Advantage Property Inspections/ Bozeman Home Inspections in Bozeman, Montana offers the most detailed home inspection& unmatched credentials. Advantage Property Inspections, API, Bozeman's ASHI&ICC Certified Home & Building Inspections, Bozeman's Only ASHI, & ICC Certified Inspection Company. Independent Montana Home Inspectors, Independent Bozeman Home Inspectors, Advantage Property Inspections Receives Best of Bozeman Award 2008 & 2009 We have been the home buyers choice since 1999 and considered the leading Bozeman inspection company for home buyer satisfaction. No other Bozeman home inspection company has the credentials, experience or equipment to perform a more complete inspection. Our Inspections fully comply with the ASHI standards of Practice. Nicholas Tomasetti is a fully insured, nationally recognized and a ICC certified a building, plumbing, and mechanical inspector. International Code Council ICC. Fully Certified home and real estate Inspector by American Society of Home Inspectors ASHI, National Association of Home Inspectors NAHI, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors NACHI. Advantage Property Inspections, Inc. performs real estate inspections, relocation inspections, phase inspections, new construction inspections, new home inspections, commercial property inspections, condominium inspections, condo inspections. Thermal Imaging, Infrared Inspections, NEHA Certified radon screening and testing, water quality, mold, environmental testing, asbestos testing, EIFS, stucco inspections. Our service area covers Bozeman, Gallatin County, Park County, Madison County, Belgrade, Big Sky, Manhattan, West Yellowstone, Livingston, Three Forks, Gardiner Montana. Bozeman, Montana 59715, 59771, 59718, 59719
We Inspect Every Home As If We Were Buying It Ourselves!
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Nicholas J. Tomasetti CHI / CBI
Certified Home Inspector ● Bozemans Only ICC Certified Building Inspector
We Offer Bozeman's Only Unconditional Guarantee!!
If you're not 100% satisfied with our performance, "There will be no charge and I'll pay to have your property re-inspected".
If I fail to report an issue, I'll have it repaired!
You only get one opportunity, to discover what is going on with your future property. As an independent inspection company, API has a proven track record of providing home buyers vital information needed to make an informed decision. After 10 years serving Southwest Montana, we remain totally committed to providing you the highest quality inspections available. Our inspections go beyond industry standards and I will spend as much time as necessary to ensure your home is properly inspected. Take control of you inspection, Insist on API !
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"Don't be mislead into thinking all inspectors are alike". The truth is, home inspections are a second occupation for most, coming from totally unrelated occupations. They have no actual working knowledge of acceptable construction principals. Our 35+ years hands on construction experience, building inspections and willingness go the extra mile is the key to finding issues others can and do easily miss. We systematically review over 900 components of every property and supply the necessary information you need before you buy. Advantage Property Inspections is by far the most qualified company to protect your investment. You won't find a local home inspector with better credentials, a more complete background or track record of protecting home buyers.
We proudly provide and stand behind Bozeman's most Accurate, Reliable, In-Depth Inspection.
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"If you can find a more qualified home inspector, call me, I'll be glad to pay for you're inspection."
Sellers Disclosure Statements Are Not A Substitute For A Home Inspection.
While required by law, disclosure statement information is often incomplete and unreliable. 30% of items found during an inspection are obvious issues which should have been on the disclosure document. 50% are issues that developed over time from improper maintenance or neglect. 20% are items the seller was not made aware of, by their inspector, when they bought the home. API fully inspects physical condition, structural integrity, all mechanical systems and life safety concerns of every home we inspect. I will spend as much time as needed to ensure everything is properly inspected and noted. Our precise inspection process and extensive construction background will reveal items other inspectors may easily miss. We are one of Southwest Montana's longest operating inspection companies, inspecting hundreds homes and commercial buildings every year.
API supplies the information you need to fully understand the condition of your future property, No surprises!! We inspect over 900 different components of every home. Many inspection reports are full of disclaimers, exclusions and contradictory comments which may leave you confused. We report what we see and use a computer generated reporting system with digital photos to clarify any issues found. Since many clients are unable to attend the inspection, we also document and include all system controls.
Many home inspectors claim to conduct inspections to "ASHI Standards." Using an inspector who claims to meet ASHI Standards is not the same as hiring a trained, tested ASHI Member who has passed the National Home Inspectors Exam.
Compare our SAMPLE REPORT with the competition and see for yourself.
Using price as a deciding factor when choosing a home inspector is not a good idea if you expect experience and accountability. Our 30+ years construction experience, combined with over 5500+ home & building inspections will provide you maximum protection.
You won't get better protection at any price!
Our Credentials are unmatched by any local inspection company. Advantage Property Inspections Is Bozeman's Only Inspection Company Recognized By Both The American Society of Home Inspectors & The International Code Council As A Certified Building Inspector.
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"If you can find a more qualified home inspector, I'll pay for you're inspection."
International Code Council
Certified: Building Inspector Mechanical Inspector Plumbing Inspector Residential Plumbing Inspector Residential Mechanical Inspector
ICC / ICBO / BOCA- Bozeman's Only Certified Building Inspector Since 1992 # 0554701
We use only Continuous Radon Monitors, the most reliable, tamper proof means of testing
EPA / NEHA Certified Member Since 2001 - # 102132RT
Certified Infrared Home & Building Inspector: in-depth thermography inspections for detecting hidden problems in electrical systems, HVAC systems, roofs, and building envelops.
API Certified Radon Screening & (Radon Links)
There are only 4 home inspectors in the Bozeman area certified to screen for radon. Hiring an inspector who has not taken the time or effort to become certified may produce false results. They obviously are not taking radon seriously and you certainly can not rely on their test results if they follow the EPA testing procedures.
Montana has no regulations governing Home Inspection certification or licensing. In short anyone can become a home inspector, That is why experience counts! All documentation and qualifications are available for review at time of inspection.
1970's Thru 80's: New Home and Major Remodeling Construction in South West Montana.
1979-83: Construction Official & Building Inspector For a Local Montana Town.
1984-91: On Site Inspector For a Third Party Inspection Company, New Homes & Light Commercial Buildings
1991-98: Construction Superintendent for U.S. Homes, A National Home Builder
1992-94: BOCA - ICBO Building Code Inspector Licensing Education: (RCS) Residential Commercial Structures, (ICS) Industrial Commercial Structures 1 & 2, (HHS) High Hazard Structures, Building Subcode Official, Building Construction Official, Barrier Free Certification, ADA , Fair Housing Accessibility Training
1994:(BOCA) Building Officials & Code Administrators Certification; Building Inspector 1 & 2 Family Dwellings Certification
1994: N.J. State Licensed Building Inspector, Sub Code Official & Construction Official
1995: (ICBO) International Conference of Building Officials Certification; Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Mechanical inspector Certification
1995 Certified Home Inspection Courses; ASHI School of Home Inspection, Brick By Brick Home Inspection Certification, Allied Real Estate Schools, Certainteed Training - National Home Inspectors Exam.
1999: (NACHI) National Association Of Certified Home Inspectors Certification
1999: (NAHI) National Association of Home Inspectors Certification
2000: (ICC) International Code Council - Re-Certification; Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Mechanical inspector
2000: Western Regional Radon Training Center- Radon Measurement Certification
2004: (ASHI) American Society of Home Inspectors Certification
2006: EDI Exterior Design Institute - Certified EIFS Inspector / Certified Moisture Analyst
2006: Moisture Warranty EIFS Inspection Certification
2008: Advantage Property Inspections Receives 2008 Best of Bozeman Award
2009: Advantage Property Inspections Receives 2009 Best of Bozeman Award
Advantage Property Inspections has been received the 2008 & 2009 Best of Bozeman Award in the Home Inspections category. The USLBA Award Program focused on companies which offer the best value to customers and clients. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USLBA and data provided by past customers and local third party business partners.
Buyers of Newly Constructed Homes. Outside Bozeman City Limits, Gallatin County has no inspection program to enforce building codes. The construction of your new home will not be inspected by the county or state. API is the only inspection company with code enforcement background and certified by The International Code Council (ICC) as an IRC Building, IRC/ UPC- Plumbing and IRC- Mechanical Inspector to perform new construction inspection.
An API Standard Inspection Includes But Is Not Limited To the Following Items
We are a fully recognized member and adhere to the American Society of Home Inspectors code of ethics and standards of practice as an objective "THIRD PARTY" inspection company. Copies available on this website. A pre-purchase inspection gives you an in-depth physical and operational inspection of the condition of your home including from the top of the chimney to the base of the foundation both inside and out. Inspected elements include but not limited to the following:
Regardless of the age of the home, Everyone should consider having a home inspection prior to real estate transactions. Advantage Property Inspections is a full service home inspection company, which provides the most extensive home inspection available in the Bozeman area. Out of State Buyers / Buyers and Newly Constructed Homes. We can also conduct, well water testing, radon gas screening and visual mold inspections. If you're moving within the state or relocating to Montana for work or pleasure contact API for your real estate inspection. Call Toll Free 1-866-585-7821 or send an e-mail. to set up a home inspection. You can also have your realtor contact API at 406-585-7820
APIs inspection reporting system fully complies and exceeds all (ASHI) standards. They are extremely detailed, comprehensive and include defined, full color photos of deficient items. The photos have proven very effective when reporting items found in attics and crawl spaces as well as throughout the property.
Many home inspectors claim to conduct inspections to "ASHI Standards." Using an inspector who claims to meet ASHI Standards is not the same as hiring a trained, tested ASHI Member who has passed the National Home Inspectors Exam. Many home inspectors do not possess the skill, training and experience that can be expected from a recognized ASHI Member. A copy of the Standards of Practice is available on this site.
API Inspection Service Area Includes : Bozeman, Belgrade, Gallatin Valley, Big Sky, West Yellowstone, Livingstone, Manhattan, Three Forks, Gallatin County, Park County, Madison County, Gardiner.
This site is owned operated and maintained by Advantage Property Inspections, Inc. all comments and concerns should be addressed to PO Box 10746 Bozeman, Montana 59719 (revised 6-10-06)
How Some Real Estate Agents Control The Inspector Selection Process? There are many tactics used, some subtle and some not so subtle. The agent may discourage the potential buyer from using a certain inspector by making comments like: "That inspector is a deal killer", or "that inspector takes too long" or "we've had trouble with that inspector" or "we don't allow that inspector to inspect any of our listed properties" or "that inspector is too expensive." A twist on the fee tactic is to advise the prospective buyer that they should expect a home inspector to charge around $150 or $200. By advising homebuyers to expect these low (unrealistic) fees, agents are trying to steer homebuyers to certain inspectors, because the prospective homebuyers might limit their search to the arbitrary price range set by the real estate agent.
The tactics used to encourage a prospective buyer to use a particular inspector include: "We've had good luck with this inspector" or "this inspector has the lowest fee" or "we use this inspector all the time" or "this inspector can schedule an inspection on a day's notice" or "this inspector only takes an hour and he gives you a report right on the spot." For instance, in the first stage of discussion about having the home inspected, the real estate agent may recommend to the buyer a "good" home inspector with whom they have worked with for several years. Some agents may have a list of three inspectors who have been carefully screened not to be deal killers. The list, however, will be long enough to protect the agent from any referral liability should the buyer want to blame the agent for any inspection mistakes. This gives the agent the perfect combination of: A) No liability for the referral; B) The buyer "chooses" an inspector the agent prefers; and C) The buyer's choice is limited to home inspectors who will not hurt the sale.
Unfortunately, many realtors don't understand or appreciate the importance of a thorough inspection and will supply you a short list or try to steer you towards "their inspector". Most have never checked out inspectors credentials and base referrals on the "Good ol' boy network" Don't Be A Victim Of The Good ol' Boys
Most realtors overlook us for their general clients, but call on API to provide personal, family or friends inspections.