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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 (61% of 304 votes): 2 to 3 hours.

Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: I only schedule one inspection per day. I schedule a 4 hour window on the property to be sure I have time to inspect all items on the property. I offer an oral report onsite and a written report via email.
Eastridge Home Inspections of Arkansas, LLC
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Depending on the size and components of a home, for the inspection to be thorough on a larger home can take a bit longer.
Pinkerton Inspection Agency LLC
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: A vacancy verification can take 10 to 20 minutes. A home condition inspection can take 10 minutes per room. An insurance loss prevention inspection can take 1 -2 hours.
Harris Business Professionals
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Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: 3 hours is the average time for a through home inspection of a 2,000 sf single family home.
Wise-Up Home Inspection, LLC
Answer: 4 to 5 hours
Explanation: Many inspectors can perform an inspection in a shorter time than I can. Those that do so are not faster than I am, but rather less thorough. for example: I stop up and fill every tub, sink, shower etc. to stress the plumbing while observing for leaks. I afterword do a cursory infrared observation to look for hidden leaks. I remove the electrical panel cover both internally and externally and examine all the electrical components. I inspect and operate each appliance. I open up, operate and inspect the HVAC equipment, and much more. In other words, I really inspect, I don't just test a few outlets and run some water and call it an inspection. All this time and effort alleviates "down the road" issues and liability for all parties involved.
Mountain View Inspection Services
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: The time it takes to inspect a house depends on the scope of the inspection and condition of the house. A 2000 sq. ft. house built last year in good condition and with no extra features may take a bit less than 3 hours. If it has any extras or is in poor condition it may take more than 4 hours to complete.
Space City Inspections, LLC
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Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: How long it takes to inspect a home can depend on several factors. For instance, it takes longer to inspect an older home in some instances due to the homes condition. Typically though, a 2,000 sf home usually takes around 2 hours to inspect.
Shedhorn Inspection Services, LLC
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: If the property has had good maintenance, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours. If property has been neglected, 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours or more.
Straight Street Building/Home Inspections, P.L.L.C.
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: 2 to 3 hours is the average time it takes for a Golden Star Home Inspector to complete an inspection. Some homes are better kept than others by their previous owners and may be faster to inspect. Some homes have two kitchens, two water heaters, etc... These situations will take more time.
Golden Star Home Inspections
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Answer: Not sure
Explanation: It depends on how many issues are found our inspectors would typically take 2 1/2 hours on a home of that size.
Dynamic Inspections & Construction Services, LLC.
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Typical 2000 sq ft home will take 2-3 hours, including our onsite computer report. Additional time may be required for a home in poor condition.
HomeScope Property Inspection Services LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Depending if buyer is walking Inspection with inspector,may take longer.
H&R PROFESSIONAL INSPECTIONS
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Typically it should take close to three hours. If there are a lot of issues with the home the inspection will take longer. Inspectors have your best interests in mind. They will want to cover everything they can.
Moran Property Inspections
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: A good inspection takes time.
North State Inspections
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: One inspector performing the inspection will take 2-3 hours. Having clear access to roof,attic,and crawl spaces will help speed up the process. Clients saving questions til the end of the inspection is another way to save time. Clients can choose to attend only the last 30 minutes of the inspection. Most inspectors will happily go over any concerns and answer your questions. Most inspectors will also send a detailed digital report with pictures.
My Choice Home Inspectors LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Although each home is unique, a typical inspection will take around 2 hours. I do schedule up to 4 hours in case extra time is needed, whether it is because there are certain challenges with the inspection, or if a client has many questions or concerns, which is not a problem, that is what I am here for and I enjoy helping you by explaining how the different systems of a home work. Some inspectors will finish the report at the home, which will add some extra time. I prefer to write the report after the inspection so that I'm not rushed and I can do further research if needed.
Timberland Home Inspections LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: We spend a lot of time.
Blue Goose Property Services LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: It is necessary to examine the house thoroughly as required by law, and typically that requires that amount of time to complete and explain the inspection results.
Contractors Corp.
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Time depends on defects of house.
TKO Home Inspections, LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: A 2,000 square foot home in good condition should take about 3 hours to thoroughly inspect and walk through. At InFocus Inspection we like to walk with our customers and answer questions as we inspect so this does add some time to the inspection. If the home is in a bit of disrepair, has older systems, the client may have more questions and the time can easily extend to 4 hours.
InFocus Inspection
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: The average time needed to inspect a 2000sqft home is around 2.5 hours depending on the condition of home
At Ease Home Inspection
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 1 to 2 hours
Explanation: A complete home inspection should take on average 2 hours to complete. Some inspectors will fly through a house but that is when items may be missed
Smart Choice Home Inspections of WNY
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.
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: 2 to 3 hours is the average. I tend to spend more time on my inspections because I feel reporting the issue of your home is more important then how long it takes me to do the inspection.
House and Home Inspection Services
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Typical home inspection for a single family home of 2000 square feet is approximately 2-3 hours.
J. Michael Simon, LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Typically home inspections take 2-3 hours for average size dwellings.
Investor Home Inspections
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 4 to 5 hours
Explanation: In our experience the actual inspection should take no more than 3 hours with the final report writing, off location, not to exceed 2 hours. No more than 5 hours in total.
The Home Inspectors
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: InterNACHI SOP
LOX Home Inspections, LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Typical time frame. It may take a little longer depending on the house and access or a little less time of its on a slab and unoccupied
Smart Look Inspections
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: Home inspections generally take 2 to 4 hours depending on the size of the home and the condition of the home.
Coast Home Inspection
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 2 to 3 hours
Explanation: It takes me between 2.5 to 3.0 hours and then it takes about two-hours to write the report. A lot depends on how many questions and distractions you get during the inspection.
Corley Home Inspections, LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 3 to 4 hours
Explanation: Buying a home is a big deal. Taking photos and reporting obvious defects or symptoms is NOT enough. I attempt to find the cause if damage exists. Providing a complete inspection and report is the product / service I WANT to provide. Patrick Erb Home Inspection Services Licensed Home Inspection AL # HI3083 HUD # 638 erbhomeservices@gmail.com 205-412-5256 More Information About Me http://erbhomeservices.wix.com/patrickerb www.promatcher.com/ErbHomeServicesInspection http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f94FUNkxZX0&feature=share
Patrick Erb Home Services INSPECTION AL#HI3083
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
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