Why Hire an Inspector?

All home inspectors are required to undergo extensive classroom and hands-on training to be licensed, and must also attend continuing education classes to keep their credentials current. Most mortgage companies require the home inspection to be performed by a state licensed professional home inspector.

Hiring John Zerrer from River’s Edge Home Inspections gives the prospective buyer the added benefit of an inspector with extensive experience as a home builder and renovator. John’s 35 years in the constuction industry will benefit the home buyer with inside knowledge of building techniques and structures, insights into a home’s construction methods and unique characteristics, as well as suggestions for remediation of a home’s flaws and inadequacies.

A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home does not pass or fail an inspection. It arms the buyer with a description of a home’s physical condition and indicates which components and systems may need major repair or replacement. We will uncover any potential problems or defects in order to protect the buyer from unexpected and ultimately costly repairs.

While it’s not required, it is highly recommended that the prospective buyer accompany the inspector during the inspection. Observing the inspection process and asking questions is a great way to learn about the systems and condition of the house and gain advice on how to maintain it. The information gained through a house inspection will benefit the home buyer at the time of closing and far beyond.