An added bit of buyer confidence at every inspection provided by Inspector Jo and InterNACHI.
So you’re in the market to buy a new house and you want to do your due diligence to ensure that the property is a quality investment. A home inspection is obviously the first place to start. What makes Chicago’s Inspector Jo Home Inspections different from the rest, other than being a female in a male dominated industry? Participation in InterNACHI’s® We’ll Buy Your Home Back Guaranteed Program, sets Jo apart from other inspection companies in the area, offering true peace of mind to her clients at no extra cost to them.
What is the We’ll Buy Your Home Back Guarantee?
With Inspector Jo’s curious mind and attention to detail, she is confident that every home is inspected thoroughly and exhaustively. As a member of InterNACHI® (National Association of Certified Home Inspectors), and a licensed and insured Certified Home Inspector® in the state of IL, there are pre-established parameters to every home inspection that are expected to be met such as: testing a representative number of receptacles/power outlets, testing and opening all available doors and windows, testing all available permeate appliances like fridges, stoves, washer and dryer etc. These expected observations, rules and best practices are considered our Standards of Practice or SOP. In fact you might hear inspectors often say phrases like “that’s outside of my scope” or “that’s not in our SOP”, as a quick way of explaining why one or more items may not be inspected or observed at the time of the inspection. Inspector Jo believes in going above and beyond the SOP whenever safety or the potential for damage is not a concern, but assures quality is the standard for every inspection. By participation in the We’ll Buy Your Home Back Guarantee Jo guarantees that each inspection will include every aspect of our SOP that relates to the property, or InterNACHI® will Buy-Back your home back from you.
What is in the fine print?
So what exactly does that mean? What qualifies your home to be bought back by InterNACHI® at the purchase price? Here’s a quick run down of the InterNACHI® program’s terms and conditions.
- A home with material defects not present at the time of the inspection, per InterNACHI’s SOP, is not eligible for buy-back. – This includes things like: a water pipe that might burst between the signing of the contract and the closing, foundation crack that appears after an earthquake not long after moving in, mold development after closing etc.
- A home with Issues not required to be inspected, per InterNACHI’s® Standards of Practice, is not eligible for buy-back. – This could be items such as faulty or poorly installed solar panels, a damaged or broken swimming pool or hot tub pump, roof with damage that could not be seen at the time of the inspection due to snow coverage etc.
- The Guarantee applies to your primary residence only. If you’re purchasing the property for a rental, a vacation or a flip and you aren’t planning on living in the home or purchasing the home with a primary residence mortgage the guarantee would not apply to your home inspection report.
- The home must be re-listed for sale with a licensed real estate agent, within the allotted time frame. In order for your home to qualify for the InterNACHI® guarantee the property must be immediately re-listed for public sale by a qualified agent, the home must showcase that the home is not resalable at the asking price in its current condition, or that InterNACHI® would be the highest, possibly only bidder.
- The Guarantee may be honored for up to 90 days after closing. As a home inspection is a report of the home AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION, InterNACHI® and Inspector Jo can only be responsible for things that were missing from the report that were actually present or a condition of the home at the time of the inspection. Damages or defects that occur after the 90 days may not have been present at the time of the inspection and therefore are not covered by the policy.
- The inspection must be performed by an InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector® already participating in the Buy-Back Program. – That’s Inspector Jo!!! After every inspection Jo enrolls the property’s address into the Buy-Back Program’s listings at no cost to the client.
- InterNACHI® will pay you the purchase price, but you are responsible for any applicable fees and real estate commissions. – InterNACHI® places so much confidence in the value of their training institution to Home Inspectors that it is willing to guarantee their work through the Buy-Back Program. If your home qualifies for the Buy-Back program InterNACHI® will place a legal offer to purchase your house for the same dollar for dollar amount which you purchased the home, an exceptional offer that helps you the buyer get back at the house hunt without incurring a large loss from the re-sale of the first property.
- For more information and to READ the literal ‘fine print’ please visit the Buy-Back Program’s InterNACHI® website. We’ve got a handy blog post about “What We Don’t Inspect” and how the Standards of Practice SOP applies to clients here in the Chicago area. Please read the information carefully as all clients of Inspector Jo Home Inspections are enrolled participants in the Buy-Back Program, as agreed upon per signed Inspection Agreements.
Scheduling a Home Inspection with Jo is a Money Backed Guarantee.
Throughout the multiple careers of her life Jo is most proud of the self determination and ambition she placed in becoming a Certified Professional Inspector® through the internationally acclaimed educational program at InterNACHI®. Inspector Jo continues to be a member of the Chicago Chapter of InterNACHI®, and participant in the We’ll Buy Your Home Back Guarantee program. Jo brings extensive experience, a welcoming approach, and the quality education of an InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector® to every inspection.
What Inspections Do We Offer
Most common Services
Pre-Drywall Inspections, New Construction, 12 Month Builder Warranty Inspections to help buyers ensure best building practices.
A General Home Inspection before the SELLER lists the property on the market to help assess its value & any needed repairs
A General Home Inspection before the closing of the sale to help aid the BUYER in negotiations, & discover needed repairs.