Shreveport / Bossier’s Preferred Home Inspector
I would recommend that anyone buying a home utilize Red River Inspections as a crucial part of their home buying process.
- Scott Baker, # 30 Minnesota Twins, Shreveport LA
"You were awesome and gave me the information that I needed to feel confident in the home purchase I was making. Relocating in a new community, the pictures and the immediate feedback were a wonderful tool to negotiate with the buyers."
- Ann Fumarolo, President and CEO; Sci-Port Discovery Center, Shreveport LA
"Candy and I are very pleased with your work, both in quality and timeliness! Your Home Inspection report is the absolute best we've seen, and this is our 8th home purchase!"
- Colonel Robert Maness, Barksdale AFB
"Thank you very much for this very extensive report, it's excellent, excellent, excellent. You saved me from a boat load of problems and money. I will continue to use your services through-out my house hunting process."
- Irma Jean Roberts, Oakland CA
"Your sound advice and willingness to provide continuing service beyond just the initial inspections greatly assisted us through the home buying process."
- Monte and Carie Parker, Barksdale AFB, LA
"Thank you so much Darren. You have saved us a ton of money. Your fee is worth the price many times over!"
- Joan B. Von Herbulis, Washington D.C.
"Hi Darren, you did a very good job on the inspection. What a nice "easy read" the report was; and the pictures helped."
- Leslie Maxwell, Barksdale AFB
"Thank you so much! The report is so helpful & detailed; we really appreciate it!"
- Jeri Perez, Shreveport LA
"Thank you Darren for helping us out. If given the opportunity, we most definately will recommend you to others."
- Jason Colian, Shreveport LA
"Your professional inspection makes us feel confident that we made the right decision in purchasing our home. We appreciate your willingness to answer our questions and explain things to us. We will definitely recommend you to our friends."
- Mike & Mikki Fleniken Bossier City LA
"Thank you for a job well done. You saved us a lot of money by performing a thorough inspection. The report was very easy for us to understand and broken down so that we knew exactly what to focus on with regard to repairs. Your customer service was awesome; we really appreciate you taking the time to work with us over a long distance."
- Keith and Destiney Hall Shreveport LA
"Thanks for the outstanding service. I am glad I was recommended to you and you can count on my recommendation in the future."
- Chris Conant, Barksdale AFB USA
Great job! Molly and I appreciate the thoroughness and detail of your inspection. You saved us from the unpleasant surprise of thousands of dollars of repairs. We'll continue our house search and call you when we locate another "candidate".
- Tom and Molly Wolff, Bossier City LA
Information for Home Buyers
Congratulations on your decision to purchase a home! After all of the time and energy spent searching, you have finally found the perfect home to fit your wants and needs. The seller has accepted your proposal and your excitement is probably growing just thinking about moving into your new home! Call Shreveport / Bossier City's most respected home inspector for an objective look into your new home!
Yes, buying a new home is exciting, but it is one of the most important purchases and investments that you make during a lifetime. Until now, it is likely that you have not spent much time in or at the home. It's likely, in selecting your home, that you were focused on the overall condition and layout of the home, as well as its location, and that your choice was greatly influenced by an initial emotional response to the home. You probably have not had the time to look at the home in depth or objectively. Do you actually know the true condition of the home on which you've just made an offer to purchase? The Shreveport Home Inspector's at Red River Inspection are ready to assist your family in making this important decision!
It is important to take the time now to objectively evaluate the true condition of the home before you take possession. It is also vital that you have a professional and qualified home inspector, like Red River Inspection, conduct a thorough, in-depth inspection of the home from top to bottom. By doing that, you will not be surprised by unknown issues or problems with the home or face unexpected expenses after moving in. You can base your final purchase decision on having a complete and thorough understanding of the condition of the home.
Red River Inspection is Shreveport's preferred home inspection company. As your professional home inspector, I am working for you to protect your best interests. Aside from providing an unbiased, objective analysis of the home for you to use in your purchase decision, I also try to make the whole inspection process as educational and as "user friendly" as possible.
I strongly recommend that you attend your inspection. Although my written, "official" reports are complete, concise and easy to understand (see Sample Report), there is much to be gained by spending additional time at the home along with me as I do the inspection. For one, you can spend several hours (most typical home inspections for average size homes last 2 - 3 hours) looking over the home more thoroughly with your own eyes and probably see things that you didn't notice during your brief first or even second walk through. You can also take that time to ask me questions about anything at all regarding the home.
During the course of the inspection, I will thoroughly inspect all components of the home from the foundation to the roof, inside and out, and will completely evaluate all systems of the home using the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors Standards of Practice. Aside from discussing, in depth, any defects or major issues with you that may be discovered, I will discuss routine maintenance items with you, as well. I attempt to make the whole process as educational for you as possible, not only to help with your present purchase decision but also to help preserve your investment for the long term.
At the conclusion of the inspection, I will summarize my findings for you and give you a chance to ask final questions while we're still at the home. I then write and produce my computer based report, along with pictures, and will e-mail the completed report to you when it's complete. If you donâ€™t have email access I will upload your report to our secure server where you can access it from anywhere in the world. If you have no internet access I would be happy to provide you with a hard copy of the report at no additional charge. After you receive and read the report, I am again available to answer any further questions and clarify anything in my report.
At this point, I recommend that you sit down with your professional realtor to discuss the report and decide what, if anything, to do with the information that you've been presented with. There are numerous options, such as deciding to accept the house as is without further negotiation with the seller, or re-negotiating the price, or asking the seller to fix some discovered defects, or having money put in escrow in order to fix things later on, or even deciding not to purchase the house after all. Your realtor will help with this whole process. If you have decided to have items repaired by the seller prior to settlement, I am also available for follow-up inspections to assure that the items have been repaired completely and properly.
Yes, the whole process of buying a home can be overwhelming and stressful at times. There's a lot to do and think about. Try to relax, though, you're in good capable hands and I will do everything possible to help reduce the stress factor for you. I can assure you, that when my inspection is complete and you've reviewed the report, you will at least have the "peace of mind" that comes with knowing the true condition of your home.