“Home inspections are an indispensable part of the home-buying process.
Buying a home without one is the same as buying a car without even kicking the tires.
Why Smart Homebuyers Hire Home Inspectors on DaveRamsey.com

When you invest in real estate, it can easily begin to feel like you are being “nickeled-and-dimed” at every corner. You may wonder why you should hire a home inspection, and feel tempted to save yourself a few hundred dollars by skipping it completely.

Absolutely DO choose to invest in a home inspection with a professional inspector.

Every home has a story to tell. No home, not even newly completed construction, is perfect.

Radio personality and real estate investor Dave Ramsey says in his blog, “Home inspection is another one of those jobs best left to professionals. Few of us have the expertise to identify electrical, plumbing and structural problems. Combine that with the emotional factors of buying a home, and it’s easy to see why potential buyers are not the ones who need to do the inspecting.

Here are 5 reasons why you should hire Murphree Building Inspections:

Home ownership is one of the biggest investments you'll make.

For most of us, purchasing a home for our family is the largest investment we’ll make. It’s essential that you know the in’s and out’s before moving forward with any investment. The same is true for your home. A professional home inspection can save you both money and heartache down the road. By identifying areas of the home that are in need of repair or maintenance while you’re in escrow, you can negotiate fixes with the seller, negotiate the price, or begin saving for repairs now. It’s simply a smart business decision to invest in a professional inspection.

We are objective, trustworthy, and we always put your best interest first.

I do not work for your realtor. Nor do I work for the bank or lending company. I also don’t work for any insurance agencies. Unlike the rest of your real estate team, I get paid whether or not the sale is finalized. That’s a benefit in your case because it allows me to be fully objective. As a full-time certified and independent home inspector, I work for you and your best interests.

I am a full-time professional home inspector.

You may be tempted to hire a friend who is a contractor or do the inspection yourself. As a full-time inspector, I inspect homes five days a week. It’s my livelihood, and as such, my reputation is everything. Every day I am sharpening my saw, so to speak, by inspecting homes. The experience I gain from inspecting homes in San Luis Obispo County, day in and day out, is priceless.

Side note: Even if you’re handy or in the construction trades, hiring a professional inspector is a smart decision. There is an emotional component when buying a home. It may be hard to be impartial if you choose to do it yourself. I’d be honored to help you with this design, by being an objective set of eyes.

When you call, you'll deal with me. (Not a robot.)

When you call Murphree Building Inspections at (805) 610-9037, you speak to me, Johnny Murphree. I answer my phone Monday through Friday from 8am until 7pm. My business has been built one client at a time, and quality customer care is why clients consistently refer me to their friends and family. Like you, I hate calling a business and having to press ‘1’ for this and ‘3’ for that. Realistically I can’t answer my phone 24/7. But all you’ll ever have to do is leave me a simple voicemail.

Every day I strive to learn more and provide you with a better overall experience.

Your experience with my company, from the first moment you view my website, is of utmost importance to me. I do not take your business for granted. I am constantly seeking new ways to improve how I operate my business, because your satisfaction is my number one priority. That’s one of the reasons I proudly provide a money-back guarantee. Every day I strive to become a more effective and knowledgeable home and building inspector, and to provide a better level of service.

A quick note about pricing

Let’s be honest. Price is absolutely a part of the equation when you’re choosing a professional home inspector.

But do not allow the cost of the inspection to the only deciding factor. Factor in the inspector’s experience level, their reputation and reviews, their qualifications and professional education, and their background.

Do they present themselves as professional and knowledgeable on their website, on the phone, and in any emails you receive from them?

Is their style of communication clear and easy to understand? Do you feel they genuinely care about your situation? Do you feel comfortable enough that you can openly ask questions with them?

A top-notch inspector who takes his time and has the experience to notice areas in need of repair or maintenance is worth spending more for. Remember, there’s no test drive on home ownership. Please know we’d be honored if you choose to hire Murphree Building Inspections for your residential or commercial building inspections.

“Johnny did a wonderful job on our home inspection. He even found termite evidence that the termite inspector missed, saving us money & future headaches. His attention to detail & thorough inspection provided us with a realistic understanding of what we were purchasing in our new home. We are so thankful that he spared us unforeseen expenses/issues before we closed escrow. We highly recommend him!”
Danielle P., Paso Robles, CA

The Murphree Guarantee

Photo of San Luis Obispo Home Inspector, Johnny MurphreeAt 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.