Your Open House Checklist

Whether it's your first home purchase (congratulations!!!) or your 10th, buying a home is still a big decision.  There's a lot to do and a ton to remember. That's why we've made this checklist for homebuyers. It's a great way to quickly and easily compare potential homes before you get a professional inspection done.

A quality home inspection can reveal critical information about the condition of a home and its systems. This makes you aware of what costs, repairs and maintenance the home may require immediately, and over time. If you are not comfortable with the findings of the home inspection, it gives you the opportunity to negotiate the repairs with the seller. Remember, the cost of future repairs isn't included in the asking price!

Before touring homes, print this checklist to help you remember specific items that you want to discuss with your inspector during the home inspection.  

Not every home inspection company is the same.  Costs can vary and so can the level of detail and service. So before scheduling a home inspection, compare other companies to Reliable Home Inspection Service.

Ask questions and compare

  • We have been providing home inspections since 1993, we give you decades of experience.

  • We carry many ladders, not just one or none.  If we can safely evaluate your roof by walking it, we walk the roof. 

  • We don’t just open the hatch or door and shine a flashlight in, if we can get into those tight places, such as the attic, and crawlspace, we go in.

  • We work for you. We provide you with a thorough, unbiased opinion of the home’s condition.

  • We provide you with an easy to understand report with color photos and clear explanations.  There is no need to read through text to figure out what the issues are.

  • All our inspectors are licensed, trained, ASHI certified, or state licensed, and background checked.

  • We inspect the framing, roof and attic, foundation, walls, electrical system, plumbing system, heating and air conditioning systems, kitchen, bathrooms.  We can also inspect additional items and systems unique to your home.

  • We want you around during the entire inspection.  Your inspector will explain the issues and give you tips on maintenance items on your new home.

  • If your a first time buyer we'll also walk you through basic maintenance and operation and answer questions you may have been embarrassed to ask before .  

  • Having a person to call after the inspection for maintenance advice or advice on changes you are thinking about making. 

Psst! If you're buying your first home let us know for a $25 discount. Congratulations!