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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
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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
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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
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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
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Thorough knowledge of items addressed in report. Home inspector was able to communicate any issues found with buyer and help explain the different items and their severity.

Sean Heenan
Roswell, GA
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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
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WOW! I can't even make this story up. In this very crazy market (June 2021) it seemingly takes 2 week closing (sometimes with *0* days due diligence!) to purchase a home. Anyway, Frank came recommended by another very reputable inspector, and I was fortunate he came!! The home we were looking at for my mother was a 1975 build and within 1 hour of the inspector being there a FIRE from an electrical panel broke out! Frank contained the fire, and was SO calm, had his team address the matter, was in touch with the agent and homeowner. He said in over 20+ years of him inspecting homes nothing like this had ever happened. Anyway the inspection was VERY thorough and Frank handled all matters very professionally. We will be working with Frank and his team on any home inspections in the future. I highly recommend!

Brigitte Chloe
Dunwoody, GA
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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
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This was our first experience with Atlanta Property Inspections, Frank Cooper was the lead inspector and he was inspecting a new construction one bedroom plus den in Alpharetta for a buyer client of ours. The inspection report was both detailed and comprehensive. We have tried out a few premium home inspection companies over the past year, looking for a good additional inspection resource, and based on our experience with Frank Cooper, I think we have found it.

Julian Rather
Woodstock, GA
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Atlanta property inspections gave me a very competitor quote and stuck to it for final pricing. They were able to get someone out to do the inspection so quickly. Frank and James were very thorough and helpful during the process they encouraged me to look at what they found, the good and bad, so I knew exactly what I am buying.  I couldn't have asked for a better inspection experience!

Erin Medford
Alpharetta, GA
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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.