How do I know I’m paying a fair price for my home inspection?
It’s hard to know if you’re paying a fair price for your home inspection when you’ll see a wide range of prices while searching the internet. The problem is that different home inspection companies use different methods of determining the price. Some methods are, to some degree, fair. Some methods are more advantageous to the home inspector than to the client requesting the home inspection.
Some home inspectors base their price on the home’s square footage. At a glance, this may seem fair. But, what if it’s a home with fewer but larger rooms. What if it’s based on including the square footage of the basement? Two homes with the same square footage are not necessarily equal when it comes to a home inspection.
Some home inspection companies use a formula based on a percentage of the home’s list price. But, two homes that are otherwise equal can list for different prices based on location and a myriad of other factors.
The Dinkelman Home Inspection Pricing Method
At Dinkelman Home Inspections, we base the cost of a home inspection on the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and the number of heating and cooling systems in the home. We also consider the age of the home and whether it has a garage, basement and/or crawlspace. We believe this is the fairest method of pricing a home inspection.
Based on our formula for pricing a home inspection, the average home inspection typically ranges from $300 to $400. Condominiums and Townhomes generally start at $150.
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