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How long should it take it to inspect a 2,000 sf single family home?

1 to 2 hours
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Question: How long should it take it to inspect a 2,000 sf single family home?
Top Answer (62% of 277 votes): 2 to 3 hours.

Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Each house is unique and will take varying amounts of time to complete. A Certified Master Inspector will take more time because they are typically more thorough. Older houses, a house with lots of issues, etc. will all determine how long an inspection takes.
Shacks & Shanties Inspection Services
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Your home inspection will be a non-invasive, visual examination of all attainable areas of the home your looking to buy or sell. It is designed to target on the performance and conditions of the home, rather than codes, cosmetic or design matters. The home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those material deficiencies observed on the day of the inspection. If there is a home inspection contingency in your offer, reported shortcomings can help you renegotiate with the seller to fix certain items, drop the price or simply walkaway!
Reality Property Inspections
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Our rule of thumb for scheduling is 1,000 sq/ft per hour.
Superior Inspection Services
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: 2.5-3 hours is pretty typical. Some take a little longer. Beware if your inspector says the inspection will take 2 hours or less.
Superior Home Inspections
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: A good home inspector takes there time to inspect a home, so they do not miss anything.
Corpus Christi Home Inspections
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Older homes typically take a bit longer.
Safeguard Home Inspection, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: It takes as long as it takes. If you have questions I want to give you the answers you deserve
TnT Home Inspections
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: A 2,000 square foot home will take approximately 2.5 - 3 hours to inspect.
Heritage Inspectors
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Although most homes will vary in size and the number of system they contain. The time it takes to do a thorough inspection will depend upon the qualified professional you hire and his or her sytem and rules. There are home inspectors and there are Certified Professional Home Inspectors... You simply have to do your due diligence in selecting the right one.
DC HOME INSPECTIONS
ProMatcher
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: A quality inspection, where detail and scrutiny is practiced should take 3 - 3.5 hours to perform.
Vital Home Inspections LLC
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: Any less time would raise a flag inspector was not thorough enough and may have missed something or downplayed a condition
MDJ Inspection Services LLC
Answer: 5+ hours
Explanation: I will spend up to hour on the phone and looking over records at the city, then i will send four to five hours gathering my facts on a home. then another hour or two building a full report on a home.
Property Repair Service & Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: This time frame includes a complete report sent electronically to the customer and any other party specified by the customer.
Kairos Home Inspections
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: A good inspection takes 3 to 4 hours for the inspection with another 2 hours back at the office writing up the report.
Royalty Home Solutions, Inc
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: A normal home inspection should take on average 3-4 hours when done right. However if the home is new, it may take less time. On the other hand, if it is really old, it may take longer.
Blackland Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: A thorough inspection is always appreciated by all the interested parties.
Inspection Pro
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: Including the roof and exterior, printing and going over the report with the client.
House Call Home Inspections
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: To get a thorough and accurate visual inspection of this size home with pictures for the report this is a pretty standard time frame.
Meadow Brook Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: 5+ hours
Explanation: a full inspection avg. about 6 to 8 hrs.
Huskey Home Inspection, LLC
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: If a home inspector is doing a thorough inspection the inspection typically would take 2-3 hours.
BurCan Dynamics LLC
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: An average home inspection lasts 3.5 hours but there are times that it may go longer each property is different.
Able Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 to 2 hours
Explanation: Your inspector should perform a detailed inspection of the property checking the exterior as well as the interior of the home. We take multiple pictures and provide our clients with a detailed emailed report outlining our findings.
Rhino Property Inspections, LLC
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Less with my assistant
Allied Services Home Inspection
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Other factors could increase tissue time such as added testing or difficult to reach crawl spaces or attic areas.
Millyard Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: You should give your self about 2 hours for the inspection and the summary review of what the inspector has uncovered.
TAP Inspections
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Time varies of course, but this should cover most examples.
Brewer Contract Consulting
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: There are a lot of areas that need to be inspected and they all take a fair amount of time.
Gilded Leaf Home Inspections LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: A thorough and detail home inspection by experience should take no less than 3 hours. However, if other ancillary items are included the inspection can extend for a few more hours.
HOME INSPECTOR USA
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: A fully complete home with all mechanical equiptment in place should take at a minimum 3 hours to complete a full home inspection. A home is comprised of many different systems and it takes time to complete a full inspection. I recently performed an inspection for a client who had their agent present with them at the inspection. The agent was new to real estate and this was their 2nd time representing a client who was purchasing the home. About 2 hours into the inspection (mind you the home was roughly 3000 sqaure feet) they asked me how much longer it would take. When I replied "I feel we are nearing the half way mark" I was countered with "well last time I was at an inspection it only took 2 hours." It took one question from me to make them realize what kind of inspector they had on their first deal, "well did they run the dishwasher?" The long pause and the um response I recieved told me everything I needed. I will not cut an inspection short or rush through. My reputation is too valuble to me.
Morrow Inspection Services, PLLC
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: A good inspector can cover 1000 sqft in an hour to hour and a half
Pacific Inspection Group
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: A 2000 Sf home should take between 2 and 3 hours. This can change based on the condition of the home and may increase or decrease.
Best Choice Inspections
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Typically an inspection on 2000sf will last 2 hours. The length of time often increases with the age of the home. This can push the inspection to 3+ hours on occasion.
Look First Homes, LLC
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: Inspections are very detailed and quality inspectors dont worry about time, instead quality.
Riverbend Property Inspections LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Depending on the condition of the property and whether it's a slab home, crawl space, or basement.
Mosher Home Inspection Service, LLC
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Is the home occupied or unoccupied this is just a few things that will determine how long a home inspection will last.
HomeRun Certified Inspections,LLC
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: The typical time frame for the inspection of a single family home of 2,000 sf is usually in the 2 to 3 hour range. ECI Inspections sets aside a block of 3 hours per inspection but will add time if the home is especially large or there are other factors that would lengthen the inspection time.
ECI Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: This is always a good question and will not only vary by inspector but it will vary by house and client. Some inspectors are in a hurry - get it done, get out and onto the next one. Not our company we are done when all of your questions are answered and your are comfortable with the inspection. If the buyers don't come to the inspection we can do it faster. If the buyers have allot of questions it slows the inspection down, however we encourage questions and we encourage the buyer to follow us while we do the inspection. Some inspection companies hate this and discourage it.
Honest Home Inspections & Milwaukee Mold Inspector
Answer: 1 to 2 hours
Explanation: A good experienced home Inspector should be in and out in approximately an hour or two, depending on access to areas. Remember the Homer Inspector also spends another hour or two documenting results and creating the report.
Solution Man LLC.
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: Time depends on the inspector and the ability to get to all areas of the home. We believe 2-3 hours is a minimum for all we need to look at.
Master Building Inspectors
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: There are exceptions to every rule when it comes to estimating time frames for the inspection itself. A new construction sounds faster but many components could be installed wrong or missing. On the other hand an older house you may expect a lot of defects but it may have been recently remodeled.
840 Inspections
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: Depending on the age of the house, some homes take longer because there is more to see, we stay on the job until we have completed our standards of practice check list. There is no extra chagre for this.
Home Inspection Solutions
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: Thoroughneess (noun)- executed without negligence or omissions. Extremely attentive to accuracy and detail. This definition takes time to achieve.
Ray REI
ProMatcher
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: Typically, every home has a kitchen, a bathroom, etc. in common no matter the size of the house. Townhouses and condos typically take 2-3 hours and normally 3-4 for single family homes.
Rightway Residential Home Inspections
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Depends maybe under 2 hrs on newer home that is well maintained. Following the standards of practices an inspector is required to review the foundation, walls, roof, attic, windows, drainage, HVAC systems, check accessible plumbing, operate HVAC systems, built-in appliances- this just cant be done effectively for most homes this size in less than 2 hrs.
MTK Inspection Services
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Average home inspection should take about 2 hours. If many defects are presented the inspection will take longer.
Del Fine Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: If the inspection is done properly it will take about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
Certified Real Estate Inspectors
Answer: 1 to 2 hours
Explanation: A typical home inspection Should only last 1-2 hours at most. The good inspector has a set sequence of items that he or she is looking for. Keep in mind there is always time to ask questions as the inspection progresses. Most time the Inspector will point things out to the client as they go along.
ABC Home Inspections LLC
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: The more problems that are found the longer it should take to go through an inspection.
Your Home Property Consultants
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Knowledge is power. I'm not there to justify my existence. My experience allows me to skip the obvious and concentrate on what is not blatantly visible.
A Better Choice Home Inspection, Co
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: On the average each home inspection is different. But it should average 3 hours
House detective
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Normally it would take about 3 hours, but not all homes are in the same condition and it may take longer.
A Balance Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: A comprehensive inspection should entail this much time. Along with the written report and discussions. We are available any time after the inspection for questions and cost analysis.
American Home & Environmental
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: If proper due diligence and research on the part of the inspector is done ahead of time 2 hours is plenty of time for a 2000 sq.ft. home.
Epoch Property Inspections
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: A home Inspection typically takes 2 1/2 to 3 hours for this size of a home.
Rife Home Inspections LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: depending on the age of the home
Thomas Property Services
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: A home inspection usually last about three hours regardless of the size of the home.
Kent Trader, LLC. Inspection Services
Answer: 1 to 2 hours
Explanation: On the average
Henson Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 to 2 hours
Explanation: Depending on the size this is an average time limit
A & H PROPERTIES
Answer: 4 to 5 hours
Explanation: This GREATLY depends on the condition of the home.
Clodfelter Home Inspections
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: A good home inspection should take around 3 hours. Older homes may take over 3 hours. Some realtors may not like a long inspection as they generally need to be there. Always remember the inspector works for you alone, not the realtor, and should never be pressured by an agent.
North Dynamic Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: If the home is in poor condition, it could take longer.
Horizon Home Inspections
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: 3-4 hours depending on age
G M M Property Inspections
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: We have a 1000 point checklist and use a process when inspecting a home very efficient.
Hancock Consulting & Inspections, PLLC
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Really depends on the home and condition at time of inspection... Inspection times vary per property
AHI Residential & Commercial Inspections
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: I don't race through a property. My inspections take a minimum of four hours to complete.
Four County Home Inspection Service, LLC
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: A 2000 sf home should take about 2-3 hours with a client walk-through of the home.
Brighton Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Average one hour per 1,000 square feet
OnSite Home Inspection, LLC
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: Every 1000 sq ft is supposed to take around 1 and a half hours or so.
A&T Home Inspections, Inc.
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: My actual answer for this question is based on the condition of the home. While we always note the positive aspects of the home as well as any deficiencies, the more we find, the more narrative the report including photographs.
Connected Services Group, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: our attention to detail of all areas and components of house will require 2 to 3 hours to perform
Phoenix Home Inspections LLC
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: The inspection should take anywhere from 2-4 hrs depending on the age & overall condition plus any added features such as a pool, detach structure, crawl space, garage, sprinklers or specialty inspections required.
A Closer Look Property Inspections, LLC
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: It takes at least this long to do a complete inspection and see all aspects of the home.
ATM Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: For a complete. comprehensive inspection, you will expect your inspector to spend 3-4 hours there taking pictures, testing equipment, etc.
Higher Standards Property Solutions LLC
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: A home inspection of a 2000 square foot home typically takes 2-3 hours if the inspector is doing their job and following the standards of practice for their state.
Above All Inspections, Inc.
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: A typical 2,000 sf house should take 3-4 hours, as I take my time. I don't rush through a house and usually only do one home inspection in a given day.
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