Welcome to Home Inspection by O'Leary
FIRST THINGS FIRST! If you're like most people who are shopping for a home inspection, "How much do you charge?" is probably your #1 question - maybe it's your only question. That's fine – review my home inspection prices for your answer.
Please keep this in mind: You're about to spend a lot of money on a house. Do you actually believe hiring the cheapest home inspector is in your best financial interest? Give or take a few dollars, home inspectors all charge about the same. The difference between inspectors should be: experience, communication skills, preparing a report that's easy to read, schedule availability, plus availability after the inspection for any questions that pop up. You'll find Home Inspection by O'Leary top-notch in all of these areas.
Have questions or concerns about the home inspection process? Call me. I answer my own phone 7 days a week from 8 to 8. You can also find answers to some common home inspection questions on my website.
Home Inspection by O'Leary proudly serves home buyers and sellers in the Pittsburgh to Greensburg regions of Pennsylvania with thorough and meticulous residential property inspections.
Buying a home can be scary without having all the information. The way you get that information is to have a professional home inspector provide you with a home inspection prior to taking ownership of the property. This will allow you to investigate any possible issues and use that information to negotiate a better price on your new Pittsburgh area home. Following my home inspection, I will provide you with a complete report will outline any current or potential issues and give you all the information necessary to make an informed decision. First time home buyers find my service especially useful, not just as a home inspection, but for maintenance tips and answers to a variety of questions.
My home inspection business has grown over the years, mainly through word-of-mouth: My customers have been so pleased by my exhaustive home inspections, professional demeanor, and expertise based on more than 30 years in the home repair/building trades in Pittsburgh, Greensburg and the surrounding area, that they continue to refer me to their friends and family for their home inspections. Read some of the comments of my home inspection clients.
Answers to a Few Property Inspection Questions You May Have
…or Your Realtor Told You to Ask
- Make sure you hire a home inspector that is certified by a national and/or state compliant organization such as NACHI, ASHI, or NAHI. I am certified by the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) – Certificate #05111583.
- Make sure your home inspector carries E&O and liability insurance. I carry both E&O and liability insurance, and they are verifiable.
- Find out if your home inspector has key pad access to "GE" lock boxes. Yes, I do have access to these lock boxes.
Your realtor may have given you a list of home inspectors in Pittsburgh or Greensburg to choose from. I may be on that list, I may not. The choice of a home inspector is entirely up to you. You're about to make a major investment - choose your home inspector wisely.
Buying a Home?
Purchasing a house is one of the biggest investments most people make in their lifetime. When shopping around, you look for things that will help you convert that house into a home. Oftentimes, people fall in love with a property for the new carpeting, the updated kitchen, the lovely back yard, but they forget about everything else: The house's plumbing, the electrical, the heating/air conditioning, the roof, etc. These items get overlooked because most people don't know what to look for. That's where a home inspection by an experienced professional like me comes in.
Selling a Home?
Having a home inspected prior to purchase has become standard practice, and it's probable that your buyer's home inspectors will find something wrong with your home, whether it be something major like plumbing issues or something minor like a loose tile. If you are selling a home, having a pre-sale home inspection will provide you with peace of mind about your property. You can find out any problems likely to be discovered by the buyer's home inspection and then have the time to research affordable repairs for them prior to showing. It can also speed up the sales process and potentially increase the sales price of your home.
What Makes My Inspection Service Different From Others'?
That's best answered by former clients, who I'd be happy to put you in contact with. In the meantime, let me say that clients find me to be very thorough in the inspection of the home they're considering to buy or sell. I welcome my clients to join me during the inspection process and ask questions like: "How big of a problem is this?" and "How worried should I be about that?" I also offer some 'how to' and general maintenance tips to those who need them.
If you have any questions for a professional home inspector or would like to speak with me about scheduling a home inspection for your Pittsburgh or Greensburg home, please don't hesitate to call me at 412-491-5488. I look forward to helping you buy your new home with confidence!