The cost of a typical homebuyer’s inspection depends on several factors, such as:
- the square footage of the home you are buying
- the inspection package you choose
- which additional inspections/testing you choose
- how qualified the inspector is
- how seriously the inspector takes his or her obligation to protect your interests
- the inspector’s relationship with your real estate agent
INSIDER TIP FOR HOMEBUYERS
Another factor that plays into how much your inspection will cost is the relationship between the inspector and other real estate professionals involved in your real estate purchase.
Inspectors that rely heavily on referrals from real estate agents and mortgage lenders to stay in business will often charge less for their inspection services.
However, what may seem like a good deal at first, actually comes with a hidden price.
One that could be very expensive for you as the homebuyer.
If your inspector is heavily dependent on continuing to get referrals from a real estate office, who’s interest is he going to be more concerned with?
Your’s? Or the people he relies on to stay in business.
Most real estate agents put their clients’ best interests ahead of their own. Not all, but most.
However, the fear of being blacklisted as a ‘deal killer’ is a very real threat in the minds of inspectors who rely on client referrals from real estate agents for their very survival.
One of the reasons Brothers was founded was to eliminate this conflict of interest in order to provide homebuyers with inspectors who are committed to delivering truly objective inspection reports that provide you with all the information you should have before closing on your new home.
While we have tremendous relationships with real estate agents, and mortgage lenders all over Denver, our company does not depend on referrals or recommendations from them for a significant part of our business.
So when your real estate agent recommends using Brothers as your inspection company, you can be sure that they have your best interests at heart.
Now… to answer the question regarding how much a house inspection costs in Denver.
Most well-known, reputable inspection companies typically charge around $300 for a ‘basic’ inspection.
However, the ‘basic’ inspection does not include several of the most important items that most homebuyers want tested and inspected.
Most homebuyers choose to include the following additional inspections and testing:
- Sewer Scope
- Radon Testing
- Mold Testing
- Termite & Pest Inspection
- Water Quality
- Infrared Scan
Why Are These Additional Inspection Services Important?
Failing to include these additional inspections can leave you exposed to anywhere from $2,500 to over $20,000 in unplanned expenses for issues that could have been identified prior to closing on your new home.
Adding It All Up
Since most homebuyers choose to include the additional inspections and testing above, the actual cost of a typical inspection in Denver will range from $950 to $1,200.