Home Tips August 23, 2022

What You Should Know About Home Inspections

Expert home inspector Kurt Jefferies answers your top questions.

Today I’m talking to Kurt Jefferies with the Compass Home Inspection Company. He’s an industry expert who’s been in business for 13 years, worked with some of the biggest companies in the area, and started his own recently. He’s here to answer all your pressing home inspection questions.


1. Why you need a home inspection?

-An informative home inspection can be the determining factor that makes you choose your next home


2. What’s the biggest thing that could be wrong with your new home?

-Foundation distress needing repair can be costly and a headache.

-Major plumbing issues that lie beneath the surface of the home can be very costly to repair and lead to other issues


3. It’s all about educating and adding value for our clients. How do we do that?

-It’s never satisfying to find things wrong with a home. It’s only satisfying when client finds the right. What we find, helps them find it.


You can watch the full video above or skip to each section using the timestamps provided:

0:00 — Introducing Kurt Jefferies

0:47 — Why is it critical to have a home inspection?

1:56 — Inspectors usually have access to super keys

2:38 — The buyer is welcome at the inspection

4:20 — What are the critical items in a home inspection?

5:44 — It’s important to have a perspective based on the age of the home

6:36 — Wrapping up

If you have any questions about inspections or other topics you’d like me to cover, feel free to call or email me. I’d love to hear from you.