For Buyers

buyerA big decision has been made… you are under contract to purchase your new home. Probably one of the most important purchases you will make in a lifetime.  The decision-making process can be extremely overwhelming and confusing to a any buyer, not just a first-time buyer. Now it is time for the home inspection. This is the part of the buying process where you will gain a complete understanding of the condition of the home, any major issues and deferred maintenance. Armed with this information you can have the comfort of knowing you are making the right decision in buying this home or will have the facts to use in reconciling the condition of the home with the purchase price.

Due to the importance of the home inspection, it is necessary to obtain the services of the best inspector. The fee you pay for the inspection should not be as important as the qualifications of the inspector. The inspector should be experienced with over 15 years of actual home inspection practice (not life experience) and hold a professional designation (not one he purchased online for $199). Furthermore, the inspector should have a reputation of competence within the real estate community. This experience backed by a thourough narrative style inspection report (not a computer generated check list) will ensure you have all the facts concerning the condition of the home and the report will have the weight of experience and professionalism so no one can question its accuracy.

When you hire Smart Move Inspections, you are retaining the services of Michael Connolly, ACI. Mr. Connolly, ACI has 19 years experience as a full time home inspector in the Cincinnati area… it is all he does. Michael Connolly, ACI has earned the highest certification available from the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). His reputation is well known throughout the real estate community as a qualified home inspector with a natural talent for inspections. He has completed over 8,000 home inspections, provided court testimony, lectured and trained other home inspectors and realtors and is a nationally published columnist on home inspection issues. Michael Connolly, ACI combines his talent, professionalism and expert reporting skills to provide his clients the necessary knowledge to make an informed decision. Smart Move Inspections service fees generally tend to be higher than other inspection companies. However, they are in line with the level and quality of service that is provided. Never, has one of our clients been dissatisfied with the level of service provided.

Smart Move Inspections, Inc. provides out clients with the exclusive “Picture Perfect Inspection” report. This report includes a narrative report which is electronically available to the client within 24 hours of the inspection. Besides a description of the systems and construction as well as any deficiencies, the report is complemented by digital photographs of all inspected areas and items of concern. These photos will help to illustrate the deficiencies in the home and provides unimpeachable proof of a defect. These photos are of prime importance in documenting areas a client or home owner may not be able to see, such as on the roof, in the attic or inside and electrical panel.