One of the most important steps in buying a New Orleans home, is the property inspection. The quality of your home inspection is going to be directly related to the quality of the home inspector you choose.
How to choose a home inspector
Louisiana has some of the strictest rules for licensing home inspectors, so good place to start would be the Home Inspection Board’s website.
But, rather than just choosing from a list, why not ask your agent?
As REALTORS®, we deal with local inspectors day in and day out. Your agent can tell you who they have worked with in the past that does a thorough inspection for a reasonable cost.
Ask your agent for a list of reputable companies or individuals that perform home, termite, plumbing, roofing and HVAC inspections.
At the end of the day, it’s your choice whether you hire a professional or let Uncle Joe give his opinion, but remember that the seller is going to ask for documentation of any requested repairs, so we always recommend that you use a licensed and insured inspector for any house you plan to purchase.