Additional aspects to consider
To fully utilize the inspection, we encourage you to join us.
The home inspection is intended to be an educational experience for the client. We recognize that each client has a unique background and comfort level with construction and general home maintenance.
What separates an average home inspector from a great home inspector is being able to explain their findings to the client, in a way they can understand.
The great home inspectors have the heart of a teacher and exemplary communication skills. At Murphree Building Inspections, we consistently work at becoming a better inspector.
Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a seasoned investor, a handy person who fixes minor repairs yourself or if you have no experience or skills in that area, our job is to speak to you, at your level.
We focus on what’s important. During buyer inspections, we purposefully do not document every single cosmetic issue we come across – such as paint blemishes or drywall dings.
There are some inspectors who put every issue they come across in the report. They do this to make the report appear more substantial.
But the true intention of a home inspection is to find critical or costly defects. We feel that by focusing on extremely minor cosmetic issues to bloat the report, we may miss out on what actually is important.
A bigger and longer report does not necessarily mean you received a more comprehensive inspection. Plus, a larger report means there’s more for you to read, comprehend, and prioritize.
As with many areas in life, quantity does not mean quality.
That said, we do document cosmetic issues in new construction inspections. You’re buying a new home, not a used one, and in that specific case, the workmanship should reflect that.
We’ll tell you if you need a second professional opinion. Very occasionally we come across a potential defect that’s above our skill set as an inspector.
We’re experienced and confident in what we do.
But if we come across an issue that requires an expert’s assessment or opinion, we do not hesitate to refer you to a licensed engineer or contractor, trusted plumber, or professional electrician.
The Murphree Guarantee
At Murphree Building Inspections, we offer a simple guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied by the end of the physical home inspection, no questions asked, we will refund the price of your inspection.
This satisfaction guarantee is one more way for us to demonstrate our desire and commitment to meet and exceed your expectations.