ORF Home Inspections

Believes there are ten important questions you should have answered before you select your home inspector. If you have questions in addition to the 10 listed below, please type them in the comments section at the bottom of this page and we will address those as well. Make sure to include a return email address in the comments section in order that we can respond to you.

A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by NACHI’s Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector.  The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the inspection process.

The inspector should be able to provide his or her history in the profession and perhaps even a few names as referrals. Newer inspectors can be very qualified, and many work with a partner or have access to more experienced inspectors to assist them in the inspection.

Absolutely not! This would be a conflict of interest! However, if you refer to our vendor page we do have a list of companies we have worked with and/or have been highly recommended to us.

The average on-site inspection time for a single inspector is 1 ½ to 3 hours depending on the condition and size of the property. Anything significantly less may not be enough time to perform a thorough inspection. Additional inspectors may be brought in for very large properties and buildings.

Costs vary dramatically, depending on the level and type of inspection, the property floor area, property geographical location. A typical range might be $275–$500, but consider the value of the home inspection in terms of the investment being made. Inspection cost does not necessarily reflect quality.

We offer Same Day Digital Reports that include High resolution photos and Summary page that are emailed to you and your agent.

We strongly encourage attending the inspection, however if you cannot attend a detailed report will be sent and we are just a phone call away for any questions.

Yes, all of our Inspectors are InterNACHI and/or ASHI Certified.

One can never know it all, and the inspector’s commitment to continuing education is a good measure of his or her professionalism and service to the consumer. This is especially important in cases where the home is much older or includes unique elements requiring additional or updated training. Our inspectors are required to complete Continuing Education courses to keep their certification, along with in class training monthly.