Advanced Inspection Service (AIS) inspects homes, condos, multi-family houses and commercial buildings throughout North and Central Texas. We have many happy clients in the Austin suburbs of Round Rock, Lakeway and Cedar Park. Our licensed real estate inspectors have successfully examined residential and commercial structures in the rapidly growing Dallas neighborhoods of Park Cities, Frisco and Plano, TX.
Choosing a Texas Real Estate Inspector
Texas home buyers looking for a real estate inspector should consider several factors:
- Is the inspector licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and certified by the Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors (TAREI)?
- Does he or she have experience inspecting the same type and age of home you are considering, and in the same geographical area?
- Is the real estate inspector recommended by your realtor and/or lender on the basis of previous Texas property inspections?
Once you have received a ‘yes’ answer to these questions, contact the inspector to discuss the timing and cost of inspecting the house. Mention your intended use and any planned modifications to the dwelling. Talk about any specific concerns you have, or any special examinations (i.e., swimming pool, sprinkler system, pier-and-beam foundation or termite inspection) you would like to be performed. Home buyers who are new to Texas should ask about our local construction practices (good and not so good), building code requirements and structural problems common to homes in this area.
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Ed Martin — Owner and Lead Real Estate Inspector
Advanced Inspection Service is owned and operated by Ed Martin, a highly-experienced Texas Real Estate inspector. In addition to certification by TREC, Ed is one of very few inspectors in the Lone Star State to be designated a Certified Professional Inspector by the TAREI. Since he founded AIS in 1983, Ed has personally inspected hundreds of commercial and residential properties. He is available for Texas real estate inspections in the Austin and Dallas areas.
Mike Martin — Certified Real Estate Inspector
In 2013 Ed’s son Mike joined AIS and is focusing on North Dallas real estate inspections, particularly in the communities of Park Cities and Plano. Mike is a TREC-certified Professional Real Estate Inspector, and is also a Certified Pool Inspector. He also inspects real estate in Austin — including the suburbs of Cedar Park and Round Rock.
AIS real estate inspectors in the Dallas area serve the downtown area and the northern suburbs of McKinney, Plano and Richardson, TX. The rapid growth of these communities has led to a boom in home building and sales of existing homes. The high level of transactions can fill a real estate inspector’s calendar quickly, especially in the Spring and early Fall. So it’s important to get your inspection scheduled as soon as you make an offer on the property.
Every AIS real estate inspector understands how competitive our Texas housing markets are, and the importance of being available to conduct inspections on short notice. Frequently the ability to conduct a thorough home inspection in a week or less is critical to the success of the buyer’s offer. We have automated our process and reporting to reduce the end-to-end time it takes to produce and deliver an Inspection Report to the home buyer. This efficiency gives AIS clients a competitive advantage in an environment where sellers may be receiving multiple contemporaneous offers.
Call today to talk with expert Texas real estate inspector Ed Martin or Mike Martin. We look forward to working with you to conduct a prompt and thorough examination of the property — ensuring you have confidence in the quality and value of your home.
Austin (512) 818-4164 — Dallas (972) 730-6700 or (972) 342-9183