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RELIABLE HOME INSPECTIONS, LLC 

4326 Swan Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602

229-561-0777

heresjohnny44@gmail.com   

www.ReliableHomeInspectionsLLC.com

CERTIFIED-LICENSED-EXPERIENCED

        

John R. Schmidt, CRI - Owner/Operator

NAHI Certification 2006167

    "What you don't know can hurt you!" 

Reliable Home Inspections, LLC is a licensed inspection business in the Valdosta, Georgia area.  I am certified by the National Association of Home Inspectors [NAHI] and have the experience of over 2,000 residential and commercial inspections.  These credentials assure that my clients receive a professional inspection by a well qualified and experienced inspector.  The CRI designation [certified real estate inspector] is the highest honor that can be achieved as a member by the National Association of Home Inspectors.  It has to be earned through a rigorous examination administered in Atlanta, GA under NAHI supervision after completing a minimum of 250 inspections in accordance with NAHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.  I am proud to have achieved that distinction.

My inspection business comes from many sources such as mortgage lenders, builders, attorneys, investors, real estate companies, the internet and yellow pages but most importantly from word of mouth from my previous inspection clients.  Because of this diversity of business referrals, I am able to pledge my complete loyalty to each of my clients and to them alone.  

   

My inspection service extends beyond the Valdosta area to an approximate 50 mile radius of Valdosta.  I inspect new construction, pre-owned homes, manufactured homes, light commercial properties, condominiums, and apartment buildings.  Conventionally listed real estate, for sale by owner [FSBY], investment property, repossessions and foreclosures are all common in my inspection business.  I have conducted numerous inspections for military clients who were stationed at locations such as England, Germany, Alaska and Hawaii through use of the internet.  

 

THE INSPECTION

 

A home is comprised of a large number of major systems or components as well as minor components that are included in the inspection.  The NAHI standards of practice are used to define the duty, conditions and limitations for each inspection and may be viewed at www.nahi.org.  [Light commercial inspections are defined by the ASTM E-2018-01 guide for property condition assessment].

 

The following list broadly outlines the major systems and components that are inspected:

WORK SHEETS

 

These major systems and components are expanded and included in the ten professionally prepared work sheets that I use to inspect the home or business.  The work sheets are continuously improved on to best reflect construction in the South Georgia area from the distant past to the current time.  The work sheets are designed to list every system, component or feature in a home so that the inspector has an organized approach to the inspection process and nothing is overlooked.

 

Color digital pictures are taken for every inspection and are used to illustrate a defect or deficiency that is brought forward in the report.

 

Clients are always encouraged to be present for the inspection.

 

CLICK HERE FOR AN EXAMPLE OF THE 10 WORK SHEETS USED FOR EACH INSPECTION

 

THE INSPECTION REPORT

 

The Inspection Report is completed on computer in narrative form so that each issue is discussed individually rather being given a handful of check sheets for you to interpret.  Most issues are illustrated with a color photo to assure that it is well communicated to all the parties involved.  The narrative section, work sheets, photos and other data collected are used to develop the unique report for your prospective home.

 

All of the Inspection Summaries include a general comments section that lists the age, size, condition and manufacturer of the major systems such heating and air, plumbing, electrical, structural, roof cover, siding, and insulation/ventilation, etc.  This is done so that you have the most information possible about those systems and components that may incur significant repair/replacement costs going forward even though they are currently functioning normally.

 

The inspection report is emailed to you typically the same day of the inspection.  The report has four parts that include the narrative report with photos, general comments, additional information regarding the inspection and a copy of the pre-inspection agreement. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR AN INSPECTION REPORT EXAMPLE

PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT

A pre-inspection agreement is standard protocol for any knowledgeable and reputable inspector.  This agreement provides the client[s] with important information regarding the home inspection so that the client understands what to expect from the inspection.  It also provides him or her with the opportunity to ask questions prior to the inspection itself.

CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE PRE-INSPECTION AGREEMENT

 

WHY SELECT ME AS YOUR INSPECTOR?

 

HOW MUCH DOES AN INSPECTION COST?

 

The cost of an inspection can vary depending on several major factors but cost alone should never be the single determining factor in your choice of an inspector.  Choosing the best qualified rather than the lowest cost inspector is a much better approach to making a selection when the amount of your investment is taken in to consideration.  I accept cash, checks, money orders and all of the major credit cards.  The other factors that should be considered are:

 

 

Please call or email me for a free quote

229-561-0777

heresjohnny44@gmail.com

 

Reliable Home Inspections, LLC

4326 Swan Drive

Valdosta, GA  31602

 

"What you don't know can hurt you!"