Home Inspection

You've found your dream home in Kew Gardens, but there is one thing standing in your way: a home inspection. As an eager buyer, a home inspection might feel like an unnecessary hassle. In reality, hiring a trusted home inspector to conduct a thorough evaluation of your soon-to-be property is the smartest move you can make before you sign on the dotted line.

Hiring a Home Inspector

One quick internet search will show you that there is an overwhelming list of home inspectors in Queens that are waiting for your call. How do you choose the best one? Follow these steps to hire a qualified Kew Gardens home inspector:

  • Get referrals: Start with Kew Gardens Realty! We are happy to share a list of qualified, local home inspectors with our clients.
  • Ask key questions: Once you have a few names, contact them to inquire about their licenses, certifications and insurance coverage. While you're at it, get a list of references and follow up with those individuals to determine if they were satisfied clients.
  • Find out what your inspection will include: While home inspections include standard aspects, each company might offer something slightly different. Make sure you understand what services you will receive for the price you pay.
  • Find out the cost of your inspection: Everyone wants a good value, but don't select your home inspector solely on a low price tag. Make sure they answer your pre-hire questions to your satisfaction.

What Will My Home Inspection Include?

According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, a thorough home inspection should hit these highlights:
General interior and exterior condition.

  • Foundation.
  • Roof.
  • Basement or crawl space.
  • Insulation.
  • Floors and ceilings.
  • Doors and door frames.
  • Windows.
  • HVAC systems.
  • Plumbing.
  • Electrical systems.

Your home inspector might evaluate other aspects of your potential property for an additional charge.

Get a Referral Today!

At Kew Gardens Realty, we want you to be confident about your new investment. When it's time to hire a home inspector, contact us for a list of professionals who we are proud to recommend to our valued clients!

Call us at (718) 997-6000 or email us here.