Top 3 Home Inspectors in Norfolk, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Greenlight Home Inspections, LLC
"Nathan was Great! very kind and informative answered all the questions i had with a detailed explanation, also gave me tips on future projects i have for the house, I am now recommending PORCH services to my family and friends."
1504 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
Porch Pro Headshot The Brickkicker Home Inspections/ Detect Termite and Moisture
Porch Pro Headshot All Out Home Inspections
3700 Appalachian Ct, Virginia Beach, VA

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Porch Pro Headshot ProCraft Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
717 Rivers Edge Lndg, Norfolk, VA
(978)
Over 25 million existing homes have crawl spaces. Crawl space moisture and humidity leads to mold growth, musty odors, and structural damage. This then attracts insects and critters. It will not only affect your crawl space, but your entire home as well. Because your home continually draws in air fr...Read more about ProCraft Inspection Services
717 Rivers Edge Lndg, Norfolk, VA
Over 25 million existing homes have crawl spaces. Crawl space moisture and humidity leads to mold growth, musty odors, and structural damage. This then attracts insects and critters. It will not only affect your crawl space, but your entire home as well. Because your home continually draws in air fr...Read more about ProCraft Inspection Services
Porch Pro Headshot Top Notch Inspection Services, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Norfolk, Virginia
(25)
"In 2000 I had a bad experience in NY and don't even want to recall it. Thank god that Mr. Stoneman was extremely good, I ended up being very pleased with his services, I do recommend him, he was very quick, clear and thorough the purchase was done two days ago thanks to him and the repairs were don...Read more about Top Notch Inspection Services, Inc.
Serves Norfolk, Virginia
"In 2000 I had a bad experience in NY and don't even want to recall it. Thank god that Mr. Stoneman was extremely good, I ended up being very pleased with his services, I do recommend him, he was very quick, clear and thorough the purchase was done two days ago thanks to him and the repairs were don...Read more about Top Notch Inspection Services, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Final Analysis Property Inspections
Home Inspectors
1385 Fordham Dr Ste 105, Virginia Beach, VA
(366)
Final Analysis is a multi-inspector form that provides commercial and residential property inspection for buyers, sellers and investors in the Hampton Roads area including Virginia beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News. The company's principle owner and lead inspecto...Read more about Final Analysis Property Inspections
1385 Fordham Dr Ste 105, Virginia Beach, VA
Final Analysis is a multi-inspector form that provides commercial and residential property inspection for buyers, sellers and investors in the Hampton Roads area including Virginia beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News. The company's principle owner and lead inspecto...Read more about Final Analysis Property Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot A Premier Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
3433 Five Gait Trl, Virginia Beach, VA
(168)
Whether you’re looking to invest in a new property, need help selling your current one, I’m happy to work with you in achieving your goals. With years of experience working as a certified Home Inspector, I’m a seasoned and dedicated professional ready to cater to all your home inspection needs. A ho...Read more about A Premier Home Inspection
3433 Five Gait Trl, Virginia Beach, VA
Whether you’re looking to invest in a new property, need help selling your current one, I’m happy to work with you in achieving your goals. With years of experience working as a certified Home Inspector, I’m a seasoned and dedicated professional ready to cater to all your home inspection needs. A ho...Read more about A Premier Home Inspection
Porch Pro Headshot All-Spect, LLC
Home Inspectors
3300 High St Ste 3, Portsmouth, VA
(51)
At All-Spect Inspection Services we strive to give buyers a complete understanding of the home they are about to purchase. We put your interest before all others.
3300 High St Ste 3, Portsmouth, VA
At All-Spect Inspection Services we strive to give buyers a complete understanding of the home they are about to purchase. We put your interest before all others.
Porch Pro Headshot Towne & Country Property Inspections
Home Inspectors
4713 Tanager Xing, Chesapeake, VA
(54)
We provide home inspection services for buyers and sellers. We offer pre-listing inspection's and twelve-month new home warranty inspections.
4713 Tanager Xing, Chesapeake, VA
We provide home inspection services for buyers and sellers. We offer pre-listing inspection's and twelve-month new home warranty inspections.
Porch Pro Headshot Hunger's Home Inspections, LLC
Home Inspectors
4716 Bradston Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
(20)
Robbie Hunger is a Virginia Beach Virginia home inspector providing unbiased, accurate and thorough home inspections in Virginia Beach Virginia and the surrounding areas. Mr. Hunger owns and operates Hunger's Home Inspections LLC. Robbie Hunger has been inspecting homes for more than 17 years, and ...Read more about Hunger's Home Inspections, LLC
4716 Bradston Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
Robbie Hunger is a Virginia Beach Virginia home inspector providing unbiased, accurate and thorough home inspections in Virginia Beach Virginia and the surrounding areas. Mr. Hunger owns and operates Hunger's Home Inspections LLC. Robbie Hunger has been inspecting homes for more than 17 years, and ...Read more about Hunger's Home Inspections, LLC

Frequently asked questions about home inspectors

Buying a home is the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to buy your next place, there are many benefits of hiring a professional home inspector.

Walking through a home, you may notice a few things you want to fix or rooms you want to paint. The home inspector will assess important HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. Inspectors notice structural or insulation problems that you and your real estate agent probably missed. The inspector outlines all their findings in a report and walks you through the property to explain major issues.

If you decide to go through with the purchase, the home inspection report offers a roadmap for repairs you may need. The inspection report is also great leverage for contract negotiations with the seller. If there’s a major repair on the report, you can ask the seller to cover it or come down on the sale price.

Of course, the main benefit of hiring a home inspector is that they’ll help you avoid buying a home that needs more work than you’re willing to pay. As long as your offer is contingent on the home inspection, you’ll be able to walk away with your down payment and find the property that works best for your family and your budget.

Before you hire a home inspector, make sure they’re certified. Not all home inspectors are members of the American Society of Home Inspectors, so check that yours is. Members of AHSI adhere to a standard of ethics, continue their education, and have access to more resources.

Check to make sure your home inspector is insured. Home inspectors usually carry professional liability (aka errors and omissions) insurance and general liability to cover things like property damage claims.

As part of the home buying process, your local home inspector will have a certain number of days to examine the property. Then, you’ll walk through the house together so the inspector can point out any problems they may have found. In the end, the inspector will give you a report detailing everything you need to know.

When choosing an inspector, ask for previous inspection reports to see how thorough they are. Good reports are thorough and include photos. Reading reviews gives you a better idea of what to expect from the home inspector. If you’re choosing between a full-time inspector and a part-time one, hire the full-time inspector – they’ll have booked more hours and experience.

Of course, if you already have a good rapport with your real estate agent, ask who they would recommend. Real estate agents often deal with home inspectors, so they’ll know the best option for you in your area.

You’ve bought your dream home and noticed some water damage in the basement a month later. You hire a contractor to assess it, and they say this isn’t the first time the basement has seen water damage – the foundation wall is bowing from it. This issue should have been on the inspection report. Is the inspector liable?

They can be. That question is why it’s best to hire an inspector who carries errors and omissions insurance, as well as general liability insurance. The inspector will have to file a claim to cover the repairs, but they will be more likely to cover those costs.

As with any legal action, there’s no guarantee you’ll get your money back. Pursuing legal action against an uninsured home inspector will become an even bigger headache, and they may not have the funds available to cover the repairs you need.

You also have to prove that nothing happened to alter the home's condition after you completed the inspection report. For instance, if there aren’t any issues with the roof at the time of inspection, and you notice leaks a few months after a big storm, the home inspector would not be liable.

The cost of a home inspection depends on a few factors, including the location and size of the property. Generally, you should expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for one home inspection. A few things about local home inspectors could increase that price:

  • Experience - When hiring a more experienced home inspector, they tend to charge more.
  • Age and condition of the property - Older homes may cost more to inspect.
  • Travel time - The inspector may charge for commuting if you buy a country home off the beaten path.
  • Additional inspections - Depending on where you buy your home, you may want to invest in specialty inspections. Radon tests, pest inspections, and well inspections will run up the bill. Ask your real estate agents which inspections they would recommend, and plan for them when finalizing your budget.

In some real estate markets, the seller may pay for an inspection ahead of time. Ask your real estate agent if they trust the company that performed the pre-inspection. This awareness can help you decide whether or not to invest in another inspection.

If you’re selling a home in a competitive market, investing in a pre-sale home inspection may be a good idea. As a seller, some pros include the following:

  • The inspection report will paint a realistic view of the property, helping you and your real estate agent set a competitive listing price.
  • A pre-sale inspection allows you to make any necessary repairs or updates to get a greater return on investment when the time comes to sell.
  • You won’t be surprised by the buyer’s home inspection report. If you’re selling your first home to upgrade to a second, the pre-sale inspection will help you avoid any costly negotiations that the buyer’s report might unearth.
  • If you are selling a relative’s property that you inherited, the pre-sale inspection will give you all the details you need about the property's condition.

While it may seem beneficial to have a pre-sale inspection before you put your home on the market, there can also be downsides. Here are a few cons that impact homebuyers and sellers alike:

  • The seller is legally obligated to reveal any problems with the house to potential buyers. If the pre-sale inspection uncovers some major problems, your plans may need to change.
  • As a homebuyer, remember that the pre-sale home inspection usually benefits the seller. The home inspector likely had the seller’s best interests at heart and not yours. It’s always a good idea to invest in your home inspection.
  • Finally, a pre-sale home inspection doesn’t guarantee the buyer’s inspector won’t find anything wrong with the property.

Recent reviews for Norfolk Home Inspectors

448463

Great inspection awesome job.

- Nora Mahon
446459

Nathan Shevory did a great job and was very thorough.

- Ferron & Sheana Dulin
448530

Nathan Shevory did a great job and was very thorough.

- Robin Chew
448490

All Home Inspectors in Norfolk, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Safe & Sound Home Services
Home Inspectors
PO Box 203, Seaford, VA
HOME INSPECTION There's no place like home. A home is the biggest investment you will ever make. And a decision that will affect you for years to come. We provide certified and insured professional inspectors to significantly reduce your risk. A home inspection will tell you the things that must b...Read more about Safe & Sound Home Services
PO Box 203, Seaford, VA
HOME INSPECTION There's no place like home. A home is the biggest investment you will ever make. And a decision that will affect you for years to come. We provide certified and insured professional inspectors to significantly reduce your risk. A home inspection will tell you the things that must b...Read more about Safe & Sound Home Services
Porch Pro Headshot The Brickkicker Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
932 Southmoor Dr Unit 207, Virginia Beach, VA
The Brickkicker Home Inspections is a home inspection specialist based in Virginia Beach. They provide plumbing inspection, insulation inspection, electrical inspection and more.
932 Southmoor Dr Unit 207, Virginia Beach, VA
The Brickkicker Home Inspections is a home inspection specialist based in Virginia Beach. They provide plumbing inspection, insulation inspection, electrical inspection and more.
Porch Pro Headshot The BrickKicker of Hampton Roads
Home Inspectors
9726 12th View St, Norfolk, VA
9726 12th View St, Norfolk, VA

Latest projects near Norfolk

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Norfolk 23509
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
Just a routine check-up, New home purchase, attic ventilation.
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Norfolk 23504
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
1,501-2,000 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Norfolk 23503
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a month
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Condo or townhome
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
31-40 years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Mold test, Termite inspection
Virginia Beach 23455
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
To buy or sell the home
Previous leaking or damage
I'm not sure
Number of stories tall
Three or more floors
Norfolk 23513
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Purpose
Check for leaks
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Norfolk 23510
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Condo or townhome
Property size
3,001-3,500 sq ft
Property age
21-30 years
Foundation type
Unknown
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
No
Specific services
Termite inspection, Sewer cam inspection, Lead paint test, Mold test, Radon test
Norfolk 23518
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,501-3,000 sq ft
Property age
0-10 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Termite inspection, Separate structure
Portsmouth 23703
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Home safety
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Mold test, Radon test
Norfolk 23502
Chimney Inspection
Service needed
Chimney Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours