KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF
REAL ESTATE INSPECTORS Ltd.
12601 Jayson - Wichita, Kansas 67235
Tel:(316) 722-2999


REALTORS

KAREI welcomes the opportunity to be of assistance in the home inspection process. Most homebuyers are aware of the need for a home inspection; however, few know what credentials a home inspector should have.  For the 5 year period from July of 2008 until July 1st 2013, Kansas residents were assured of an inspector’s overall competence and financial responsibility by state statutes House Bill 2315 and HB2260.  Unfortunately, those regulations lapsed when the governor vetoed Senate Bill 37 whose single purpose was to remove a sunset clause placed in the original legislation.   We regret Governor Brownback’s unilateral actions that put an end to these needed and effective consumer protections within the State of Kansas, and now must advise Realtors, Homebuyers, and Sellers to choose their home inspectors carefully, as there are no longer minimum experience or educational requirements, and NO requirement for: proof of financial responsibility, fidelity bond, dishonesty bond, general liability, or any other insurance.

The best protection for yourself and your client is to recommend an inspector who is certified by one of the national member organizations, including: The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the International Association of Home Inspectors (InterNachi), the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI), and/or a few other related organizations representing code officials, engineers, etc.  To find one of these qualified members simply put in the zip code on our “find an inspector” page and it will automatically search for members in the radius area you select (20 miles by default). Once the list pops up, click on “view” next to their name to see more information regarding the inspector’s qualifications and credentials.

For your convenience, KAREI has included webpages on this site that explain the inspection process to prospective buyers or sellers.   Also, please feel free to utilize our Resources page that contains links to informative websites with information on EIFS, radon gas, mold, lead-based paint, aluminum wiring, Federal Pacific Electrical panels, Polybutylene Piping, and more.  It is designed to simplify your search for information and answer common questions regarding concerns that may arise as a result of the inspection process.If you are new to the real estate industry you may want help explaining the inspection process to your client. KAREI can assist by answering any questions and explaining the scope and limitations of the inspection. Feel free to contact our office by phone or via email. Also, we can provide you with a list of our members in your area, and in some cases an office presentation at your location.

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KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF REAL ESTATE INSPECTORS Ltd.
12601 Jayson - Wichita, Kansas 67235
Tel:(316) 722-2999