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Are You Protected When You Refer a Home Inspector?

When you refer your clients to Pillar To Post, you are. Unlike some other home inspection companies and many independent home inspectors, all Pillar To Post Home Inspectors must carry E&O insurance.

DON’T TAKE AN UNNECESSARY RISK

If a home inspector you refer does not carry E&O insurance, you could be at risk for legal claims. If the client is not happy with the inspection and proceeds against the inspector, they may include you in the action for wrongful referral. To us, that is an unacceptable and avoidable occurrence. You can always refer Pillar To Post with confidence that you will be protected from such legal claims.

THE PILLAR TO POST DIFFERENCE

  • The Pillar To Post Inspection Report is generated at the completion of the inspection, and we can review it with your client on-site or virtually.
  • Our inspection reports are also available online for easy access anytime.
  • We offer a choice of three exclusive Home Inspection Packages.
  • Scheduling is easy and convenient. Just click, call or use our EZ Book Realtor app!

The Inspection-ready Home

An inspection-ready home presents itself best for evaluation and helps the entire process go more smoothly. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors recommends sellers take these steps prior to the home inspection:

ACCESS

  • Provide keys to any locked areas.
  • Allow access to the attic, basement or crawlspace, garage and yard.
  • Make sure our inspector will be able to readily access:
    • The electrical panel
    • Main water shutoff
    • Water heater
    • Furnace
    • Central AC unit
    • Gas meter

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Sellers should plan to be away from the home for the duration of the inspection, which is typically 2-1/2 to 3 hours. It may take longer if the home is very old or very large.
  • Store small valuables and medications out of sight and in a safe location or consider taking these items with them when they leave.
  • Remove pets or keep them safely crated.
  • Provide copies of records/warranties for any major improvements – furnace, roof, etc. to show when the work was completed.

HOME INSPECTION PACKAGES: MORE CHOICE FOR YOUR CLIENTS

Pillar To Post offers your clients a choice of Home Inspection Packages so they can select the amount of information they prefer. We can conduct our inspections without you or your clients present if you’re unable to attend due to current restrictions.

All of our home inspections include our comprehensive, industry-leading report. We realize time is of the essence at this stage of the transaction, so we deliver it in digital format for convenience and easy future reference.

The Plus Package is our standard foundation-to-roof, wall-to-wall home inspection with a complete report, photos, and a concise Report Summary. It also includes useful tools for homeowners such as seasonal maintenance checklists, a home records filing system, shutoff tags and more.

Our most popular option is the Premium Package, which has all of the features and benefits of our Plus package along with additional services. These include:

  • Infrared scanning to detect signs of moisture and electrical overheating
  • Appliance recall safety check
  • Lifetime maintenance advisory service

This package provides buyers with an enhanced level of information about the home they’re considering.

The Prestige Package provides everything in our Plus and Premium options and also includes the Healthy Home Package. This service provides air sample testing for common allergens with certified third-party analysis, along with detailed findings and recommended solutions to help make the home a healthier place to live.

I would love the opportunity to provide further information on the Pillar To Post Home Inspection Packages – or you can request an inspection from me at any time. We’re here for you!

Pillar To Post – Taking care of your home inspection – with your health and safety in mind

At Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, the health and safety of our customers is our highest priority. During this time, local requirements may require our office to close temporarily but we will be back helping you and your clients as soon as it is safe to do so. If we are able to remain open, we will continue to provide a best-in-class home inspection that helps clients turn a house into a home.

In response to the public health situation related to coronavirus (COVID-19), our inspectors are taking steps to help ensure health and safety.

Our Promise:

  1. If you or your clients do not feel comfortable attending the inspection, we will deliver the report and/or review the report by phone.
  2. We will reschedule the inspection if the inspector is showing signs of illness.
  3. We will clean our hands thoroughly prior to and during the inspection.
  4. We will keep a safe distance, not shaking hands or elbow bumping.
  5. Whenever possible, we will wipe down doorknobs, faucet handles and work surfaces.
  6. We will take all other prudent steps to protect our home inspectors, Realtors, our clients and homeowners from the spread of COVID-19.

Now more than ever, we consider the home to be a sanctuary and trusted place where you and your clients should feel comfortable, and we appreciate your trust during this challenging time. We will continue our mission of ensuring confident home ownership with a particular focus on the health and safety of all of our customers.

Thank you for your continued business, and we will keep you up to date should our operating status change.