Decode your home inspection report with a Pro

We’re on your side, here to explain the key details and costs you need to understand before you buy your home. 

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Understand findings

Be informed of the conditions found in your inspection reports and get insights from a tradesperson.

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Prioritize repairs

What needs to be addressed before closing vs. what can wait until your rainy-day fund recoups?

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Estimate costs

Should you ask for a repair or ask for credit? Get a home inspection repair estimate.

Home Inspection Report Review

Walk through your home inspection report

30-minute video call with a trade Pro

You received your home inspection report, now what?

Stress-free advice

Home inspection reports can be daunting to review but understanding the findings and prioritizing repairs are key to negotiating effectively and closing quickly.

Understand the details

We’ll walk you through areas of concern, answer any questions you may have, and help you ask the seller the right questions to help you be more confident in the transaction.

Impactful repairs

Negotiate effectively with your home inspection repair estimates by categorizing repairs based on urgency and cost or get a Second Opinion™. Some repairs may be easier to address post-closing on your own (ProHow’s here to help!).

What is ProHow?

Ask a tradesperson as many questions as you want, guilt-free. Get advice planning projects, second opinions when comparing quotes, and get un-stuck when you don’t know where to turn. Remote advice from trusted Pros – built for homeowners, by homeowners.

Multiple Report Review

Review your home/sewer/pest/roof/etc. reports

Customized to your needs

Home Inspection Report Review

Walk through your home inspection report

30-minute video call with a trade Pro

Consultation add-ons

  • Rush fee $35

    Schedule a same/next day consultation (if ordered before 10am PST/PDT).

  • Written estimate $50

    Receive a written estimate following your call with categorized repair costs.

* Consultations start at $99. Reports that are complex, have an excess of defects, require additional detail, or cover luxury properties may incur an additional charge. Contact us for details.

Have questions or need help?

Get in touch using the form below.

We’ll happily get you on track and find the resources to help.

Home inspection review FAQ:

Our Pros cover most trades. We can help with: home inspection reports, pest and termite inspection, pool and sauna inspection, roof inspection, mold inspection, asbestos inspection, structural inspection, geologic inspection, sewer inspection, radon inspection, foundation inspection, and chimney inspection. 

We offer a second opinion on your inspection reports, so be sure to have your report handy when booking. Contact us for a customized consultation where you can review multiple reports at once with your Pro.

Your real estate agent will advise you on potential options based on the findings in your report and your comfort level. Some options are: do nothing (take the property as-is), ask the seller to repair certain items prior to closing, ask for a discount on the sale price, ask the seller for credit towards closing costs, or you may be able to cancel the transaction (in certain circumstances) if you have an inspection contingency.

Of course, ProHow has trade professionals representing most trades available. A ProHow Pro can explain a specific area of concern and help plan a path forward to resolve the issue, whether you need help estimating repair costs or advice on how to do it yourself.

A “DIY” consultation is great if you have questions about a specific topic, you can browse through our providers here. Contact us if you need help deciding what’s right for you.

We want to help you get your questions answered so we recommend limiting the number of parties. This call is for you, the buyer(s), and we welcome your real estate agent to listen in. 

Scheduling can be a challenge, in case your agent is unable to join, they can always review the recording of your call.

Of course! We appreciate you helping make the transaction as stress-free as possible for your clients. Fill out the booking form with the primary contact’s information (who we’ll schedule the consultation time with) and your client’s email address(es) in the appropriate box.

Have questions? Contact us.

It’s very important to hire a certified home inspector. Home inspectors will generally follow the guidelines of their certifying organization (ASHI, InterNACHI, CREIA, etc.). These guidelines specify the minimum to be performed during a home inspection under normal and safe conditions. Some inspectors may go above and beyond when performing their inspection but it’s important to understand what the inspector defines as “in-scope” for the inspection prior to booking your inspection. 

Generally, the inspector will provide a list of “systems” they will inspect and the degree to which they’ll be inspected. This information should be confirmed prior to booking your inspection and is called out in your home inspection report. Be sure to look for and understand this scope prior to your inspection as it will inform you of which follow-on inspections may be required that were not in-scope for your general home inspection.

If you observe defects that were not documented by your home inspector, reach out to the inspector to see if they overlooked including it in your report. Home inspectors take a lot of pictures and videos, so they might have the condition in their archive. Be mindful that the inspection reflects the conditions at the point in time of the home inspection, the homeowner or contractors that came through the house after the inspection may have caused damage that wouldn’t have been observed by the home inspector.

We’re here to help! Did you receive a Request for Repairs along with the home inspection report from your buyer? If yes, please submit both documents when booking an appointment. If you did not receive a copy of the inspection report, please have your agent reach out to the buyer’s agent to request a copy of the home inspection report.

No, we only provide advice. To ensure we’re looking out for the best interests of the homebuyer/homeowner, we do not perform inspections, recommend inspectors, nor perform any repairs. 

Think of our Pros as advisors, they want to make sure you wholistically understand the condition of your home so you can anticipate current and future maintenance and repairs. They will never upsell you on repairs you don’t need since there’s no incentive to do so.

We recommend getting references from your network when looking for a home inspector; find someone you can trust to capture the current state of the home fully and accurately. Yes, you may be in a time crunch to find an inspector, schedule them, and request repair credit before the expiration of your inspection contingency, but finding the right inspector is extremely important. 

Generally, no. A home inspector will only document observations and defects from the day of the inspection.

To remain impartial, home inspectors should not refer contractors to repair defects. Some experienced home inspectors, especially those who worked in the trades prior to becoming an inspector, may advise homeowners on the category of trade that deals with such defects or even ballpark costs (though this is less common).

It’s important to note that these estimates are not the primary role of a home inspector and may not always be provided. Their main job is to give an unbiased report on the state of the property, identifying potential issues without delving into repair logistics or costs.

If you’re looking for guidance post-inspection, our network of vetted contractors can help walk you through your report to answer any questions, prioritize areas of concern, and give you an idea of repair costs based on your home inspection report. Sometimes you need personal guidance for peace of mind, buying a house is a stressful transaction and we’re here to help you through it.