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News from our Affiliates Committee...November 2019

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As Home Inspectors, we have you and your clients best interests at heart

Presented by Mary and Werner Stolz, Proud Home Inspections, LLC 

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Hello and welcome to our world, the world of Home Inspection! My son and I work together to give you a good inspection, but so do a lot of other inspectors.  Yes, like the others, we provide you with radon testing and we can even test for mold if you need. But there are other factors to consider in your home inspector. The background and prior experience of a home inspector is one of those factors.

I began inspecting when I was in my teens working for the family rental properties. My responsibility was to check out newly empty units and make sure they were prepared for the next occupant. I spent a lot of time looking for (and repairing) issues with plumbing, electrical, flooring – anything that was needed. Fixing heavy duty waste plumbing in the crawlspace and replacing roofs were a large part of my summers.  

My son, Werner, has been working with me for a while now. He has a sharp eye and really understands the duties and responsibilities of an inspector. I couldn’t be prouder!

Many home inspectors are experienced and sharp eyed. Is that everything a client needs today? Education and understanding are important for our clients.

We encourage our clients to follow us around so we show them issues with their prospective home, but we don’t stop there.  We help our clients understand the importance and context for any issues.  Is this an expensive fix or, as is more likely, is this this just maintenance that comes with any home? Werner and I are here to help your clients understand that most items, while they do have to be fixed, are just part of home ownership.

We are excited to be a part of Three Rivers and are looking forward to our continued partnership.