Top 5 Home Inspectors in Opelousas, LA

Porch Pro Headshot Acadiana Home Inspectors
Home Inspectors
Serves Opelousas, Louisiana
(941)
"Andy was great ! He goes over and beyond to make sure my clients know everything going on with the home they want to purchase. He is thorough and I can always depend on him to do a 5 star inspection. Very friendly and does an exceptional job. Highly recommend."
"Andy was great ! He goes over and beyond to make sure my clients know everything going on with the home they want to purchase. He is thorough and I can always depend on him to do a 5 star inspection. Very friendly and does an exceptional job. Highly recommend."
Porch Pro Headshot InspectionSmith
Home Inspectors
Serves Opelousas, Louisiana
(88)
"David was fantastic. He even got me to make a list of things regarding the house. LIttle things to take care of. He handled everything in a very professional way and I'm very pleased with how the report turned out. "
"David was fantastic. He even got me to make a list of things regarding the house. LIttle things to take care of. He handled everything in a very professional way and I'm very pleased with how the report turned out. "
Porch Pro Headshot Turn Key Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Opelousas, Louisiana
(36)
Based out of Opelousas, Turn Key Home Inspection is a home inspection firm that provides roofing inspection, plumbing inspection, and electrical inspection as well as other services.
Based out of Opelousas, Turn Key Home Inspection is a home inspection firm that provides roofing inspection, plumbing inspection, and electrical inspection as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Chances hvac llc
Home Inspectors
Serves Opelousas, Louisiana
Family owned, operated. We believe in customer satisfaction and stand behind are work.
Family owned, operated. We believe in customer satisfaction and stand behind are work.
Porch Pro Headshot Buckeye Boys Property Preservation
Home Inspectors
Serves Opelousas, Louisiana
If your windows are causing a lot of issues, it might be time to have them repaired. Give the professionals at Buckeye Boys Property Preservation in Reeves, LA a call today.
If your windows are causing a lot of issues, it might be time to have them repaired. Give the professionals at Buckeye Boys Property Preservation in Reeves, LA a call today.

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 Opelousas Home Inspectors

228834

Verle was very helpful and informative!

- Devin Thibodeaux
237429

David was GREAT ! VERY thorough

- Lanette Green
228782

Greg was friendly, nice, knowldgeable, thorough, 

- Melanie Russo
224204

Greg was very helpful and went over everything with me since I wasn't able to be there

- Alec Golden
222365

Our inspection was great! Greg was prompt and very professional. My experience was very good

- Robin Ardoin
241607

The inspection with David went very well. We were so happy with how thorough and professional he was. 

- Berkman and Jane Manuel
222504

David was showed up early, and took the time to explain everything we should and shouldn’t be worried about!

- Andrea Carmouche
243357

Verle was great, took his time to go through everything and walk me step by step.

- Judy Roberts
241937

Greg was great, explained with detail everything. And finished the inspection way faster than other previous inspectors ive had.

- Joshua Martinez
222016

David was great! He answered all questions and explained everything very well, loved working with him.

- Darleen Ham
228668

David was very knowleadgable and informative, did an wonderful job and wrote a great report. 

- Keving Paz
227005

Greg did a great job during the inspection! He was extremly informed and answered all of our questions. Definitely recommend.

- Jessica Guilbert

Everything You Need to Know About Opelousas Home Inspectors

How do I know that I found the right Home Inspector in Opelousas for my home inspection agencies project?

Finding the right home inspector for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about Home Inspection Agencies in Opelousas so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right home inspector in Opelousas:

  • Are they BBB accredited? 1 pros in Opelousas are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 8 are A-rated in Opelousas.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the home inspector that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple home inspectors pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

Will Home Inspection Agencies work in Opelousas require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re home inspector job is in Opelousas or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring home inspectors. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the home inspector performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the home inspection agencies folks that everything is in order.

How does invoicing/payment work for most Home Inspector projects in Opelousas?

Every project differs, but you should ask any home inspector for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any home inspection agencies work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for home inspectors to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your home inspector project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the home inspector to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

Latest projects near Opelousas

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Opelousas 70570
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Multi-family dwelling
Property size
3,501-4,000 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Termite inspection
Opelousas 70570
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
3,001-3,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above