Eastern CT Professional Home Inspection and Home Services
"The Buyer's Home Inspector"
"The Buyer's Home Inspector"
We are here to service buyers and their representatives in Eastern Connecticut.
If you are relocating from MA or RI, we did home inspections previously in these states.
We are familiar with your expectations for a home inspection.
New London County
The Lewis Home Inspection difference is that we are Independent.
Independent Home Inspectors are not affiliated with any real estate firm.
“4 Reasons NOT To Hire Your Real Estate Agent’s Home Inspector
It might seem convenient to use the home inspector your agent recommends, but here are a few good reasons to think twice.
It might seem smart and convenient to use the home inspector your real estate agent recommends. After all, you trust your agent (hopefully), and they’ve probably seen it all when it comes to home inspections — whether it’s on homes for sale in Columbia, SC, or Santa Fe, NM.
But there are also a few reasons choosing the home inspector suggested by your real estate agent might not be a great idea — especially if you’ve noticed some less than scrupulous behavior from your agent throughout your house-hunting process. But if you do decide to hire the inspector recommended by your agent, here are a few red flags to look for.
1. Conflict of interest
A home inspector recommended by your agent may pose a conflict of interest. You have a vested interest in a detailed report on the condition of your potential new home, while the inspector may feel a vested interest in helping your agent close the sale. While it’s unlikely they would do anything less than aboveboard and risk losing their certification, the waters can get a bit muddied when the agent is involved in the inspector/buyer relationship.
2. Who’s the client?
The inspector is paid by and works solely for you, the buyer — in theory. However, if the inspector and agent have a strong work history, their relationship may feel more like a partnership, leaving you as the second most important party in this venture. The inspection is your big opportunity to understand the good, the bad, and the ugly about your new home. It’s critical the inspection not be rushed or come back with less detail than you need to make a decision moving forward. Watch out for red flags, such as if the home inspector references their professional relationship with your real estate agent when refusing to expand upon details on their report
3. List of three
In many markets across the U.S., it’s typical for real estate agents to provide a list of three inspectors to their buyer clients. Undoubtedly, the chosen home inspectors are professionals who come with many references, but they may also be aware that finding large amounts of inspection issues may threaten their future inclusion on that agent’s list of recommended inspectors.
4. That nagging feeling
Even if your agent’s referral delivers a thorough inspection, you may not be able to shake the feeling that they missed something. If a foundation issue crops up two years down the road, you may wonder if the problem was present at the time of inspection. Even if it wasn’t a factor, it’s likely you’ll never know for sure.”
Please go to our web page Home Inspection Process for insight on selecting a Home Inspector
Interior condo inspection only is $200.
Exterior & Interior condo inspection is $250.
Most single family home prices are $300.
Most full inspections with all home services are $800.
Prices for older larger homes may be higher.
A standard inspection will take 2 to 3 hours. We will provide you with an estimated inspection time so you can plan accordingly.
Home services with a home inspection are significantly discounted
Call 860-208-6297 for a quote
Home services for anyone who is authorized to request them
Home services for condos or any type of home
Prices for home services that don't include the home inspection are as follows:
Radon in air testing $150
Radon in water test $125
Water Quantity Testing $150
Wood destroying Insect Inspections $150
Bacteria only $100:
Standard water test is $300.
It usually takes 3 business days once lab has the sample
For next day service add $25
If you need a water test not listed above call 860-208-6297 for a quote
An Independent Home Inspection.
We don't market Real Estate Offices;
We don't ask Realtors for work;
We work with your Realtor, but never for your Realtor;
We work for the Buyer.
Buyers receive and unbiased evaluation of the home.
Over 30 years Home Improvement and Building Experience.
During the home inspection the Home Inspector will educate the Buyer on the inspection process and the home.
Insured Inspector with Home Inspection License.
Lewis Home Inspection provides Buyers with a wide variety of home inspection and home services. We provide Buyers with a thorough and unbiased evaluation of the condo or home they may be buying. Your report is confidential to protect your financial interest. The buyer is encouraged to be at the inspection so the inspector can educate them on the inspection process. It is important for the buyer to view defects and understand there potential financial impact. Real Estate transactions are time sensitive, for this reason we schedule your inspection quickly. The computer generated report and pictures of major visual defects are emailed by the end of the following day. Lewis Home Inspection serves Eastern Connecticut.
Most customers find Lewis Home Inspection on the Internet or from referrals from previous customers, Mortgage Companies, Banks and Attorney's. Referrals from all are appreciated and welcome. Referrals will not alter how the company conducts inspections or conveys inspection findings.
Provide an unbiased Home Inspection Report
Honesty in Reporting
Avoid and Disclose Conflicts of Interest
Treat all Clients with Equality
Comply with State Laws
We conduct our inspections under guidelines set forth by applicable state standards.
At Lewis Home Inspection we offer a thorough home inspection by a CT licensed home inspector at a competitive price. All major defects are listed in summary on one page in the home inspection report, which makes it easy for you to make an informed decision on the home you are considering buying. The computer generated report and pictures are emailed the next day.
Our loyalty is to you, George is “The Buyers Home Inspector”.
When you hire Lewis Home Inspection in Eastern CT:
Your dealing directly with the person who’s going to do your condo inspection;
You will get a better price since there is no middle person to pay and we don’t have the expense of traveling long distances to do your inspection;
Your talking to someone who knows the area and can advise you on the services you may want;
If you find you need an unexpected additional service during the inspection that we offer, we will only charge you our regular price to come back and do it;
If a contracted service can’t be performed the day of the inspection due to a utility being shut down, you will not be charged for us to come back and do it later;
If you have a question after the inspection you can call your inspector directly, there is no middle person to deal with.