Top 3 Home Inspectors in Raleigh, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Inhabitable Home Inspections
I am a Durham area resident and home inspector providing unbiased, accurate and thorough home inspections in the greater Research Triangle area. I am licensed and certified to provide inspection services in North Carolina. ​Beginning with my time in the US Navy and Naval Reserves, followed by a car...Read more about Inhabitable Home Inspections
118 Citation Cir, Durham, NC
Porch Pro Headshot Little Creek Home Inspections, LLC
With Little Creek Home Inspections, you can rest easy knowing that you've chosen the right home inspector. We work exclusively for you, to serve your best interests and to arm you with the information you need. We hold ourselves to a high standard of ethics and professionalism to provide you with a ...Read more about Little Creek Home Inspections, LLC
140 Saint Lawrence Way, Clayton, NC
Porch Pro Headshot Carolina Restoration Services
Carolina Restoration Services of North Carolina, Inc. has been committed to being the best restoration company in the Triangle. As a proven leader in Insurance Reconstruction, our certified and professional team will respond quickly to your fire, water, smoke, or wind emergency at any hour of the da...Read more about Carolina Restoration Services
5800 Heritage Ln, Raleigh, NC

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Porch Pro Headshot Matt Vedock Construction
Home Inspectors
8312 Covington Hill Way, Apex, NC
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"Matt did an excellent work on our house before we moved in. His prices were fair and work was completed in a timely manner. His patience and attention to detail is fantastic. I would highly recommend Matt and am still using him for additional work"
8312 Covington Hill Way, Apex, NC
"Matt did an excellent work on our house before we moved in. His prices were fair and work was completed in a timely manner. His patience and attention to detail is fantastic. I would highly recommend Matt and am still using him for additional work"
Porch Pro Headshot Marked Improvements
Home Inspectors
6216 Trevor Ct, Raleigh, NC
(4)
Mark Schwarz is the owner of Marked Improvements, is an NC Building Contractor (Lic 77388), and is an NC Home Inspector (Lic 4450), with over 20 years contracting in the Raleigh/Cary and greater Triangle area. Mark's years of experience in home remodeling, renovation and restoration, are the foun...Read more about Marked Improvements
6216 Trevor Ct, Raleigh, NC
Mark Schwarz is the owner of Marked Improvements, is an NC Building Contractor (Lic 77388), and is an NC Home Inspector (Lic 4450), with over 20 years contracting in the Raleigh/Cary and greater Triangle area. Mark's years of experience in home remodeling, renovation and restoration, are the foun...Read more about Marked Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot The Right Home Inspection Services, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Raleigh, North Carolina
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Serves Raleigh, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Capital Home Inspections Inc
Home Inspectors
829 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh, NC
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John Plyler is a licensed home inspector who has served the greater Raleigh area since 1988. He also holds licenses in the State of North Carolina as a residential building contractor, electrical contractor, plumbing contractor, heating contractor, and certification as a structural pest control insp...Read more about Capital Home Inspections Inc
829 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh, NC
John Plyler is a licensed home inspector who has served the greater Raleigh area since 1988. He also holds licenses in the State of North Carolina as a residential building contractor, electrical contractor, plumbing contractor, heating contractor, and certification as a structural pest control insp...Read more about Capital Home Inspections Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Longstone Inspection Services. LLC
Home Inspectors
11010 Lake Grove Blvd Ste 100-109, Morrisville, NC
Longstone Inspection Services performs home and commercial building Inspections throughout the greater Triangle area, and beyond. We can perform phased new build Inspections to catch issues before they become essentially unfixable by the builder and become a problem for the homeowner. Also, Longston...Read more about Longstone Inspection Services. LLC
11010 Lake Grove Blvd Ste 100-109, Morrisville, NC
Longstone Inspection Services performs home and commercial building Inspections throughout the greater Triangle area, and beyond. We can perform phased new build Inspections to catch issues before they become essentially unfixable by the builder and become a problem for the homeowner. Also, Longston...Read more about Longstone Inspection Services. LLC
Porch Pro Headshot A-1 Environmental Mold & Moisture Services
Home Inspectors
PO Box 176, Leasburg, NC
A-1 Environmental Restorations 919-599-9421 a1environmental@fastmail.fm Water and Flood Damage Restorations Flood Drying Mold Abatement Mold Testing Odor Control Insulation Graffiti Removal Sealed ( Encapsulated) Crawlspaces Fire Damage Demolition Crawlspace Ventilation Vapor Barriers Duct Cleanin...Read more about A-1 Environmental Mold & Moisture Services
PO Box 176, Leasburg, NC
A-1 Environmental Restorations 919-599-9421 a1environmental@fastmail.fm Water and Flood Damage Restorations Flood Drying Mold Abatement Mold Testing Odor Control Insulation Graffiti Removal Sealed ( Encapsulated) Crawlspaces Fire Damage Demolition Crawlspace Ventilation Vapor Barriers Duct Cleanin...Read more about A-1 Environmental Mold & Moisture Services
Porch Pro Headshot Misnick Custom Builders & Painting, Inc.
Home Inspectors
9650 Strickland Rd Ste 103117, Raleigh, NC
Misnick Custom Building specializes in the design and construction of high-quality, custom new homes, additions and renovations. We can turn your dream into reality with your ideal home, kitchen, bath, or any other building project you desire. MCB will handle every aspect of your project: top to bot...Read more about Misnick Custom Builders & Painting, Inc.
9650 Strickland Rd Ste 103117, Raleigh, NC
Misnick Custom Building specializes in the design and construction of high-quality, custom new homes, additions and renovations. We can turn your dream into reality with your ideal home, kitchen, bath, or any other building project you desire. MCB will handle every aspect of your project: top to bot...Read more about Misnick Custom Builders & Painting, Inc.

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 Raleigh Home Inspectors

194130

Rick was a Great!!! inspector who I have known for years and I fully trust his knowledge and expertise! I would recommend the work he does to anyone. He is very responsive and quick.

- Chris Teodorski
190125

Rick was extremely thorough and walked me through each item of his 4 hour inspection. The report came with recommendations and a photo report of each item. I&#39;ll never use a different company <br> 

- Christina Rowe
170347

Inspection was very professional.

- Jessica Fraley
188234

Rick was very thorough and able to answer all of my questions. Rick has a broad range of knowledge and was very professional.

- Dick Wright
181567

Rick did amazing. He was very thorough.

- David Bates
172638

Rick was very nice and I love the professionalism.

- Dillon Mangum
112124

They arrived when promised, did GREAT work, and charged a fair price. I plan on hiring them again for another project. Nice guys to deal with.

- Rodger Laws
7528

Excellent value. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent responsiveness in communication.

Matt was a highly motivated professional who left us extremely satisfied with the quality of his work and the price we negotiated. His card is the only one in our drawer for home projects.

- James Staley
17663

Did great work at a great price. He was very professional and nice to work with.

- Mark Rhodes
7604

Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent work quality. Excellent value.

Was completed on time as proposed and cost was as stated.

- Charles Corts
7514

Excellent value. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent to keep appointment.

- alex acevedo

Everything You Need to Know About Raleigh Home Inspectors

How do I know that I found the right Home Inspector in Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh:

  • Are they BBB accredited? 6 pros in Raleigh are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 30 are A-rated in Raleigh.
  • 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 Raleigh require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re home inspector job is in Raleigh 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 Raleigh?

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.

All Home Inspectors in Raleigh, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Dream Home Consultants
Home Inspectors
103 W Green Forest Dr, Cary, NC
Home inspections. Swimming pool inspections. Predrywall inspections. Expert witness. Construction consulting
103 W Green Forest Dr, Cary, NC
Home inspections. Swimming pool inspections. Predrywall inspections. Expert witness. Construction consulting
Porch Pro Headshot Wake Home Services
Home Inspectors
2500 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC
2500 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC
Porch Pro Headshot Sly Ash Chimney Service & Repair
Home Inspectors
8405 Traceway Dr, Zebulon, NC
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8405 Traceway Dr, Zebulon, NC
Porch Pro Headshot Michael C. Uhlhorn Central Carolina Building Serv
Home Inspectors
8514 Hester Rd, Hurdle Mills, NC
8514 Hester Rd, Hurdle Mills, NC
Porch Pro Headshot Heritage Inspections, LLC
Home Inspectors
501 Woodland Dr, Wake Forest, NC
501 Woodland Dr, Wake Forest, NC

Latest projects near Raleigh

Recent projects booked on Porch
Raleigh 27609
Chimney Inspection
Service needed
Chimney Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Raleigh 27613
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,501-3,000 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Radon test
Raleigh 27613
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
Leaking spot inside the house
Previous leaking or damage
I'm not sure
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Garner 27529
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,001-2,500 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Morrisville 27560
Energy Efficiency Auditing
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Energy Audit
Inspection type
Energy efficiency audit
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
3,001-3,500 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Mold test
Garner 27529
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
I need the flashing around an old stovepipe checked for leaks and possibly repaired, and I need an owner-supplied cap put on top of the stovepipe.
Previous leaking or damage
Yes
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Cary 27513
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
To check for damage from recent bad weather
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Durham 27703
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
41-50 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Termite inspection, Lead paint test
Raleigh 27613
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
There are an unsettling amount of wall cracks and wood floor separations in my home and I am looking for a professional to verify if there is an underlying problem that needs attention
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
3,501-4,000 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above