Frequently Asked Questions
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You’ve found a home that might "be the one" and want to schedule an inspection. Below are some frequently asked questions that we have answered for you.

How much will it cost?
Inspections are priced according to the size of the home and areas to be inspected. Condo’s and townhomes generally have less outside areas to inspect. A detached garage or other second building will add to the cost. New construction and pre listing inspections are less involved, less costly and can save time and money during the sale process. An inspection provides peace of mind and can save you money many times over the initial cost of the inspection. Basic pricing is listed below.

Can I get a discount?
Datum Inspections Services is owned by a retired military veteran. We offer a 15% military discount to veterans, and specials to members of specific veteran organizations. Proof of service may be required.

Can I come along on the inspection?
By all means. What an inspector sees is sometimes hard to put in a picture and a few words. The more you know about your potential home, the better your home investment decision will be.

How long will it take? We generally expect to spend 3-4 hours on a typical home inspection. Condo’s and townhomes typically take less time, but all inspections are affected by weather conditions and the ability to access all the home systems. If an inspector has to do a follow-up because a utility was not on, access was blocked, or another reason, the time and cost will increase.

When will I get the results?
We offer 2 types of inspection results. A hard copy document that is available onsite and a digital version emailed to you or your representative. Payment must be received prior to release of the inspection document.


Residential Pricing (based on square footage and age of home)
  Up to 1999 sq ft 2000-2999 sq ft 3000-4500 sq ft
Single Family Residence ‹2000 sq ft $415 $525 $600
Multi Family (2-4 Plex) $400 per unit
Sellers Pre Listing Inspection/ New Construction $380 $425 $475
Condo/Townhouse (Per Level) $380 $400 $420
Home Warranties $350 $400 $450
Verbal $350 $425 $500
Payment must be received prior to release of the inspection document.

What if I am choosing between several homes and just can’t decide on the best option for me?
"Rent my opinion tour" We go with you to look at up to 4 homes and point out potential issues we see. You pay one price for the trip and we apply a portion of that to your actual inspection of one of the "tour" home.


 

Datum Inspection Services LLC | 425-301-8366

Certified Home Inspection serving the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area, as well as King and surrounding conties
Datum Inspection Services LLC
Certified Home Inspection serving the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area, as well as King and surrounding conties

AHIT Certified

InterNACHI Certified