The Following is an overview of the CPOL Inspection Package choices:

Each CPOL will be registered as one of the following types. During registration, the agent, seller or inspector is asked to select which package choice they would like. Each package offers different levels of inspections and disclosure. The average prices listed are for homes under 2,000sf and less than 10 years old. All prices will include the cost of the Marketing Packages (rating, online listing for 6-months, Buyer's Binder, Folder, Sign Rider, 120-day Warranty).

 

Package: Includes:
     
SILVER
The Silver CPOL Package includes a basic, 4-point inspection covering the Roof, Electrical System, Plumbing System and HVAC System. This package offers sellers the benefits of having their home Certified Pre-Owned at a very reasonable price.

Silver Packages appear online in random order below Gold and Platinum Packages.

     
GOLD The Gold CPOL Package includes a FULL home inspection covering all the systems and components of the home. This package is reasonably priced and offers sellers complete knowledge of their home’s condition.

Gold Packages appear online in random order below Platinum Packages but above Silver Packages.

     
PLATINUM The Platinum CPOL Package includes a FULL home inspection covering all the systems and components of the home AND a WDO/WDI inspection. This package is the best value for sellers as it provides the most comprehensive disclosure.

Platinum Packages appear online in random order above all other Packages.

     
How much should a home inspection cost?

The fees for professional home inspectors will vary from company to company and depending on the region. It is important to remember, however, that it is the inspector’s experience and ability to identify defects that will ultimately protect you from potential hidden liability. The services of a veteran inspector with many years experience will undoubtedly cost a little more than less experienced inspectors, but the value of their increased knowledge will greatly exceed the modest additional cost. In today’s market, the cost to repair or remedy a missed defect after contract FAR exceeds the tiny premium paid for the very best in inspection services.

Remember, you are about to embark on one of the largest investments of your life. Choose your inspector with confidence and select one that will be there if and when you need them! CPOL inspectors must have a minimum of 250 inspections, have been in business atleast 2 years, pass a background check and carry general liability insurance along with other requirements. While CPOL checks this documentation when inspectors register, it is your responsibility to ensure insurances, licenses, etc. are up to date and valid.

 

When should you pay the inspection fees?

Payment is usually expected at the time of the inspection unless other arrangements have been made. Usual forms of payment are check or cash. Some inspection companies accept major credit cards. To avoid misunderstandings, ask the inspection company beforehand which method of payment is preferred.

Most inspection companies will not invoice their fees to closing because it can be construed as a conflict of interest. Inspection companies should not benefit in any way by a real estate closing, and often, their insurance will not cover them if the inspection has not been paid for. While very rare, there are always unscrupulous companies in every industry that may be tempted to gloss over their findings for fear of not getting paid at a later date!

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