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ABOUT THE INSPECTOR
- TN Home Inspector #735 Since 2008
- Preferred Home Inspector for Dozens of Top‑Producing Realtors
- Preferred Inspector for Top Knoxville Area Multi‑Family Investors
- Retired Career Firefighter, City of Oak Ridge
- Former TN State Certified Fire Inspector
- B.S. Degree, Eastern KY University
- USMC Veteran, Delta Co, 4th CEB, Knoxville
- Former Specially Adapted Housing Inspector for Veterans Administration
- Over 5,000 Knoxville Area Home Inspections Completed
Over 5,000 Knoxville area home inspections completed Since 2008!
Good reasons to consider The House Scout for your Knoxville Area Home Inspection
Join thousands of satisfied House Scout clients
You will be welcome and encouraged to attend your home inspection. Some inspectors prefer for their clients not to be present for the inspection for fear they will be a distraction. Ridiculous! The home inspection is your time to be in the home, for at least a few hours, prior to closing. Take advantage of this time.
A Home Inspector you can trust
Life is too short to deal with an arrogant home inspector. Unfortunately, I’ve met a few. You will most likely not be able to meet your home inspector before inspection day. Do your homework and go with an individual who will be accommodating and pleasant to work with.
No nonsense approach, old school work ethic
In the end, it all comes down to putting in the work and giving a good effort every time. This is especially important in those tight crawlspaces and unpleasant attics.
Single inspector, locally owned inspection company
When you call The House Scout, you can be sure that Dan Endsley will be doing your inspection. No sub-contractors or employees ever.
Experience, experience, experience
There are no substitutes for experience. A seasoned home inspector has seen more and learned more. The House Scout has over 15 years of experience and has completed over 5,000 home inspections.
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I have worked extensively with these individuals and have found them to be dependable and trustworthy. If needed, I can arrange for them to meet us at the house on inspection day and provide their services.
Frequently Asked Questions
$395 for houses less than 2000 sq ft
$425 for houses less than 3000 sq ft
Please call or text for a quote if over 3000 sq ft or if substantial driving distance from Knoxville.
The House Scout does not personally provide these services but can arrange for trusted third party vendors to be present on home inspection day.
As with any profession, home inspectors vary considerably in how they conduct themselves and their business. Have a phone conversation with at least 3 home inspectors to get a feel for their personality and your compatibility. If an inspector can’t find the time to discuss your inspection over the phone, move on. They will most likely not be willing to field your questions after the inspection.
Certifications through professional home inspection organizations are OK, but don’t be overly impressed by them. Most are easily attainable online with little to no actual home inspection experience. An American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Certified Inspector has completed a minimum of 250 paid home inspections along with other requirements. Look for the ASHI Certified logo.
Google business reviews can be helpful in choosing the right home inspection company. However, some Knoxville home inspectors aggressively solicit their clients for these reviews. Take these online reviews with a grain of salt.
Excellence comes with experience. Several new home inspection companies have popped up in the last few years. Let those newer home inspectors practice on someone else’s house! Find a seasoned home inspector who has been around the block a few times.
There’s nothing wrong with using the home inspector your realtor recommends. But the choice is ultimately yours. Do your homework and choose the inspector who makes you feel comfortable and confident.