspections range from 1.5 hours for a condominium to 6 hours for a multi-million dollar estate with multiple outbuildings. Properties with difficult access to crawl spaces and attics, and/or numerous defects require more time, while properties built on concrete slabs and with few defects require less time. On average, most homes require 2 to 3 hours on site.
Payment is expected in advance of inspection, in the form of electronic debit or credit card.
Attending Your Inspection
Clients and agents are encouraged to attend the inspection, but we realize that busy individuals can't always attend. Telephone consultation is also available to discuss the inspection and report.
Infrared Camera Technology
All inspections include the use of Infrared Cameras at no additional charge, which can pick up conditions undetectable to the naked eye.
We can provide environmental testing for mold (both airborne and surface), radon, lead (both paint and water), asbestos and much more, upon request. More information on environmental testing.
With electronic transmittal easily accessible these days, we prefer to send reports via email. The color digital photos can be clearly displayed and forwarded to agents, attorneys, contractors, family members and others. Reports are delivered in PDF format. The inspection report is generally transmitted within 24 hours of the inspection, and can be sent sooner upon request.