Hi, I am Mike Smith and the owner of Reality Property Inspections. My experience spans close to 40 years in the construction, mechanical and environmental fields. As your home inspector, I will do my best to reveal the truth about the property that you want to purchase, sell or maintain. I understand that a clean and safe home will provide you and your family with a healthy environment to live and grow in. My goal is to provide you with the highest quality home inspection at the best affordable price.
I provide a variety of home Inspection services in the St. Louis Metro area. They include Pre-Listing or Pre-Purchase Inspections, Home Energy Savings, and Radon Testing. My job is to provide you with a general overall inspection of the home. I have a working knowledge of many trades and will give you an overview of the home’s condition. Any areas of concern that are deemed significant should be further evaluated by an expert in that field. By following the advice or recommendations, you will be making an informed decision instead of an emotional one, which could be quite costly in the long run.
Professionalism, Experience and Quality Home Inspections are at the heart of my business philosophy. Your satisfaction is my number one priority. And with that being said, I have a 100% satisfaction guarantee to make sure of that.
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I know that 10 business days for your inspection window can go very fast. And during this time, your head is probably spinning also. So let’s just take it easy, breath and focus. Getting the home inspected is the first step in the process. You may also want to get a Radon Inspection. Radon Gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer next to smoking. You can’t see it or smell it. The only way to know is to test for it. Please take care of your family and have the testing completed. A Radon Inspection will only take a few hours to complete.
A few other systems you may want to get inspected are the sewer lateral, private-well and septic system. I highly recommend that you get these because the cost to replace either of these systems would be over $5000. For your sewer lateral inspection, you can give Cathy of The Sewer Pros a call at (314) 821-1600 and she can normally get your sewer lateral within a day or so. You can also get in touch with Chris at Show Me Soils for your septic and private-well inspections. You can call him at (636)-629-1788. You will need to give them both some basic information about the current occupancy and water status of the home.
As far as gaining access to the home on inspection day, I do have Supra Key access. Supra is an electronic lockbox system for the Real Estate Industry. If the home does not have Supra, please get any combinations or codes from your Realtor. If you need to have a contractor check something out after your home inspection and they do not have Supra, please give me a call and I can go to the home during their inspection for you.
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The home inspection itself is based upon the actual square footage of the home. For obvious reasons, a larger home will cost more to inspect. All areas of the home that are accessible on the day of inspection will be inspected for any system or component defects. Some areas may not be inspected for many reasons, an example would be a very steep or snow-covered roof which would put my safety in question. Your inspection report will be completed within 24 hours. When completed, I will send you and your Realtor (with your permission) a PDF copy by email so that your inspection process may continue. Within a week, you should receive a bound printed copy.
I provide a home inspection discount for all First Responders (EMS, Fire, and Police), Military Personnel (Active Duty, Reserve, and Veterans) and to those who are age 59 and above. The coupon below is not applicable to this discount.
Payment is due on the day of the Inspection. I accept cash, checks, money orders and most major credit cards using the Square Reader. If you need to make payment at closing, please inform me and I will send you an authorization form to be signed and given to the closing agent.
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