Top 10 Home Inspectors in Wauwatosa, WI

Porch Pro Headshot Wisconsin Property Inspections llc
Home Inspectors
Serves Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
(1,000)
"We retained Spencer Paul to perform an inspection of a home after signing the purchase agreement. Spencer showed up early and got to work on the roof immediately, accessing every part of it. He then patiently walked us through every aspect of the house he was examining and explained what he was loo...Read more about Wisconsin Property Inspections llc
"We retained Spencer Paul to perform an inspection of a home after signing the purchase agreement. Spencer showed up early and got to work on the roof immediately, accessing every part of it. He then patiently walked us through every aspect of the house he was examining and explained what he was loo...Read more about Wisconsin Property Inspections llc
Porch Pro Headshot Amelia's Home Inspection ,LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
(567)
"John was wonderful! Truly the best! He really impressed me with all the knowledge he had and how thorough he was on the report and appreciate him going over what he was doing. Highly recommend him again!"
"John was wonderful! Truly the best! He really impressed me with all the knowledge he had and how thorough he was on the report and appreciate him going over what he was doing. Highly recommend him again!"
Porch Pro Headshot ProEx Home Inspections llc
Home Inspectors
Serves Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
(280)
PROEX HOME INSPECTIONS IS A LOCAL COMPANY SERVING THE OSHKOSH AND APPLETON WI AREA. John Is a NACHI certified Home Inspector in Oshkosh appleton green bay madison and milwaukee. John has 15 years serving as a general contractor with a long history of craftsmanship and honesty to customers.
PROEX HOME INSPECTIONS IS A LOCAL COMPANY SERVING THE OSHKOSH AND APPLETON WI AREA. John Is a NACHI certified Home Inspector in Oshkosh appleton green bay madison and milwaukee. John has 15 years serving as a general contractor with a long history of craftsmanship and honesty to customers.
Porch Pro Headshot TOWNE & COUNTRY BUILDING INSPECTION INC
Home Inspectors
Serves Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
(277)
Porch Pro Headshot Tri County Home Inspection  LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
(147)
We're passionate about delivering an exceptional home inspection experience. When you hire Tri County Home Inspection, you're hiring a professional fulltime certified Expert Home Inspector.
We're passionate about delivering an exceptional home inspection experience. When you hire Tri County Home Inspection, you're hiring a professional fulltime certified Expert Home Inspector.
Porch Pro Headshot Cream City Home Inspections, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
I would like to become certified with InterNACHI by 6/30 by scheduling and performing 3-5 inspections a week
I would like to become certified with InterNACHI by 6/30 by scheduling and performing 3-5 inspections a week
Porch Pro Headshot Buyer's Edge Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Buyer's Edge Home Inspections is the company you can trust. We understand the stress and emotions involved in the home buying process. The thing all buyers need to know is if the home is the right one for them. You have done the first step, now you need to know if the home has been well taken care o...Read more about Buyer's Edge Home Inspection
Buyer's Edge Home Inspections is the company you can trust. We understand the stress and emotions involved in the home buying process. The thing all buyers need to know is if the home is the right one for them. You have done the first step, now you need to know if the home has been well taken care o...Read more about Buyer's Edge Home Inspection
Porch Pro Headshot Dairyland Home Inspection LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
We provide home inspection services for buyers and sellers including radon testing and mold testing. We are licensed by the State of Wisconsin, InterNACHI certified, radon testing certified, and mold testing certified. We use thermal imaging and are available 7 days a week.
We provide home inspection services for buyers and sellers including radon testing and mold testing. We are licensed by the State of Wisconsin, InterNACHI certified, radon testing certified, and mold testing certified. We use thermal imaging and are available 7 days a week.
Porch Pro Headshot Stephan Krentz      B&E General Contractors
Home Inspectors
Serves Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Porch Pro Headshot Illumination Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

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 Wauwatosa Home Inspectors

52657

Beware of this home inspector. They are not honest people. They botched my home inspection and the roof on a ten year house needs to be replaced immediately.

- Aaron Nuss
259624

John was great and very thorough- A 5 star experience.

- Sarah Dolezal
254149

John was great and very thorough.

- Jim Fell
255852

John was great. he did an amazing job and was very detailed and thorough.

- Lue Vang
229400

John was very patient & detailed. He was real thorough. 

- Jodi Doell
224756

John was very thorough! He was so helpful, he answered all of our questions and made sure we understood what was going on.

- shawn Mcgregor
247000

James was very professional and informative.

- Ryan Kuepper
246762

He was very efficient his report was very clear and detail oriented,very professional.

- Lakisha Stemper
257659

did a great job

- Craig Devine
228342

The insepection went really well.  

- Tiffany Phillips
249290

John was great and very thorough.

- ANDREW WOODLIEF

Latest projects near Wauwatosa

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Milwaukee 53210
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
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
Brookfield 53005
Chimney Inspection
Service needed
Chimney Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
West Allis 53214
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
For an insurance claim
Previous leaking or damage
Yes
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Wauwatosa 53226
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
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Radon test
Brookfield 53005
Home Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Selling or pre-listing
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Milwaukee 53213
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
Just a routine check-up
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Wauwatosa 53213
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
One floor
Milwaukee 53214
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Purpose
Home safety
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Duplex
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Unknown
Relationship to property
Agent
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Milwaukee 53208
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Purpose
Home safety
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,001-2,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
No
Specific services
None of the above