The reason why you should seriously consider the home inspector you are hiring

    1 – you are paying their fee.

    2 – that is money you will not get back if you cancel the transaction.

    3 – some home inspectors are not certified.

    4 – some home inspectors have horrible reviews.

    Hiring Santa Clarita home inspectors

    5 – some home inspectors miss stuff.

    6 – some home inspectors go through the motions because they just want to get paid.

    I know that most of these points are self explanatory. However, there are somethings that you should know about hiring home inspectors that you may have not known.

    A home inspector can be used by the owner of a home before they want to sell. Home inspectors can also be used by a buyer when they are in escrow on a particular home they are buying. The second scenario is much more common.

    I am also seeing owners of real estate that are preparing to rent out their homes, condos and town homes, hire home inspectors to prepare for any “tenant” complications prior to entering into a lease or rental agreement with a prospective tenant.

    In the Santa Clarita Valley and in the Greater Los Angeles areas, you can expect to pay according to the size and “elevation” of home. Elevation referring to style, complexities, basement, more unfinished portions, larger attic, solar, spa, pool, outdoor BBQ, etc…

    Typically we see Home Inspectors charging an additional $75-100 bucks as add on fees for stuff like pools, spas, etc…

    If you are going to pay extra for an add on such as that, make sure you find out what the home inspector is going to do “extra” to earn that $$$. In addition, make sure they have the respective certification that covers the item concerned with that additional inspection.

    These are just a few tips that will assist you with the “understanding” as it relates to home inspectors and what they do.

    Final word – talk with your realtor about who they recommend and who they use. You can also go on-line and search for Home Inspectors in Santa Clarita CA, please interview several. As with hiring a Santa Clarita real estate agent, make sure you are interviewing more than one before deciding.

    We are the Paris911 Team at REMAX of Valencia California. We are located in our Offices on the old road


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    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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