All home inspection companies are not created equal. After almost 20 years in real estate I’ve seen it all. I’d like to point out a few things that I think may help for you to distinguish if a home inspection company is reputable. The first thing you should ask when talking to inspectors is are they a licensed and certified ASHI inspector? Check out their online and social media prescience to look at how professional the company is. Do they have a professional website? Do they arrive in uniform with marked vehicles making them easily identifiable? Do they deliver an electronic report with photos? I’ve seen it all, some inspectors hauling in a printer to print the report on site. Some that email it to you immediately and others that tell you to expect the report in 24-48 hours. I’d prefer my clients to receive the report by email immediately following the inspection. I strongly suggest you verify that they have both errors and omissions and general liability insurance, which covers the agent and the inspector. Consider how convenient it is to work with them. Do they make the experience easier with online scheduling? Do they text or email reminders about the inspection? Do they schedule any additional inspections that would be requested by the client, like pest and radon inspections? Septic and or well? Each of these criteria will help enhance the client’s overall home-buying experience.
Tracy was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and The Ellis’ were the #1 Team at RE/MAX Edge in Chesterfield when they made the move to KW Chesterfield. The Ellis’ have listed and or sold over $200,000,000 in real estate. Tracy has been a member of LuxuryRealEstate.com, and is now a member of KW LUXURY International. This will insure exposure internationally to The Rick & Tracy Ellis Team’s luxury listings. Having their own magazine, they learned quickly the importance of photography! The Rick & Tracy Ellis Team have taken technology to the highest level with aerial photography/aerial video, night time photos, HDR, Matterport and aerial video of their listings. Rick & Tracy realize the importance of marketing their listings to the largest possible audience, so they started doing a weekly radio show over 5 years ago. Now they have 2 weekly radio shows, you can tune in to “The Rick & Tracy Ellis Show” every Saturday at 4 PM and Sunday at 10 AM on FM NEWS TALK 97.1. Rick & Tracy make effective use of Social Media by promoting their listings on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, SoundCloud, LinkedIn, E-Newsletter and they’ve created and published their own magazine, Tracy Ellis: A Guide to Luxury Real Estate which you’ll find in over 100 businesses through out St. Louis. Tracy knows the importance of networking with Top Producing Real Estate Agents all over the U.S. and has trained with top Realtors in New York, Miami and CA.