Every house has its own story, even before the first folks move in. As someone who reads houses, I learn that story and tell it to you so you can make a more informed decision on whether to purchase the property.
Beware of the influence of agents in making your choice of inspector. Careless inspectors and inspectors of scant expertise will miss things, report less. Inspectors like these are the choice of agents for you to hire because reports that miss things help protect the agent’s commission.
I don’t solicit agents for inspection referrals. Agents have interests (their commission) that are different than yours (the house). By avoiding the influence of agents, I’m left with only your interests to serve.
I’m license locally in electrical and AC/heating service. My 14 years as an inspector was preceded by 14 years self-employed in the trades, serving all major trades but plumbing.
My expertise as a home inspector, beyond the required educational requirements, is mostly homegrown. I research new issues as I encounter them. My expertise improves with each inspection.
As a home inspector, I cover what I can see, report what I know and research what I don’t know. The state requirements are miniscule and take only about 20 minutes to satisfy. My inspections run from 1 to 4 hours, averaging about 2 1/2 hours onsite. The customized report writing is done offsite, and takes the rest of the day. Reports are Emailed within 24 hours once the inspection begins.
My inspections are thorough and my reports concise. I don’t waste your attention. I write what you need to know and what you want to know.
My name is Marc LeBlanc. I own Sherlock Inspection, serving south-central Louisiana with integrity since 2003. You want me as your inspector because of my expertise in both inspecting and reporting, and because I tell you exactly what I find.