Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How much does a home inspection cost?  

A Semper Fi Home Inspection costs varies based upon square footage, age of the home, and any additional items that need inspected such as a swimming pool, spa, well, septic, or a wood destroying insect report  – aka termite inspection. Click here to request a quote or book an inspection.  We believe you will find your Semper Fi Home Inspection and Report invaluable to your home buying process.

When should I schedule a home inspection?  

Your inspection should be scheduled as soon as possible after you enter into a contract to buy a home and you are in your contract option period, which usually ranges anywhere from 5 to 10 days depending on the market.  Once you receive your detailed inspection report with lots of photos and comments from Semper Fi home inspections the same day as the inspection, you and your Realtor can review it to give you peace of mind about the condition of the home.

How do I schedule a home inspection? 

We have made it extremely easy for you and the best way to schedule your Home Inspection is to give our friendly office staff a call at 682-351-2267 or you can book online anytime night or day using our online booking system.

How and when can I pay for my home inspection? 

Once you have confirmed your home inspection with our office, you will get an email confirmation with a link where you can securely pay online on your phone or computer with a credit card. We also accept cash, checks, or credit cards at the time of the inspection for your convenience.

How does Semper Fi Home Inspections get access to the home or property for the inspection?  

Our office staff will schedule your inspection through the Centralized Showing Service (CSS) and they will provide the required access Information to us (Supra key or combo) and notify the seller and listing agent as needed.  Most homes for sale are listed with CSS and this takes care of about 90% of the homes we inspect.  All of our inspectors are equipped with a Supra key, like Realtors have, so we can get into homes that have a Supra key lockbox. If we need to call the listing agent, homeowner, property manager, builders representative salesperson for new homes, or any other party to gain access we will do that as well because that’s part of the service we provide so you don’t have to worry about it.

Do I or my Realtor need to be at the home inspection?  

Neither of you have to be at the inspection, however either are welcome to attend the inspection in part or in whole at any time.  If you are planning on attending we request you at least attend the last half hour or so and your inspector will go over the findings of the inspection with you and answer any questions you may have.  This gives your inspector the time needed to focus on doing a detailed, thorough inspection of the home for you without distraction.

Even if you are not able to attend the inspection, you will get your report emailed to you the same day and you may always call our office if you have any questions.

When will I get my home inspection report? 

Home buyers and Realtors love our inspection reports as they are detailed and easy to read. Your detailed inspection report with lots of photos and comments will be emailed to you and your Realtor the same day as the inspection.  Your inspection report from Semper Fi Home Inspections will be easy to read with pictures right beside most every comment and there will be a summary at the end with all of the comments in the report grouped together by safety, repair, improve, and monitor recommendations.  

Are all of the inspectors from Semper Fi Home Inspections licensed and experienced?  

Yes all of our inspectors are licensed with the Texas Real Estate Commission and they have completed a grueling course of study on home building systems and construction and are personally trained by the Chief Inspector and owner Danny Smith (Retired US Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant).  Our inspectors also attend monthly training with the Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors (TAREI) as well as attend annual conferences and other training with the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (INTERNACHI).  Rest assured, your inspector is licensed, insured, and experienced to provide you peace of mind with a quality home inspection.