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It's a no-brainer to hire a professional home inspector before you buy any house.  It’s a critical key to have an experienced inspector on your side before purchasing so you can have some peace of mind you are not buying a "money pit" !  But should you hire a home inspector for a newly constructed house?  The answer is YES!  I literally could write a book about countless egregious defects I have discovered in new construction over my 22-year career as an inspector.  Even if there are no serious deficiencies, it is rare that I don’t find issues that should be corrected before they turn into more serious problems.  As one of the few Virginia approved training providers I teach a continuing education class on inspecting New Residential Structures that is mandated for VA Home Inspectors to maintain their license.   I often hear comments from Realtors and the less experienced inspectors that inspecting New Homes is easier.  The truth is, in some ways it is easier but not for the reasons that usually come to mind.  There are less obstructions and its cleaner so that makes it easier but it is a critically important fact that in the inspection business it is not what the inspector knows but what they don’t know that is the more important point.   So, when I hear an inexperienced inspector say that inspecting a new home is easy I immediate wonder what they don’t know!   Beginning in 1998, I have inspected thousands of homes of all ages and prior to my inspection career I was a contractor, so I know the how, what, where and why that only decades of experience provides giving me an advantage when inspecting.  Unlike older homes that show symptoms of defects a new home may not have symptoms so my training and know where to look experience allows me to better serve and protect my clients.

 I am honored to have many thousands of satisfied customers but winning the Angieslist Super Service Awards four years in row (2011 - 2014) and again in 2016 is what I am most proud of.  The endorsement of my past clients is priority to me.

                                                    John Cranor 

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