PRIMARY GOALS AND PURPOSE of KAREI:
- Provide an easily searched local database of qualified home inspectors
- Represent the home inspection industry regarding legislative matters
- Promote educational opportunities for home Inspectors
- Provide this website and other resources to disseminate useful and pertinent information to Realtors, Home Buyers, and Sellers
Important website goals include supplying the public with timely information related to the Home Inspection process and providing an easy to use search method to locate competent and qualified inspectors in your area. Buying a home is likely the largest single investment you’ll ever make and usually requires not only a major financial investment, but a good deal of your time. Concerns regarding property condition are well founded, making the selection of a home inspector extremely important. Most homebuyers are aware of the need for an inspection, however, few are informed as to what constitutes adequate inspection experience and/or training, and even more challenging is determining who in your area will do the most competent job. We have made narrowing your quest for a qualified inspector simple with a ZIP code search tool. After searching your area, simply click on the “view” button next to an inspector’s name to get information on their qualifications and credentials. Many home inspectors will furnish references or copies of sample reports upon request. Impartial experts often recommend a buyer first narrow their prospective inspectors on the basis of qualifications and references, then availability, and lastly on fee charged. Like with brain surgery, fast and cheap are probably not what you’re looking for.
KAREI members are encouraged to constantly improve their knowledge and professionalism through continuing education and collegial sharing of their varied and unique backgrounds and experiences. Many of our members also belong to local association chapters where they are constantly honing their skills and knowledge to better serve their clients. Our members have pledged to abide to a high standard of practice, and to follow our Code of Ethics that emphasizes honesty and fairness. To learn more about the membership pledge your KAREI inspector made click here.
HOMEOWNERS and SELLERS
If you are a homeowner and need professional help to repair problems you or your inspector have uncovered, or just need additional information or examination of a system, we may have help for you through our directory of associate members. These real estate and construction trade people offer various services. To find one in your local area use our handy Associate member locator. You can link to the Member directory by clicking here . If you have specific problems with systems or materials installed in or on your home, see our "Resources" link.