When you make the biggest investment of your life, you want to know everything you possibly can about the home so you can buy with confidence. We are the right choice for home inspections for home buyers. When you hire us, you will get an incredibly thorough inspection by a detail-oriented German who will gather as much information as possible for you.
Why Desert Diamond Home Inspections For Home Buyers?
|Desert Diamond Home Inspections||Average Inspector|
|Home inspection meeting the AZ Standards of Practice||Yes||Not always|
|Home inspection exceeding the AZ Standards of Practice||Yes||Not necessarily|
|Average inspection time||3 Hours||1.5 to 2 Hours|
|Free custom AZ home maintenance manual, authored by the inspector ($25 value)||Yes||No|
|Unlimited free phone and email consultations for clients after inspection||Yes||Unlikely|
|In-person or Zoom summary and Q&A after inspection||Yes||Not necessarily|
|Certified Residential Thermographer (CRT)||Yes||Unlikely|
|Use of infrared thermography at no additional charge||Yes||Unlikely|
|Verification of low-e windows coating at no additional charge||Yes||Unlikely|
|ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI)||Yes||Unlikely|
|20+ hours Continuing Education (CEUs) every year (Not state required)||Yes||Unlikely|
|High-quality well-written reports with numerous photos||Yes||Not necessarily|
|Friendly, professional, communicative, easy to work with||Yes||Not necessarily|
|NRCIA Certified Roof Inspector||Yes||Unlikely|
|Sewer line video inspection (optional, at additional charge)||Yes||Not necessarily|
|Termite inspection (optional, at additional charge)||Yes||Not necessarily|
|Mold testing (optional, as needed, at additional charge)||Yes||Not necessarily|
|Water testing (optional, as needed, at additional charge)||Yes||Not necessarily|
|German thoroughness, organization, and efficiency||Yes||Unlikely|
|100+ 5-star reviews on Google, Facebook, and BBB (A+ rating)||Yes||Not necessarily|
|Mojo the Home Pro, most adorable mascot||Yes||Not a chance|
Why should I hire you instead of the cheapest guy I can find? You all do the same thing, right?
As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Yes, home inspectors are licensed in Arizona and have to follow Standards of Practice. However, there is unfortunately a huge spectrum of quality and service between different home inspectors. Compare all that we have to offer vs. the other guy (see above), and you’ll understand why we are the best choice for you. Did you know that home inspectors are like wine?
Where do you inspect, what areas do you cover?
I cover the greater Tucson area including Marana, Oro Valley, Saddlebrook, Vail, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Corona De Tucson.
What exactly do you inspect in a home?
I focus on all the important components of the house for you: Roof, structure, heating/cooling, electrical, plumbing. Anything that can be costly to repair or replace, or can pose a hazard to the home or its occupants.
What do you NOT inspect?
For example: I do not inspect storage sheds, outhouses, birdhouses, tree houses, play houses. Also, I do not inspect speaker wires, alarm systems, fountains, irrigation systems, fences. Furthermore, I do not inspect anything that is hidden, obstructed, or would require damage to the home to get to. Lastly, I do not comment on purely cosmetic issues. For more details about our limitations, please review the pre-inspection agreement.
How long do your inspections for home buyers take?
An average sized home of 1,500 square feet will take about 3 hours for the inspection itself. Newer homes in good shape might take less. Older homes with many issues or larger homes take longer. We only do one or two inspections a day to ensure that there is always enough time for the inspection. No rush jobs here.
Do you explain your findings at the end of the inspection and answer any questions I might have?
Yes, absolutely! You are encouraged to attend the inspection for the summary at the end. I want to share everything I learned about the home with you and answer all of your questions. I will not leave until you are satisfied that everything was covered.
What if I cannot attend the inspection in person?
No problem, that happens occasionally. I’m happy to schedule a video call with you to go over the report with you and answer all your questions. I usually schedule such a call for the next day or so to give you a chance to go over the report and prepare a list of questions you might have. I prefer a video call because then I can share my desktop with you, pull up the report, and show you any relevant photos from the inspection.
Do I get a report? Are your reports any good?
Yes. You will receive a very detailed and informative report illustrated with many, many photos, usually by the end of the day, but definitely within 24 hours of the inspection. My inspection reports are extremely thorough and comprehensive. More importantly, they are well written, easy to understand, and edited and proof-read for accuracy before release to the client. I used to be a technical writer and have written many manuals, blog articles, knowledge base articles, and even a book. I have both a technical aptitude as well as the ability to explain technical concepts in an easily understandable manner, Therefore my reports are of superior quality. Let me know if you would like to see a sample report.
Who all do you send the report to?
You are my client, therefore I send my report only to you. With your permission, I’m happy to send a copy to your realtor as well if you have one. I do not send my report to anybody else – period. It does not go to the city, it does not get posted online, it does not get shared with other people interested in the home.
If I have questions after the inspection, can I contact you?
Of course! Just because I have your money and you have my report, doesn’t mean you can’t talk to me anymore. If you have any questions about the inspection, the report, the house, or home maintenance, I’m here as a resource for you. Whether it’s a week, a month, or a year after the inspection, feel free to contact me. I’m always happy to help.
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