Congratulations, you’ve found the home you’ve been searching for. One of the next steps is finding a home inspector to help you close the deal. Where do you start?
First and foremost, all inspectors in Alberta must hold a license to perform home inspections. You can check for this easily on Service Alberta’s website. Many times, you’ll get a short list of inspectors from your agent. That can be a good place to start but remember, the choice is still yours. The key point here is to make sure you do your own research.
Check them out. Go to their websites. View their home inspection experience, their qualifications, and check out any customer reviews. If you’re not sure where to start, go to aphis.ca and use our ‘Find an Inspector’ tool. Over the course of the show, our members will discuss topics that we hope are informative and helpful to you, whether you are purchasing a home or if you’re looking to protect the value of your present home.
Alan Fisher is the president of the Alberta Professional Home Inspectors Society (APHIS). APHIS has been representing home inspectors in Alberta for 25 years as CAHPI Alberta. The name has been changed recently to reflect their renewed commitment to represent, improve, and advocate for home inspectors in Alberta.