FAQs

HOW MUCH IS A HOME INSPECTION?

The cost of an inspection is dependent on several factors but we narrow that down by size and age. 

HOUSES

Under 1999 square feet - $375
2000-2699 - $400
2700-3199 - $425
3200-3499 - $475
3500-3999 - $500
4000-4499 - $550
4500-4999 - $600
5000-5499 - $650
5500-5999 - $700
6000-6499 - $750
6500-6999 - $800
7000sq. ft. + (sf X .125)

*Add $75 for homes older than 100 years old.

*Add $50 for all outbuildings you would like inspected. 

*Add $75 for all homes in "as is" condition or highly distressed.

CONDOS

Under 1300 sq.ft. - $300
1301 – 1600 sq. ft. - $325
1601 and above - $350

DUPLEX

$450 under 70 years old

$550 over 70 years old

PRE-LISTING INSPECTIONS

Discount $50 off the above referenced pricing structure. 

WHY IS A HOME INSPECTION NEEDED?

Purchasing a home is the single largest investment you will make.

It is important to learn as much as you can about the house before you buy it, allowing you to make an informed decision about the purchase.

Home inspections can also help you avoid unexpected repairs.

Additionally, our inspectors will note the positive aspects of the home and recommend maintenance steps and tips to keep your home in good condition.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE SCOPE INSPECTIONS?

  • Completed hundreds of inspections - experience is incredibly important when choosing a reputable home inspection company
  • Professionally trained and Certified by the American Home Inspection Institute, AHIT.
  • Professionally trained for Commercial Building Inspections by CDW Engineering.
  • Years of property management experience and real estate investing.
  • Unbiased and reputable.
  • 90 DAY GUARANTEE from date of closing on all home inspections InterNachi Buy Back
  • Licensed Nationally and by the State of Wisconsin.
  • Professionally Certified Member with InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors, InterNachi. InterNACHI holds their members to a high level of competence and ethics.
  • Adheres to the WI Standards of Practice for all home inspections.
  • Technologically Advanced - providing first class digital reports, with dozens of pictures and diagrams.
  • Insured –including General liability and Professional Liability/E&O insurance. NOTE: The State of Wisconsin does not require inspectors to carry insurance. Our insurance will protect you and other parties involved in the transaction.

SHOULD I ATTEND?

While it is not necessary for you to be at the inspection, we welcome your presence and encourage you to attend. We know that not everyone can put aside 2-3 hours of their day so if you are only able to attend the end of the inspection to catch the summary, we understand. 

When you are able to attend, you can ask questions of the inspector directly and you will have a better understanding of the property, any issues that may come up and the overall inspection report upon it's completion.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

A typical Scope Inspection will last 2-3 hours. A Scope Inspection is thorough look at current issues or potential issues. We setup our inspections to help you become more familiar with your new home. Several maintenance and improvement tips are included throughout the 35+ page report and every client also receives a folder with a custom Scope Inspections Home Maintenance Manual to help effectively maintain their investment.

CAN A HOUSE "FAIL" AN INSPECTION?

No. A home and its components will go through typical life cycles and will eventually reach the end of its useful life. Also, a home inspection is not the same as a code inspection. While the inspector will be familiar with the local building codes, the objective of an inspection is to describe the physical condition of the house at inspection time and indicate what may need repair or replacement.

WHEN ARE YOU AVAILABLE?

We are available 7 days a week, sun-up to sun-down, including same day inspections. Please feel free to book with us online, call, text or email for availability.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO SCHEDULE?

You may schedule online and we will follow up with you soon after. Or if you prefer to call the office, we will discuss the specifics of the home and I will answer any questions you have including the price for the inspection. If all sounds good, we can schedule an inspection time that is convenient for you and I will confirm that time with your realtor.

We will send you a confirmation e-mail that includes an Inspection Agreement and a link to pay by credit card.  You may also pay by check, cash or Venmo at the inspection. 

Feel free to contact me at any time for questions that may come up before the inspection. We will then see you on inspection day.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT? ​​

All major credit cards are processed via a secure link after scheduling. We also offer Venmo at the inspection.