By Paige Tepping
As featured in Real Estate Magazine
In an industry where timing is everything, Julie Dulaney—a broker with Real Estate Unlimited in Louisville, Ky.—counts on HomeTeam Inspection Service to keep the inspection process moving quickly and efficiently once a property is under contract.
“After meeting HomeTeam Owner Brian O’Rear at a networking event and learning about the way they do business, I was hooked,” says Dulaney, who ultimately chose to work with the company for many reasons, most notably their computerized reports, the photos they provide, the quality of information presented—without being alarming to the client—and ease of scheduling an inspection. “It was an instant win for me, my buyers and my sellers,” she adds.
According to Dulaney, the company’s team approach is one of the biggest benefits. “Having both a master and support inspector on site not only cuts down on the amount of time it takes to complete the inspection, it also provides for a more thorough end result,” says Dulaney. “And for the client, it’s helpful to have more than one person’s professional opinion.”
Professional opinions aside, Dulaney goes on to explain that the ease of scheduling an inspection is another key factor that can’t be overlooked. “With HomeTeam, buyers and sellers can simply hop online to schedule and confirm an appointment. And with more than one team in the area, it’s easy to schedule an inspection to fit within a specific timeframe,” says Dulaney. “Knowing that the company can do a complete inspection, which includes mold, radon and air quality tests, is huge. They’ll even coordinate the pest inspection,” she adds.
Once the inspection has been completed and the report generated, HomeTeam is still in the mix, keeping the lines of communication open should agents or their clients have questions or concerns that need to be addressed.
“I love everything about HomeTeam. They make the entire process much easier for everyone involved,” concludes Dulaney, who has referred numerous agents to Brian and his team over the years. “While it’s easy to instantly see the value in the quality of work they do, the team approach is a true benefit to the client—whether it’s the buyer or the seller.”