You may have a parent, sibling, cousin, friend or coworker that you know is pretty darn handy. But are they licensed to inspect properties? Do they have great reviews? A reputable inspector works with you to inspect the property, alerting you of any major issues.  This is the biggest investment you’re making, hiring professionals is a great way to protect your investment.

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