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Spotlight Inspection Services is a member of a well respected national organization American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).
An important distinction between ASHI versus some other organizations is the requirement to pass the National Home Inspector Exam (NHIE) which is issued by an unbiased 3rd party. Other organizations are solely self-regulating.
Please note: The industry is essentially unregulated in Michigan; anyone can call themselves a home inspector. If you should choose to use one of our competitors we STRONGLY suggest you do no less than making sure they have an affiliation with a national organization and that their inspectors have passed the NHIE.
We encourage you to attend. This is a valuable learning experience for most home buyers. It is the perfect opportunity to ask specific questions about the condition of the home. Also, where defects are identified, the inspector can discuss these so that you understand what repairs are required and the sense of urgency.
No. Spotlight Inspection Services considers it a conflict of interest for a home inspector to perform repairs.
Some factors will affect the fee. If you are comparing home inspection firms, the fee charged should not be the sole deciding factor, unless of course, the level of service offered is identical. We base our pricing on the age, size, and location of the home.
We suspect the house you are buying is not the cheapest house, but rather a house that you feel represents good value. We urge you to choose your home inspector the same way.
A typical home inspection takes between 2 and 3 hours. Some older and/or larger homes can take longer. As a courtesy to buyer, seller, and agents, all should be informed of the time involved once the inspection is arranged.
Yes, the report will then be electronically mailed to you and your Realtor within 24 hours of the inspection.
If you are on site as suggested while the inspection is completed, then at the conclusion of your inspection the inspector answer any questions you may still have. If you are unable to attend the inspection then we will try to connect to review the findings over the phone.
We inspect all major systems of the house. These include the Roof, Exterior, Structure, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Insulation, and Interior. The goal is to identify any existing major problems that would affect a typical purchaser’s buying decision.
We will add significantly to your knowledge of the home but still cannot tell you everything about the house. All home inspections are entirely visual. No destructive testing is performed. The inspection and report will put you in a much better position to make your decision.