Top 10 Home Inspectors in Old Saybrook Center, CT

Porch Pro Headshot Sherwood Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Old Saybrook Center, Connecticut
(2,664)
Whether you are a first time home buyer, selling a home, or investing in a commercial property, Sherwood Inspection’s experience, professionalism, and expertise will guide you in making an intelligent investment decision During the inspection process our goal is to let you see the property through o...Read more about Sherwood Inspection Services
Whether you are a first time home buyer, selling a home, or investing in a commercial property, Sherwood Inspection’s experience, professionalism, and expertise will guide you in making an intelligent investment decision During the inspection process our goal is to let you see the property through o...Read more about Sherwood Inspection Services
Porch Pro Headshot Bender Inspection Services LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Old Saybrook Center, Connecticut
(210)
"Michael arrived early for the inspection of our home to assess the property. He was extremely thorough in his examination and patient with our questions. We especially appreciated the one on one inspection with Michael that allowed us to better understand the inner workings of our first home. The r...Read more about Bender Inspection Services LLC
"Michael arrived early for the inspection of our home to assess the property. He was extremely thorough in his examination and patient with our questions. We especially appreciated the one on one inspection with Michael that allowed us to better understand the inner workings of our first home. The r...Read more about Bender Inspection Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Sunrise Home Inspection LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Old Saybrook Center, Connecticut
(124)
"I am very satisfied with Kevin's inspection of my home, the report was detailed and as a trained eye to spot things easily overlooked. I would highly recommend to others. Thank you Kevin for your professionalism and deligents."
"I am very satisfied with Kevin's inspection of my home, the report was detailed and as a trained eye to spot things easily overlooked. I would highly recommend to others. Thank you Kevin for your professionalism and deligents."
Porch Pro Headshot AA-MSA Inspection & Environmental Testing
Home Inspectors
Serves Old Saybrook Center, Connecticut
(58)
"Joe was a great inspector, I hired him for my 203k loan and he answered all my questions and guided me to all the draw request for my bank. He worked with my contractor and everything ran smoothly. I recommend Joe for any inspection or 203k loan."
"Joe was a great inspector, I hired him for my 203k loan and he answered all my questions and guided me to all the draw request for my bank. He worked with my contractor and everything ran smoothly. I recommend Joe for any inspection or 203k loan."
Porch Pro Headshot Desjardins Property Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Old Saybrook Center, Connecticut
(48)
"Ian did our home inspection on our condo. It was a pleasure to work with him. He was personable, thorough, and hard working. He took his time to insure that all aspects of the condo were addressed. His report was completed and returned to us in a very timely manner. I would highly recommend him ...Read more about Desjardins Property Inspections
"Ian did our home inspection on our condo. It was a pleasure to work with him. He was personable, thorough, and hard working. He took his time to insure that all aspects of the condo were addressed. His report was completed and returned to us in a very timely manner. I would highly recommend him ...Read more about Desjardins Property Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot HomeRun Homes Inspection LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Old Saybrook Center, Connecticut
HomeRun Homes Inspection is a BBB-accredited home inspection company located in Seymour. Our mission is to start at the beginning with the education process. Buying/Selling a home is probably one of the biggest life decisions any person, couple, family, and even the real estate investor could make. ...Read more about HomeRun Homes Inspection LLC
HomeRun Homes Inspection is a BBB-accredited home inspection company located in Seymour. Our mission is to start at the beginning with the education process. Buying/Selling a home is probably one of the biggest life decisions any person, couple, family, and even the real estate investor could make. ...Read more about HomeRun Homes Inspection LLC
Porch Pro Headshot The Certified Home
Home Inspectors
Serves Old Saybrook Center, Connecticut
(24)
We offer a full range of inspection services, including residential home, condo/townhouse, and commercial building inspections. Services include testing for Radon levels, Water quality and Well functions along with Pest and Mold detection. With over 25 years of Renovation experience, we pass along...Read more about The Certified Home
We offer a full range of inspection services, including residential home, condo/townhouse, and commercial building inspections. Services include testing for Radon levels, Water quality and Well functions along with Pest and Mold detection. With over 25 years of Renovation experience, we pass along...Read more about The Certified Home
Porch Pro Headshot Long Island Home Inspection Pros
Home Inspectors
Serves Old Saybrook Center, Connecticut
We are the Long Island Home Inspection Pros - our company has been faithfully serving both Nassau and Suffolk County, Long Island for over 25 years! Our home inspectors are licensed by the state of NY and certified by the American Society of Home Inspectors. We perform all major home inspections ser...Read more about Long Island Home Inspection Pros
We are the Long Island Home Inspection Pros - our company has been faithfully serving both Nassau and Suffolk County, Long Island for over 25 years! Our home inspectors are licensed by the state of NY and certified by the American Society of Home Inspectors. We perform all major home inspections ser...Read more about Long Island Home Inspection Pros
Porch Pro Headshot Paragon Property Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Old Saybrook Center, Connecticut
(31)
Paragon Property Inspections offers not only a thorough home inspection, but one that will be pleasant and educational.
Paragon Property Inspections offers not only a thorough home inspection, but one that will be pleasant and educational.
Porch Pro Headshot B n H Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Old Saybrook Center, Connecticut
(33)

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 Old Saybrook Center Home Inspectors

237102

Cannot recommend Joe highly enough! He did a home inspection on our home prior to selling, and pointed out the issues that would likely come back on the buyer's inspection. Knowing what issues to hone in on saved us a tremendous amount of time and money,...

- Lucila Paola
404233

Very professional. Walked me through all things that was being inspected and encouraged to ask questions. It was very helpful for a 1st time homebuyer like myself

- Jestin John
228310

Great job I recommend, he is not missing any and pair price

- Ajmal Dost
237090

We were referred to AA-MSA by our realtor to inspect a home we were planning on buying and because of the findings we backed out of the deal. Let me elaborate some, my first initial call I spoke with Vita and she was so professional and polite. I have sp...

- Denise ODena
242963

Joe was amazing and very thorough. I would definitely recommend this company to any CT homebuyers.

- Batreece Jett
236871

Great experience with AA-MSA. Joe was very professional, personable, friendly and informative. I highly recommend AA-MSA and Joe to do a great job.

- Rosa Cabrera
245913

Kevin was great and thorough.

- shelia marrerow
256768
256477

Kevin was amazing!!

- Rachelle Darout
246817

Kevin did a great job

- Albert Lione
248179

HO was satisfied with inspection.

- Emina Labelle
250287

HE WAS VERY GOOD AND HE PROVIDED ALL INFO WE NEEDED.

- Owen Kahn

All Home Inspectors in Old Saybrook Center, CT

Porch Pro Headshot Inside Out Home Inspctn LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Old Saybrook Center, Connecticut
For over 20 years Mark Hatheway, founder/owner of Inside Out Home Inspections, LLC, was an electrician apprentice, ran carpentry and concrete crews, and did a wide variety of commercial and residential work, including foundations, walls, and interior finishes and touches. Additionally, Mark has a ke...Read more about Inside Out Home Inspctn LLC
For over 20 years Mark Hatheway, founder/owner of Inside Out Home Inspections, LLC, was an electrician apprentice, ran carpentry and concrete crews, and did a wide variety of commercial and residential work, including foundations, walls, and interior finishes and touches. Additionally, Mark has a ke...Read more about Inside Out Home Inspctn LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Brian's Home Inspections & Construction
Home Inspectors
Serves Old Saybrook Center, Connecticut
Offering a complete line of home inspection and home building and remodeling services for over 35 years.
Offering a complete line of home inspection and home building and remodeling services for over 35 years.
Porch Pro Headshot Beacon Fine Home Inspctn LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Old Saybrook Center, Connecticut
(3)
Porch Pro Headshot The Certified Home,  LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Old Saybrook Center, Connecticut
(17)