Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a Real Estate Inspection take?

It varies depending upon the size of the home, the number of issues discovered and the level of explanation needed for the client to feel comfortable. Plan on two and a half hours for a typical inspection but we will take as much time as the client needs. Adding Well, Septic, Water Testing, Radon Testing and Additional Outbuildings will increase our time together.

What does a typical Real Estate Inspection include?

We evaluate the Roof, the Structure, the Foundation, the Heating, the Plumbing, the Cooling, and the Electrical systems. We seek to identify Safety Issues, Liability issues and also things that may simply cost a lot of money to fix. We refer to the American Society of Home Inspectors Standard of Practice although we actually look at over 1000 things on a typical inspection. Our Inspection Agreement provides very specific details. The ASHI Standard can be viewed at ASHI.ORG.

Are you a member of any Professional Organization?

Yes. For 18 years we were members of The National Association of Home Inspectors, earning their CRI Designation, serving on the Board and as Editors for their quarterly Professional Magazine, the NAHI Forum. When they were absorbed last year by the American Society of Home Inspectors, ASHI they recognized our CRI designation. We are also members of InterNACHI.

Who is ASHI?

ASHI is the oldest and largest National Professional Organization for Home Inspectors in the country, recently absorbing NAHI, its most respected competitor. Peter was elected to serve on the National Board of Directors for NAHI many years ago where he chaired the National Marketing Committee. He also founded the Rocky Mountain Chapter of The National Association of Home Inspectors nearly 14 years ago and served as their President for 5 years. While Peter had become a prominent member of NAHI, he is pleased to join the mission and vision of ASHI, being particularly impressed by the advanced educational opportunities there. He remains committed to the mission of ASHI and encourages other Inspectors to come onboard for training and support.

What is Pete’s background?

Pete was a Real Estate Professional back in the 1980’s working with RE/MAX in Denver. Inspired by the need for and rarity of good Home Inspectors in the field Pete received extensive training at the largest Home Inspection School in the country, American Home Inspectors Training Institute.  His rapid success as a new inspector led to an invitation to work as an Educator and Field Trainer for AHIT at their Denver Campus. He eventually left to generate greater success exclusively as an inspector. Pete carries Certifications from Heat Exchanger Experts, from AHIT, from NAHI and from ASHI and stays current on all Continuing Education. Pete has taught in various venues including Pikes Peak Community College for a portion of a Real Estate Licensing Course, ENT’s First-Time Home Buyer Seminars, Local Inspector Chapter Meetings and Business Development for new Home Inspectors. Pete has been inspecting homes for over 20 years.

Are you Insured?

Yes. Welcome Home Inspections, LLC is Certified, Bonded and Insured. This is a great question because only 10% of all Home Inspectors nationally actually carry Errors and Omissions Insurance. Many claim to have insurance but ONLY carry an inexpensive liability policy that merely provides coverage for accidents on the inspection. Like its name suggests, Errors and Omissions Insurance provides coverage for the mistakes the inspector can make and for things of significance that the inspector might miss. Even though our insurance is very expensive we feel it the only kind of policy that actually protects YOU, our valued client.

How long until I get my report?

Welcome Home Inspections, LLC builds a photo record of the inspection onsite so when the Inspection is complete our clients normally will have their digital Report in their inbox. No waiting for faxes, emails, uploads or delivery people. We also deliver your digital Report to your Agent and to anyone else you authorize just with the click of a button. This is especially important for out of town buyers or to those trying to share decision-making with a relative who could not be present. We’re Lightning Fast and include digital photos. Please Click Here to view a sample report.

Do I need to be there for the inspection?

No, however it is better for you if you are. Welcome Home Inspections, LLC is in the EDUCATION business. While the Inspection Report is comprehensive it is only part of the benefit that the Inspection Experience provides. When the client participates in the Inspection, watches the inspector systematically investigate hundreds of items, and discusses issues including maintenance items with the Inspector, the client becomes comfortable with his new home. We encourage you to be present if at all possible. Our valued clients are less likely to feel confused later as to what was and was not inspected. As an added benefit we provide ongoing support to our clients in the event they have questions later, even much later. One of the Greatest Benefits our clients receive from Welcome Home Inspections is our free monthly E-Newsletter to provide ongoing tips and tricks for caring for their house.

What does a Real Estate Inspection Cost?

Our Price for Service is based upon on the age and total square footage of the home and on the services requested. For example though a 2000 square foot newer, local home starts at $299. Our Price for Service for an average size Townhome or Condominium, where an Association is responsible for the Roof, Exterior and Grounds, starts at $279. Most of our clients elect to add our  Environmental Radon testing service placing their total fee at less than $500. We offer Well Equipment Evaluation, Leech Field Evaluations, and many other services as well. For an exact quote though, click on the Schedule an Inspection button or the Get a Free Quote button to the right. You may phone us at 719-622-8808 and we will help you. Our clients consider us an Amazing Value for the Expertise we bring!schbtn