Dear Home Buyer,
Buying a home is a huge investment so having your potential home inspected is absolutely essential. It’s a “snapshot in time” if you will of the property’s general condition on the day of the inspection. Designed to help you make an informed decision, the inspection primarily focuses on significant defects from either a safety or costly repair point of view.
The inspection should be inclusive so you are always welcome to join me as I conduct the inspection. It gives you a chance to ask questions and allows me to provide you with important information such as how to change the furnace filter or how to turn off the water, gas or electricity in the event of an emergency.
Choosing the right inspector is also important so talk with several and look at their sample report to determine if they can convey their findings in clear and understandable terms. Reviews are always helpful from such sites as Google and Angie’s List and of course referrals from relatives, friends, and Realtors are great but always let the final choice be yours.
As a final note, please don’t hesitate to call if I can answer any questions or be of any help and of course – congratulations on your new home purchase.
Richard Cummings, ACI
About Richard Cummings
Oklahoma resident for more than forty years and an inspector for the past ten. Continually meets or exceeds the continuing education requirements of the State of Oklahoma and the American Society of Home Inspectors. Routinely speaks to first time home buyers on “The Importance of the Home Inspection” at homeownership workshops, offered through the Neighborhood Housing Services of Oklahoma, ([email protected]). One of only two post office building inspectors recognized by the Association of United States Postal Lessors in the state of Oklahoma.
- A graduate of the Midwest Inspectors Institute (2007) – Lansing, KS
- American Society of Home Inspectors – ASHI # 247953 (2007) – Certified Inspector, ACI
- Served as “Subject Matter Expert” (SME) – National Home Inspectors Exam Board (2014)
- Completed “Commercial Inspection” course by CDW Engineering of Toronto, ON (2018)
- Association of United States Postal Lessors – Certified Inspector (2017)
- Licensed and Fully Insured – Oklahoma License # 1038