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Smart Move Inspections

Smart Move Inspections, Inc., is a Home Inspection firm servicing all of Southwestern Ohio (Cincinnati, Mason, West Chester, Hyde Park, Liberty Township, Hamilton, Fairfield and many other areas). We have been in the home inspection business for over 24 years and have over 13,000 satisfied clients (see the list of homes we have previously inspected). As a professional Home Inspection company we are committed to providing one stop shopping for your home inspection needs. Our owner and chief inspector, Michael Connolly ACI, is licensed by the State of Ohio to inspect for wood destroying insects (WDI) and we include this service (a WDI inspection) with every inspection (no additional charge!). We have a thermal imaging camera and Michael Connolly, ACI is Infrared Certified. We can also complete mold testing on your new home.

Our inspector, Michael Connolly, ACI has over 37 years of experience in home building, real estate, appraisal and engineering and has spent the last 24 years exclusively performing home inspections in the Cincinnati area.  Michael Connolly, ACI is a certified member of ASHI #116394, is licensed for WDI inspections in Ohio. He also is certified to inspect for FHA. Michael Connolly, ACI has also lectured and taught home inspection classes for home inspectors, Realtors and other trade associations. He is a nationally published columnist on the home inspection industry and has experience with professional court testimony.

At your home inspection, Michael Connolly, ACI will call upon his unrivaled experience and attention during the home inspection to detail to uncover and document any concerns with the home. Smart Move Inspections, Inc. uses the proprietary “Picture Perfect” inspection report which features a detailed written “narrative” style report (no check boxes and cookie cutter forms) complemented with digital photographs of all significant concerns. A picture is worth a thousand words and we will take as many pictures as necessary to detail the condition of your new home. The report along with supporting photographs are sent electronically to the client within 24 hours of the inspection (many times the same day of the inspection). If needed, Michael Connolly, ACI will be available for further phone consultations.

The inspection process and report will be completed to the demanding standards set forth by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).  Michael Connolly, ACI performs and writes every assignment (we do not send out lesser qualified inspectors, like some other firms). The time to complete the inspection at the home ranges from two to three hours and then approximately that same amount of time back at the office writing and processing the report for a total amount of time around six hours. Other inspector who complete their reports on site usually have a total of three hours in the inspection process.

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