We are Independent Home Inspectors, certified though ASHI,interNACHI and other professional and related associations. It is very important to know that we are highly revered, respected and recommended throughout the Professional Home Inspection Industry… and by next year, all New Mexico Home Inspectors will be required to have a state license, which AHIis in full agreement for this pending legislation to protect the public welfare at large.
Do prospective home buyers have the right to use an inspector of their own choosing? If a real estate agent tells you that you cannot use an inspector of your choosing, or insists that you use one of their "recommended" or "approved" inspectors, you should be suspicious of this policy. A real estate broker or sales agent who tries to get you to use an inspector of the agent's choice is trying to control the home inspector selection process. Prospective home buyers must keep in mind that real estate agents who receive a commission from the property seller, are working in the best interest of their client, “the seller.” As a prospective home buyer, you are a customer of the agent, not a client. As the prospective home buyer, shouldn't the home inspector you're paying for, be working in your best interest?
How does a Real Estate Agent Control the Inspector Selection Process? There are many tactics used, some subtle and some not so subtle. The agent may discourage the potential buyer from using a certain inspector by making comments like: "That inspector is a deal killer", or "that inspector takes too long" or "we've had trouble with that inspector" or "we don't allow that inspector to inspect any of our listed properties" or "that inspector is too expensive." A twist on the fee tactic is to advise the prospective buyer that they should expect a home inspector to charge around $250 or $300. By advising home buyers to expect these low unrealistic fees, agents are trying to steer home buyers to certain inspectors, or seller friendly because the prospective home buyers might limit their search to an "arbitrary" price range set by the real estate agent.
The aforementioned is a brief analysis of certain practices within the Real Estate Marketplace concerning the Independent Home Inspectors’ professionalism.
We have the respect with most of the Real Estate Brokers as seen on our Testimonials and References’ page.
To avoid any conflicts of interest or liability, ethical Real Estate Brokers provide their clients, the “home buyer,” a comprehensive list of the local qualified and certified home inspectors; and thereby they do not offer unsolicited opinions or show any favoritism in an attempt to control the deal at hand.
It’s the job of an Independent Inspector to give their clients the very best evaluation on any particular inspection and to protect the client’s interest with their real estate transaction.
ActiveHomeInspections is Top Ranked and Top Rated! AHI' Home Inspectors are Qualified and Certified withASHI & interNACHI for the Professional Home Inspectors' Industry. And AHI' is considered by former clients as the Best Problems Solvers in this Industry.
ActiveHomeInspections has received a 5-Star ***** Rating from their clients and AHI'Home Inspectors come highly recommended and preferred throughout Santa Fe's Real Estate market because of AHI's prompt and thorough Home Inspection Service, which includes expertise in all the related fields of environmental testing for Mold exposure, remediation plans, Radon levels, mitigation designs, presence of Lead paint, removal, Asbestos, abatement, etc.
ActiveHomeInspections have achieved one of the best reputation in the House/ Home Inspection field with integrity. The AHI teamare known as "problem solvers" having the qualified skills to assist you, the "client" withSMART assessments to make sound decisions. A Buyer is better served in consideration of their investment that ideally enhances the transition of turning the house into a home.
ActiveHomeInspections' willpreform an active forensic examination of the property that we considered to be a living environment in an active marketplace; to assist Buyers, Sellers, Real Estate Brokers, Insurance Agents and Bankers; and present a fair and unbiased Building Inspection Report along with our SMARTassessments tailored to the present-day conditions.
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NOTICEabout our Townhouse or Condo Inspections...
Please inquire about Townhouse or Condo inspections,' which covers: Interiors, Doors and Windows, Appliances, Equipment Mechanical Systems and Public, Health and Safety concerns. The cost for a Condo inspection will be charged at $299.00; and for Townhouses will be charged at $399.00 regardless of square footage.
Thermal Imaging is a valuable tool that can have a significant impact on troubleshooting and Home Inspection productivity, as well as the bottom line, for Moisture, Energy Lost, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical and most Building applications.
Thermal imaging is a method of improving visibility of objects in a dark environment by detecting the objects' infrared radiation and creating an image based on that information.
Here's a brief explanation of how thermal imaging works: All objects emit infrared energy (heat) as a function of their temperature. The infrared energy emitted by an object is known as its heat signature. In general, the hotter an object is, the more radiation it emits. A thermal imager (also known as a thermal camera) is essentially a heat sensor that is capable of detecting tiny differences in temperature.
The device collects the infrared radiation from objects in the scene and creates an electronic image based on information about the temperature differences. Because objects are rarely precisely the same temperature as other objects around them, a thermal camera can detect them and they will appear as distinct in a thermal image.
Mold investigation is one of our chief specialties and we have a proven reputation and track record as Certified Mold Inspectors throughout the state of New Mexico and Colorado to test for mold spores and detect any mold growth.