Home InspectorJust type “Austin home inspector” into any Internet search engine, and the results may be a little overwhelming. You can find page after page of listings, so how can you determine which home inspector is going to do a thorough job and who is going to miss some key details? Let our team at TLC Home Inspections, PLLC give you a few tips on finding a quality home-inspection company.

1. Get recommendations.

Do you have friends, family members, or coworkers who recently bought a home in the Austin area? Ask them about their home- inspection experiences. Make a list of the inspectors that got glowing reviews (and you may want to note those who didn’t do so well, in order to steer clear). If you’re new to Austin, then check out customer reviews or service-review websites to gather real customer experiences.

2. Do your research.

Don’t just pick the first inspector you come across. Take some time to explore the company’s website. Check out their credentials, years of service, and what’s included in a home inspection. Be sure to find out how soon you can expect a written inspection report, or even try to get your hands on a sample report if you can. That way you can get a feel for how detailed and efficient the inspector will be.

3. Give ’em a call.

If you’ve narrowed your search to a couple of inspectors, go ahead and call them. This step is important because you need to be able to communicate well with your inspector. Your real-estate decisions largely depend on the inspection findings, so good communication and efficient customer service are key.

4. Trust your instincts.

You need to move forward with your home purchase, so sooner or later you need to make a decision. At the end of the day, pick the quality inspector with whom you feel most comfortable.

For anyone looking for a residential inspector in the Austin, TX, area, be sure to keep TLC Home Inspections on your list! We’re a family-owned and -operated inspection company that specializes in home and termite/pest inspections right here in the great state of Texas. Check out our current specials, and contact us at (512) 900-2191 to ask a question or to schedule your inspection.


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