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While our rates are comparable with other true professionals in the area, our customer service, knowledge and detailed reports distinguish us from other companies.
I've Also Inspected Homes In Most of the Popular Subdivisions in The Houston and Outlying Areas Such As:
Shadow Creek Ranch in Pearland, Walden on Lake Conroe, Benders Landing in Spring, Bentwater on Lake Conroe, Royal Oaks in Houston, The Heights in Houston, Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, River Oaks in Houston, Imperial Oaks in Spring, Legends Ranch in Spring, April Sound on Lake Conroe, Champions Forest and many, many others!
Welcome! I'm Bob Lovelace, a licensed Professional Real Estate Inspector in Texas and Code Certified Building Inspector. I've been a Professional Home Inspector in Houston since 1985. I know you have many home inspectors in the Houston area to choose from and I appreciate you taking the time to learn how our services will help you.
I Write Better Reports.
We know more. Check out the testimonials from my previous clients. I work hard to stay well educated and I'm well equipped with the latest technology. The more I know, the more I find, the more informed you are about the home and the more money you save.
We're thorough and detailed. I do only 1 or 2 inspections a day. This allows me the time to do a thorough inspection of your home and take all the time I need. This also means I'm a little more expensive than most of my competitors. You don't want a cheap inspection. As with many other professionals, the more experienced and knowledgeable the professional, the higher the fee. An thorough professional will cost more up front, but save you more than you paid down the road. The cheaper the fees, the cheaper the work. Cheap inspections end up costing you money.
Do you believe O.J., Michael Jackson or Robert Blake called all the attorney's in the phone book looking for the cheapest one they could find?
Still want a Cheap Inspection? Click here to check out this article by Nationally Syndicated Columnist Barry Stone about cheap home inspections.
The proof is in the report. Beware of how some inspectors will tell you "Don't worry, I'll tell you all the things that are wrong with the home so I don't have to put it all in the report." That's a load of Bull! This is just their way of getting out of reporting defects. If it's not in the report, you can not re-negotiate and you end up losing money. The Inspection Report is every bit as important as the Inspection itself. The Report reflects the knowledge and professionalism of the Inspector.The single best method of comparing inspectors is their reports!
Look at the report samples of other Inspectors or actual reports from friends and neighbors. (if an inspectors refuses to let you see a sample report, that should send you a warning sign) Our reports are known to be some of the most thorough and detailed. They're so good, even other Home Inspectors have copied our format and style trying to impress their Clients!
I deliberately choose thoroughness, accuracy and service over the hastily thrown together onsite reports others use!
* Certified Energy Inspector
* International Code Council
* Professional Member: International Code Council
* Member: Houston Association of Realtors
* Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association
My business philosophy is simple. I inspect your home as if my own family was going to live in it. You'll learn things about the home you wouldn't find out any other way. I take the time to explain the systems and components of the home to you, answer any questions you may have and I'm available for questions even after you move in.
See what our Clients are saying about our services...
I'm sorry that I didn't get back to you sooner. We've been pouring over the very comprehensive report that you sent. I must say that the inspection was by far the most thorough that we have ever experienced.
From the specific comments, to the detailed analysis of every facet of the house and to the candid recommendations, we are very pleased with the report. I'd chalk us up as another satisfied customer.
We'll continue to pour over it and will contact you tomorrow if we have any questions. Thank you so much for the extra time and effort that was put into our house.
"We just wanted to let you know that your inspection and report were right on the money! We have been in our home for almost a year now. Your report on our used 3 year old home stated some small problems and 1 problem I could revert back to the builder for warranty coverage. Almost 1 year later we are worry free!
Every issue you listed was ACCURATE. We will definately recommend you to EVERYONE that mentions buying or selling a home. It is not every day that you get good service that you can depend on. You even squeezed us in an appointment to accommodate our closing date and got us the report FAST! We were at the home during the inspection and were ready to leave way before you were. Thank you for your wonderful and accurate service. You are a blessing to an industry that needs more professionals like you! You are the BEST!
Oscar and Carrie Vargas
P.S. Compared to the buyers report on our home we sold, we can not believe all the obvious problems their inspector did not list! WOW I had even mentioned many of them on the disclosure!!!
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help, when I was choosing an inspector you guys were more expensive, but you were willing to look at the photo's for me and answer questions. All the other inspectors that I talked to just said to have them come out and they would not help me without payment first. Because of this I chose you guys for the job and I'm very happy with the results. I will definitely refer you to others in the future.
I want to thank you for doing such a thorough job on our recent home inspection. You were a pleasure to work with and I appreciate all of the informative maintenance tips that you offered along with your detailed notes on repair items. You absolutely exceeded my expectations.
A few of our friends are also building new homes and I defineitely feel comfortable passing your name along knowing that you do such quality work.
As first-time homebuyers, you helped provide considerable peace of mind and took a significant amount of stress out of the whole buying process. Thanks again for all of your hard work."
Mark and Nicole Watson
As a commercial and residential investor, I've hired many, many inpsectors. After watching you work and seeing your detailed in-depth report, all I have to say is 'YOU FIND DEFECTS OTHER INSPECTORS DON"T KNOW ARE DEFECTS!!" You've saved me many times the cost of your inspections.
Why should you choose Bob Lovelace, The Home Inspector?
We're independent. We work for you. We'll give you the straight facts about the home you're about to purchase. You'll never have to worry about me "sugar coating" my findings to avoid "killing a deal."