Advanced Inspection Service (AIS) specializes in Austin property inspections for homes, condos and commercial buildings. Our highly trained professionals examine residential and commercial real estate in the greater Capitol area and the neighboring towns of Bastrop, Cedar Park and Round Rock, TX. All AIS inspectors are licensed and certified by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC); and all Austin property inspections are conducted in accordance with the TREC’s Standards of Practice.
Most AIS clients request our inspection services in conjunction with the purchase or sale of a home, condo or commercial building. Typically a prospective buyer is having an Austin-area property inspected in the process of making an offer; or a seller asks us to evaluate a house or office building before it is put up for sale. But for sale or not, we recommend that all businesses and homeowners have an inspection performed every three years. This will identify any damage, deterioration or potential issues with the building that arise over time, enabling the owner to take remedial action before problems become more expensive to repair.
For prompt and thorough Austin property inspections, call AIS (972) 342-9183
Austin Property Inspections – Building Types
Founded in 1983, AIS has been inspecting Austin properties for more than thirty years. Our team is professionally trained and has experience with a variety of residential and commercial structures:
- Single-family homes
- Condominiums and Timeshares
- Townhouses and Garden Homes
- Duplexes, Triplexes and other Multi-family Homes
- Apartment Buildings
- Farmhouses and Ranches
- Commercial buildings: Office and Retail Establishments
The vast majority of our Austin property inspections are of single-family homes. These range in size from efficiency condos to large mansions and estates — and everything in between. We also inspect commercial buildings including warehouses, retail stores, and office buildings.
The cost of our services varies with the size and complexity of the building, outbuildings and adjoining land. Our standard pricing for Dallas and Austin property inspections is based on square footage. These rates also apply to home inspections in the Round Rock area. AIS also offers specialized tests and examinations for pier-and-beam foundations, swimming pools and spas, sprinkler systems, termites and other wood destroying insects.
The wide diversity in the types of Central Texas real estate gives buyers a lot of choices in their selection of homes and commercial buildings. When planning Austin property inspections, it’s important to find an inspector who has experience evaluating the specific type of structure you’re considering. Building codes and construction practices vary widely; and the construction techniques used in a farmhouse or single-family home may not be appropriate for a duplex or commercial office building.
There are significant differences in building structures and systems between our downtown Austin property inspections and those conducted in Cedar Park or Round Rock. It’s a good idea to select an inspector with experience in the specific geographical area you are considering. In many cases, AIS will have already inspected Austin properties built by the same developer in the same part of town. This experience enables us to focus on potential issues common to that location and type of construction.
AIS Austin Property Inspector Qualifications
To enhance the quality of property inspections in Austin, Texas and around the world, several organizations have been established to set standards, exchange information and certify real estate inspectors. The major governing bodies relevant to Austin property inspections are the
- Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)
- Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors (TAREI)
- American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
- International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)
All property inspectors in Texas must be licensed by TREC. The more conscientious real estate inspectors actively participate in TAREI to keep abreast of new developments in building codes, construction materials and techniques. Even fewer are members of ASHI or InterNACHI; and AIS is proud to have Ed Martin – one of the few Austin property inspection professionals to hold the rating of ASHI Certified Home Inspector.
Since founding AIS in 1983, Ed has conducted hundreds of real estate inspections. These include single-family homes and condominiums in downtown Austin, Round Rock and Cedar Park – as well as multi-family dwellings and commercial buildings throughout Central Texas. Ed is known for his thoroughness and attention to detail, and his ability to clearly explain and discuss the results with clients. At AIS, our goal is to conduct every inspection in a way that provides the client with the information necessary to make a wise purchase or sale.
Call today to discus and schedule your Austin-area property inspection (972) 342-9183