professional Home Inspections by Certified Home inspectors
CoreSpect home inspectors help you move ahead with confidence!
Home Inspections are an essential part of any real estate transaction. Our home inspectors aim to provide you with the essential information that you need to make to make informed decisions on your next real estate transaction.
CoreSpect Inspection Services is a team of experienced home inspectors serving the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide thorough inspections for first-time buyers, home sellers, and anyone who just wants to know more about their property or plan renovations.
We are your local home inspection team! We have inspections available in San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, and Alameda counties. If you’re looking for a qualified inspector near me then please contact us at (415) 881-8785.
Your home is your most valuable possession and with that comes the responsibility of ensuring it’s in good working order. That’s why we write detailed reports and take pictures and videos during our inspections so you can see exactly what issues were found at a glance without having to wade through a long text-based report. We also provide walkthroughs after each inspection to show you any major issues we’ve located.
Scheduling an inspection or getting a quote quickly is easy. Just fill out the form below and our team will reach out to you shortly.
Why Choose CoreSpect
CoreSpect Inspection Services provides the expert evaluation and assessment that you need for any residential or commercial property inspection.
Our home inspectors are nationally certified and receive 80+ hours of additional training to provide industry-standard property inspections for buyers, sellers, and existing homeowners.
After an evaluation of 400+ points in your home, we deliver a detailed, yet easy to read report of our findings with the CoreSpect Home Inspection Report.
We are the go-to company in the Bay Area for fast, professional inspections. We offer typical turnaround times of 1 to 2 business days but can often perform same-day reports in emergency circumstances too!
What do they include?
Our Home Inspections are designed to be thorough, detailed, and clear. Our inspectors follow a rigorous system of how to inspect the home and analyze results.
Our Home Inspections include:
Home Inspections provide Peace of mind at a fraction of the cost of homeownership
How Much do they Cost?
General Inspection + Roof
Our Full Home Inspections include evaluations of the roof and a detailed assessment of its subsystems including the coverings, flashings, drainage system, skylights, chimneys, and other roof penetrations. We then continue to do a detailed inspection of the complete property to give you a full assessment of the home’s true condition.
Home + Pest Combo
Our Home + Pest combo inspection is our most popular service. These full home inspections provide you with more detailed information about your property. Save 15% when booking both inspections together.
General Inspection (no roof)
Our General Inspections for Single Family Homes are detailed, thorough, and informative. This inspection is ideal when you already know the condition of the roof but want a detailed inspection and assessment of the home’s true condition.
get the knowledge you need
CoreSpect gets you the information you need to make an informed decision about your next real estate transaction.
the importance of getting Home Inspections
Home Inspections are one of the most affordable parts of buying a home
If you’ve recently thought of purchasing a home in today’s hot housing market, you’ve probably heard of homebuyers waiving a home investigation to close the deal rather than another buyer getting the home. Although skipping a Home Inspections may protect you from bidding too much above the home’s market value, without a Home Inspections, you won’t see potential flaws that can snowball into major issues later on.
With those points in mind, the details below will help you understand why Home Inspections are important and how home inspections can save you money in the long run.
Home Inspections typically only cost a few hundred dollars and are completed in a manner of hours. While real estate agents are able to spot obvious flaws that clearly seem out of place, home inspectors focus on things behind the scenes, such as:
- Roof damage: Worn shingles and having too few or too many layers on the roof
- Foundation problems: Gaps between house and trim, large cracks in mortar
- Broken electrical systems: Due to wiring that has gone past its useful lifespan
- Home infestations: Termites, ants, bees, and other harmful pests housed in hidden spots
- Presence of asbestos: A harmful chemical frequently used in older construction that is frequently in pipes and insulation
By catching these major issues before making an offer, you’ll save thousands of dollars by catching issues before they become more severe overtime, and you won’t be paying for the repairs out of pocket. At the very least you can use a home inspection report to negotiate a discount on the home you’re looking to purchase.
What to expect during the home inspection process
- Are there any major functional defects such as appliances not functioning properly or outlets that don’t work?
- Are there any material defects in the property, such as holes in walls, cracks in the foundation, signs of moisture intrusion, or sagging ceiling materials?
- Are there any health and safety concerns such as missing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, trip hazards, signs of mold or bacterial growth, or loose stair railings?
Home Inspections typically consist of a 1-4 hour onsite visit and is a non-invasive process that doesn’t entail tearing down walls and dismantling devices. The inspector only performs a visual inspection of the interior, exterior, electrical system, roof, and other property components. If something is hidden, covered by the ceiling, flooring, or bulky furniture, the inspector won’t be able to examine it, and they won’t assume responsibility for it.
After the initial on-site visit, home inspectors then document their findings in a thorough report containing general information about the house, the property’s condition, the state of each system and component, and notes on each issue that affects the core functioning or safety of the home. The documents also contain annotated pictures to help buyers and sellers understand the scope of the issue.
After the Home Inspections is complete, buyers can adjust their offer accordingly and rest assured that they have done the right due diligence before purchasing their home.