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This was my first experience with Atlanta Property Inspections. Alex Sozonov was my inspector. Very oriented details and willing to explained all questions with professional knowledge. Report came into my email box late night. Clearly, it has been covered all details. Plus, show up on time.

Peter Miller
Alpharetta, GA

Have used Atlanta Property Inspections several times for my buyers.  Their team is always very thorough and educational for the new home owners.  Much information is shared about past/current codes, potential issues and how to have the issues repaired.  I will continue to use Atlanta Property Inspectors for future inspections, and my clients have been very happy with their services as well!

Michael Crawford
Sandy Springs, GA

The inspector Frank came to our house to inspect the deck and provide a list of safety problems. While he was there we asked him to take a look at some termite damage in the attic.  When he went to the attic he spotted problems with a squirrel infestation requiring immediate action to correct for chewed wiring and unsanitary conditions.  We were unaware of this problem.  Frank provided a comprehensive inspection report in PDF format including multiple photos showing deck post deterioration, sagging joists and yes even a picture of the live squirrel in the attic. Frank is totally professional, knows his area of expertise very well and offers sound recommendations on how to correct problems without spending money for unnecessary improvements.  For example he told us the ledger board was in good shape and did not have to be replaced, only secured to the house wall with additional bolts. The small amount we paid for the inspection was well spent because the inspection will end up saving us money in the long run.

Jim Dowdy
Smyrna, GA

Atlanta Property Inspections, Inc. was referred to us by our realtor for our home inspection. Our inspector was Cary Cooper. He really took the time to answer all of our questions about his findings. We didn't feel rushed or that any question was too silly. He gave us peace of mind with a few of our concerns and was honest, even if we weren't to thrilled with the news. Overall, it was a great experience and we would definitely use (and refer)  Atlanta Property Inspections, Inc. in the future for any inspection needs.

Anna Avitia
Johns Creek, GA

The inspector was really thorough and was patient in explaining to me what he was observing. He showed me where the shutoff valve was for the water and gave recommendations on various things. The report that was provided made sense and pictures were taken of some things that were found. The inspector was also very personable which put me at ease about asking questions. Thank you, Alex and Atlanta Property Inspections!

Dierra Morrow
Lawrenceville, GA

Dustin was absolutely amazing. He did such a thorough job and was super friendly and helpful in explaining everything to me as a first-time homeowner. Highly recommend this company! Very timely and professional throughout the entire process as well!

Laura Leap
Buckhead, GA

We are relocating from out of state and we were in need of an inspection with a very tight turn around. We received incredibly thorough reporting and an availability to answer questions quickly. Cary Cooper’s professional and expert insight saved us from a potential health hazard. I would very much recommend Atlanta Property Inspection for any of your inspection needs!

Seema Terry
Roswell, GA

Dustin was very knowledgeable and friendly and made my client feel confident in his explanations.  He was quick to point out the positives of the home he was inspecting.  His report was delivered within 18 hours of the inspection and had plenty of photos and very easy explanations in laymen's terms. I highly recommend Atlanta Property Inspections.

Teresa Smith
Brookhaven, GA

Dustin is VERY Detailed Oriented and found items and suggestions on the home that I would have never thought of, the report provided very good insight on how to move forward with the sale of the home!  The staff at API was great to work with!

Ryan Heard
Sandy Springs, GA

I have hired this company doing inspection on the property that I was planning to purchase in Georgia. I’ve live in California when this was done. Frank Cooper and his team did a great job of inspection and giving me with every details. I really appreciate the advice and the report. Thank you

Joel Ou
Cumming, GA

22 2022

Five Skills Expected from All Home Inspectors

Being a home inspector comes with good income, flexible hours, and job stability. Inspectors continue to stay in demand since their presence is required with every house bought and sold. While it is true that there are certain requirements to be a home inspector, you also need to have certain skills besides all the certifications and licenses. In this article, we will go over some of the skills that you will need to become a house inspector.

Responsibilities of a Home Inspector

Home inspectors are responsible for evaluating the condition, safety, and worth of homes and other residential assets. They typically examine a home's foundation, systems, walls, doors, roof, windows, and pretty much any part of the house you can think of. As a result of these evaluations, home inspectors write long reports with detailed descriptions and images of any problems they found during inspections. Then, they send these reports to customers who want to sell or buy a house.

Knowing All the Systems and Components of A Home.

As a home inspector, it is essential for you to know every system and part of a house. Mainly because of this, being familiar with aspects of construction is very important for your home inspection training. Although it is not a requirement, if you have worked in or were involved in an aspect of construction before, you will most likely advance far more quickly in your employment compared to others.

Keep Up with the Latest Technology

In this competition, you will stay ahead if you keep up with the latest tools and technology. If you are caught up with the latest technological tools, you can identify problems that you can’t see normally. For example, you can use a gas detector to detect the presence of flammable or toxic gases.

Appropriate Education

Of course, in order to practice home inspection in most states, you should obtain a license. There’s no national standard for certification. You should have the proper education about electrical, heating, and air conditioning systems, plumbing, foundations, flooring, insulation, ventilation, external systems, and roofing.

Communication Skills

As a home inspector, your job is to convey the findings of your examination to the buyer or the seller in an appropriate manner. Because of this, effective communication skills are essential. It is true that there are many templates for these reports nowadays but still, it is best for you to use your own style when you are talking about the problems and your recommendations. Instead of simply reading from a template, the client would want true guidance from the home inspector since the process is a big event for them.

Time Management

Time management is also a very valuable skill for a home inspector. You should plan and structure your examination from traveling to the house to effective communication with your client. You will have many things to take care of. Therefore, time management will maximize your efficiency. 

Our Professionals

If you need expert opinion when it comes to house inspections, Atlanta Property Inspections should be your address. We know how important a future home is to our clients, so we only work with professionals. Our inspectors are certified nationally, so they have the knowledge and experience necessary to identify the true problems.