THE MOST EXPERIENCED INSPECTOR
IN ILLINOIS SINCE 1986
WITH OVER 12,000 RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL INSPECTIONS PERSONALLY COMPLETED SINCE 1986, THOUSANDS OF FIRST-TIME CLIENTS AND SATISFIED REPEAT CUSTOMERS HAVE RELIED ON THE EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE OF BROYCE INSPECTIONS FOR AN EDUCATED, UNBIASED AND HONEST OPINION.
THE INSPECTION includes:
STRUCTURE and FOUNDATION
as defined by the standards of practice, both in the State of Illinois
and The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
THE INSPECTION REPORT has been praised by our clients, attorneys and real estate agents involved in the real estate transaction as the most comprehensive, yet straightforward and easily readable inspection report available. The observations of the inspection are explained in simple terms and the course of action needed in the short-term and the in the long-term of the property. The report consists of over 500 items noted for the detail-minded customers to the bottom line summary for a quick analysis.
KEY POINTS ABOUT BROYCE
*4-Year Degree: - Construction Technology
*Primary Author of the Illinois Home Inspector Training and Licensing Law.
Brent and Joyce Harless \ahHarless
MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our most popular question is “How much do you charge?” Though we like to explain the more important question first, our qualifications and experience, the bottom line is that most of our fees range from $300 for a condominium to $500 for a larger than average house.
“Why are you more money than some of the other inspectors that I called?” We’re not really when you compare us with our fellow “qualified and experienced” ISBC inspectors (only a handful) in the area. An experienced building consultant not only evaluates the obvious conditions, but also evaluates what other components can be impacted by the first conditions noted. If I had to have heart surgery I’d want to have a heart surgeon that performed thousands of heart surgeries and not just a few hundred, I’d gladly pay the extra $25-$50.
“How long does it take to do an inspection?” The average good thorough inspection by a qualified and experienced building consultant will take approximately 2-3 hours to perform the physical inspection and about another hour to prepare the report. Now I like to start on the outside first, because the #1 concern of a property buyer is “How is the structure? And “Does the roof and basement leak? So let’s start where the source of these potential problems start, on the outside. Then of course, we cover everything else from the attic, to the plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical systems. Then we put all this information in a detailed written report.
“And, yes we will report on any “visible” signs of mold,” but always recommend that any further testing or evaluation for mold be performed by a certified mold inspector, that we can arrange, along with Radon Testing, Termite Inspections, E.I.F.S. or other services needed.
“Can we call you after the inspection?” Absolutely, anytime, lifetime.
Sample Pages of Your Report - 4 Pages of a typical 20 page report
A simple, easily readable format with the general information at the top, a detailed list of the components in the left column, followed by the condition of each component and then a narrative comment. Each report includes a “SUMMARY” page and applicable photos to verify the conditions noted.
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