Scott R Schaffer

  • 1973

By Scott R.Schaffer, CPI  -  ProShield Home Inspections        


The Real Estate process is long and tiring. Buying a home is an exceptional time in everyone’s life, as it is one of the most important financial decision you would ever make. As the process starts, there is a hefty sum of money you have to pay. In the middle of this economic turmoil, you would be tempted to save a few dollars by skipping the home inspection.

A home inspection is not something to be skipped at any cost. It gives you a fair idea of what are you buying. It points out issues of plumbing, electricity, structure, etc. If you don’t want to spend extra sums of money and regret after purchasing the home, you should look for a very professional and skilled home inspections team.

In the Lehigh Valley or surrounding areas, ProShield Home Inspections is present for you to make the right choice. Our very skilled and talented team inspects the house from the roof to foundation and gives a critical and credible report to our clients. We treat our clients like our family with empathy and emotion. Points listed below briefly explain why and how ProShield Home Inspections is your best option in the Lehigh Valley.


  • Save Money

Home inspections allow you to save a lot of money by pointing out the possible faults in the house. An ordinary person could not decipher these faults and, you realize your mistake when it is too late. ProShield Home Inspections assure you quality work to save your money and time.

  • Easy Bargaining

 When a professional home inspector analyses the house and points out substantial faults, this gives you the upper hand in the deal. You can ask the seller to either repair the house or reduce the final price. A concise and detailed report by ProShield Home Inspections would allow you to make it happen.

  • Client satisfaction with professional work

Houses that are all glossed up for sale do not show the underlying problems they have. That’s why an untrained person or layman cannot see these issues. ProShield Home Inspections guarantees a foul proof work because we don’t talk only, we show our experience and professionalism in our work. The home inspector of ProShield Home Inspections uses a variety of specialized tools to look for any possible flaw or damage in the house. So that we can give you a 100% authentic report.

  • Illegal construction

Many homes have illegal garages, rooms or basements build without permits. It means that you are spending money on an illegally built structure. ProShield Home Inspections reveals any unlawful constructions. It saves you from insurance, tax, usability issues of buying a house with illegal, unpermitted construction. We provide uncompromised service at affordable prices.


Remember: It is your most important responsibility to gather information about the house that you are buying. The need for a qualified and proficient house inspection is increasing because of possible problems due to unidentified flaws. ProShield Home Inspections is here to help you. Contact us today, to receive premium service and enjoy buying a house with utmost satisfaction and peace of mind.


Tip # 107

Make sure your Home Inspector is Certified and uses newly available technology to inspect the property you are hiring them for.  Make sure their Certifications are current and that they take Continuing Education Courses to stay up to date with current technologies and home systems.  Even many older homes may have been upgrades to more technologically advanced features, that not all inspectors have knowledge of.  Get to know your inspector, ask questions and make sure they are properly educated.  Do your homework and make sure it is a Smart Home Inspection Process.

Buying a home is a proud moment and a major investment for anyone. Prior to submitting your offer, it is important to do your research and find out as much information as you can. As a potential buyer, part of this process includes touring the house, having a home inspection done and using those results along with other comparisons to come up with a price you feel comfortable making an offer for the house.

One of the first steps in the home-buying process is to tour the home. Touring the house with a licensed agent allows buyers to get general information about the property, ask any questions they may have and see the overall condition of the house from an inside perspective.

Interested buyers will then usually have a certified home inspector come for a formal inspection of the home. The purpose of the home inspection is to inform both the buyer and seller of issues that need to be addressed. A typical inspection consists of checking to ensure that the appliances that will be included with the home are in working condition, that the electrical outlets are safe, that the roof is not leaking or sinking anywhere and that the house is overall safe from any major damages. 

During an initial tour of the house, buyers and their agents may be able to notice paint chips, dated carpet, older bathrooms and any cracks in the walls and ceilings, but without having a formal inspection done by a professional, they may overlook some major issues.

It is important for buyers to consider all these small details and place their offers accordingly. It is important to understand that one should not make an offer with the intent that they will get money deducted from the purchase price for inspection issues. Therefore, when getting the report back it is important to make sure to request credit or repairs for items that are imperative to the safety of the house as soon as possible

In a situation where there may be other considerable interest in the same home, and the purchase is contingent on a home inspection, it is important to make decisions as informed and as quickly as possible so the deal does not go stagnant and even have the seller back out of the sale.  Hiring a home inspector who can give you an accurate and fast delivery of your home inspection report is imperative, one, not to waste time, but also as a great negotiation tool to request any credit towards repairing major defects that may otherwise make the house less desirable to purchase.

While keeping the problems and repairs in mind is important, it is equally important for buyers to not get too picky. Depending on current market conditions, interest rates, rent prices and the demand for housing, sellers can lose patience. If a buyer is being difficult haggling over the results of the inspection, the seller has every right to deny those requests and walk away from the deal, another good reason to get your home inspection report quickly and work out those details.

Buyers should look to their agents and attorneys for advice on how to proceed after reviewing an inspection report. This will allow them to receive the proper guidance, so they don’t lose out on a house they really want and they will appreciate you getting them the report as quickly as possible, some deals are all about the timing.

- Scott Schaffer, CPI

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