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Hi, I am Mike Smith and the owner of Reality Property Inspections. My experience spans close to 35 years in the construction, mechanical and environmental fields. 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, professional home inspection at the best affordable price. As your home inspector, it is my job to reveal the truth about the property that you are wanting to purchase, sell or maintain.

I am top rated in the St. Louis area providing a variety of Home Inspection services which include: Pre-Listing or Purchase inspections, Energy, Maintenance and Indoor Air Quality Checks. Professionalism, Experience and Superior 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.

I perform home inspections 7 days a week. If you schedule your home inspection from the website, available days and times will be present for you to chose from. I will respond as soon as I am able once I receive your notification. I thank you for visiting and hope to see you soon!

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I know that 10 business days for your home inspection window can go very fast. And during these days, your head is probably spinning also. So let’s just take it easy, breath and focus. During your home inspection window, you may need numerous inspections depending upon the home and your particular situation. Getting the home inspected is only the first step in the process. There may need to be systems that need further inspection, such as the Electrical or Plumbing systems. Scheduling other contractors will take additional time. In my experience, I have found that the four most common contractors you would need to contact are; an Electrician, Plumber, Roofer and HVAC (Heating & Cooling) Technician. And to be honest, these contractors will probably be the most important that you will need throughout your home ownership. So, it is recommended to find a like minded, quality contractor that you might use for many years to come.

A Radon Check is highly recommended. Some homeowners may have already had Radon Gas testing completed. Ask your Realtor immediately about this. The testing itself will take up to 96 hours.I use a charcoal canister element that is sent to a third party laboratory. Once the sample canisters are gathered, it will take another few days for the analysis to be completed. It is urgent to get this started early in your inspection window. An above normal reading is not necessarily a deal killer. Radon mitigation can be completed by most competent home owners for more than half the cost of contractor prices.

Now there are a few other inspections you may need to get and they are a sewer lateral, private well and septic inspections. Personally, I do not perform these inspections. I highly recommend that you get these inspections simply because the cost to replace either would be over $10,000. For your sewer lateral inspection, you can give Cathy at The Sewer Pros a call (314) 821-1600 and she can normally get your sewer lateral inspected within a day or so. I highly recommend Chris at Show Me Soils  phone (636)-629-1788 for your septic and private well inspections. You will need to give them information about the current occupancy and water status.

As far as gaining access to the home on inspection day, I have Supra key access. So do all team members of Sewer Pro’s and Show Me Soils. Supra is an electronic lockbox system for the Real Estate Industry. Supra released its first lockbox system in 1955. The Supra real estate lockbox system is managed today by Real Estate Associations and Multiple Listing Services for real estate agents and inspectors to efficiently market and show/inspect listed homes. If the home does not have Supra, please get any combinations or codes from your Realtor. If you need to have further system inspections by another contractor and they do not have Supra, please give me a call and I will go to the home during their inspection for you.

Go ahead and schedule your inspection today and let’s get the process started!

Inspection Pricing

Your price consists of the home inspection and a detailed inspection report. 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 wet or snow covered roof which would put my safety in question. Your report will be completed within 24 hours of the inspection. When I am 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 your bound printed copy of the inspection report. I personally use the HomeGauge Software which is one the best reporting programs in the industry.

I provide a $50 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 for 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 provide your Realtor and closing agents contact information prior to the day of inspection.

Inspection TypesDetailsPrices begin at
Home Inspections Based upon square footage$350
Manufactured Home InspectionsBased upon square footage$225
Complete Moving PackagesPre-listing and Pre-Purchase$575
Sewer Lateral InspectionCall Sewer Pro's (314) 821-1600$189
Septic System InspectionsCall ShowMe Soils (636) 629-1788$275
Home Energy ChecksBased upon square footage$175
Radon ChecksWill take up to 96 hours for testing period.$125
Small Business Energy ChecksCall for free consultationCALL
Allergen, Mold or VOC ChecksCall for free consultationCALL

General Information

I have taken the time to gather some very useful links for you. Please feel free to visit them if you need further information pertaining to some of the most common situations. I hope they help you. Please be sure to get your local community numbers once you move in. Those would be the City hall, Fire and Police departments.

Home Buying & Selling

Realtor Home BuyingHome Selling
St. Charles County Realtors FHA LoanFor Sale By Owner
ZillowVA LoanSell your home

Health & Home Links

Health SafetyEnergy Efficiency
Local Public HealthCarbon Monoxide DetectorsAmeren
Private WellsSmoke AlarmsSpire
Septic Owners ManualChimney SafetyStart Saving Now

County & State Offices

Franklin CountyJefferson CountySt. Louis CountyMissouri DHSS
St. Charles CountySt. Francois CountyWashington CountyMissouri DNR

Federal Offices

Home LoansEnergy EmergencyEnvironmental
FHA LoanDOEReady.GovEPA
VA LoanEnergystarFEMACDC Lead info
HUDEIADHSUS Health & Human Services