I Live In Thurston County…

If you live within Thurston County, you are in luck! Olympia is where sps Inspections is based out of, and as such has some of the quickest turn-around times for inspection services. YES, SPS Inspections provides home inspection services to all of Thurston County Washington!

I Live In Pierce County…

If you live anywhere inside Pierce County, you are in luck! YES, SPS Inspections provides massively valuable home inspection services to all of Pierce County Washington!

I Live In King County…

If you live in the southern half of King County, you are in luck! YES, SPS Inspections provides home inspection services to King County Washington, but typically the southern half. If you live somewhere in North King County, give us a call anyways and it is likely we can get an inspector up to you as well, just on a case-by-case basis.

I Live In Lewis County…

Does SPS Inspections provide home inspection services to the people of Lewis County? YES, we absolutely provide all of Lewis County Washington with home inspection services, contact us today for your Lewis County inspection needs!

I Live In Mason County…

If you live somewhere around or are planning to live somewhere around Mason County Washington, give SPS Inspections a call for any home inspection service needs you have! Because, YES, SPS Inspections provides some of the best home inspection services to the residents and future residents of Mason County Washington!

I Live In Jefferson County…

Are you a member of the Jefferson County Community? Do you plan on becoming one? GREAT, because we at SPS Inspections provide comprehensive home inspection services for Jefferson County Washington!

I Live In Kitsap County…

Yes, SPS Inspections provides high-quality home inspection services to those within Kitsap County Washington!

I Live In Pacific County…

All residents of Pacific County Washington are part of the greater community that we, at SPS Inspections, services! YES, SPS Inspections provides outstanding and comprehensive home inspection services to all of Pacific County Washington!

I Live In Gray’s Harbor County…

If you live in Gray’s Harbor Washington, you are in luck! SPS Inspections provides home inspection services to all of Gray’s Harbor County Washington, simply contact us today by clicking here to speak with a licensed inspection professional about your home inspection needs!

YES! Absolutely yes, the buyer can attend the home inspection! In fact, it is recommended for the buyer to attend the inspection of the home they are purchasing. This way, the home buyer is able to see the different things the home inspector sees, to ask questions about the home which can provide invaluable feedback and information for those looking to purchase a home, especially first-time homebuyers and those without a great understanding of the real estate industry and real estate transactions.

BUT! It is not always possible for the home buyer to attend the inspection, in which case, either a representative for the purchaser should attend the home inspection in order to relay the proper information back to the purchaser, or the real estate agent of the buyer (just be careful with this one, as a real estate agents goal is for you to purchase the home, and unfortunately, not everyone is entirely scrupulous in their dealings) if they are trusted enough (watch out for dual agency!).
Any party in a real estate transaction can purchase a home inspection. Many home sellers choose to purchase a pre-listing inspection or Move-In Certified Inspection before the home is listed on the market. Homebuyers pay for home inspections during the process of a real estate transaction or sometimes even after the deal has been completed. At times even real estate agents pay for the home inspection as an added value service to their clients (though this is not typical).

Often times payment of the home inspection can be used as a negotiating tool for either the buyer or seller's side. Foregoing a home inspection contingency on your purchase contract could net you a better price for the home, just be careful, I wouldn't recommend this if you are not absolutely sure of what you are doing!
Whether you are buying a house or selling a home, a comprehensive home inspection with SPS Inspections takes an average of three hours.

Depending on the home being inspected, this number could be somewhat larger, but also smaller. Get an idea for how comprehensive our inspections are by looking over SPS Inspections’ Standards of Practice, which identifies the bare minimum of what will be inspected by our licensed and certified home inspectors!
Maybe yes, maybe no. As with home inspection licensing requirements, what is necessary and what is optional is typically decided by the state you are buying a house in. For Washington State, it is not required that your home inspector be insured. Because possessing insurance is not a requirement of becoming a home inspector in Washington State, it becomes extremely important to ask a home inspector whether or not they are insured before you hire them.

SPS Inspections and our licensed home inspectors all carry both General Liability and Errors & Omissions Insurance. This means you can rest easy with the peace of mind knowing your inspection is insured if, heaven forbid, something were to happen where a claim was necessary to be made to the insurance companies.
By far, the number one mistake I find people making in regards to their completed inspection reports is not actually reading the home inspection report! When you scan through the report looking at the pictures and only some of the text, you begin ascribing your own meanings to the different aspects of the report and more often than not create problems where there are none. Make sure both you and your agent thoroughly read the inspection report to completion and don’t make any assumptions based only on partial information.