Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you may make and choosing the right Plano home inspection is essential. Every buyer should know what you are getting into when buying a home. This will help you avoid costly and or unexpected repairs afterwards. Dennis Rodda (owner of Happier Home Inspections) has over 10 years of experience in the real estate to business. He has been a contractor for over 7 years and has been a Licensed Professional Home Inspector for 3 years and is a certified Home inspector by InterNACHI, giving him the knowledge and expertise to help you make an informed decision when purchasing your new home. Dennis uses the latest technology and proven methods to provide a thorough inspection every time. Happier Home Inspections serves most of DFW and specializes in Plano home inspections.
At Happier Home Inspection, Dennis provides a comprehensive analysis of the current condition of each home. Our inspection is set up as a 3 pass method that allows Dennis to focus on certain aspects of the home in each pass to insure nothing is missed. He does the 3 pass method on the exterior and interior.
We fully inform all of our clients of any unique items or items in need of repair
Homes have 100’s of components, at Happier Home Inspections; Dennis takes his time to inspect each system during his passes. At the end of each inspection he sits down with the buyers and their agent and provides a slide show of the pictures taken during the inspection. Most of the pictures showcase items in need of improvement or repair. Dennis also includes unique or other items the buyer may need or want to know about to help them understand their home's needs and functions before they purchase their new home. During the slideshow, Dennis provides ample time to answer questions about what buyers are seeing in the pictures.
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