The Best Inspector in Southeast Minnesota
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Thank you for choosing me to perform your home inspection!
A thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort. I strive to remain the most highly trained inspector in the area, with many years of hands-on building and rehabilitation experience. I am proud to give you a variety of services to choose from; all with my personal and dedicated service, so you can thrive as a property owner. As a professional inspector, I will keep you worry free. -- Jaime Rivera
CHECK MY CALENDAR to ensure availability and REQUEST INSPECTION ONLINE. I am equipped with lockbox access and can schedule inspections to fit your schedule. This makes coordinating an inspection easier and more flexible for you and your agent.
Don't see your prefered time available or want a custom schedule? I will make it work for you.
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As a member of the Southeast Minnesota Realtors, I maintain good professional relationships with your agent. We coordinate the inspection, make the inspection a positive learning experience, and follow up after the inspection to explain any needed corrections for your transaction to go smoothly.
Inspectors shall not directly or indirectly compensate realty agents, or other parties having a financial interest in closing or settlement of real estate transactions, for the referral of inspections or for inclusion on a list of recommended inspectors, preferred providers, or similar arrangements. Agents should only recommend the most thorough and experienced inspectors available.
1 Home inspection fee does not include outbuildings except main garage or shed. Properties outside the 30 mile radius from our office in Rochester will have an additional trip fee charge $2/mile.
Visual inspection for real estate transactions, provides awareness of home conditions to perform preventive maintenance. Verify and test operation of all systems including structural, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and appliances. Includes Homeowner Walkthrough, and Detailed Report with notes and pictures in digital format. Detailed Report can be used by sellers as an alternative to disclosures. Request this service
A superior inspection technology. See your home in a whole new dimension. Discover hidden issues without breaking through walls. Bring in a different level of expertise.
Moisture, which can be conducive to mold, missing insulation, radiant heat, wood destroying insects that cannot always be seen with a visual inspection. Repair issues before they become huge problems. Thermal vision also serves as a very detailed Energy Efficiency Evaluation. See exactly what needs action without wasting resources in other areas.
Post-Purchase Home Maintenance Training
Follow up consultation up to a year after moving-in, and every 5 years afterwards to provide advice in areas of concern as the seasons change. Homeowner can benefit by verifying improvements, identifying changes, or consulting issues with an impartial party rather than a contractor's sales agent. Includes recommendations for preventive maintenance to avoid costly repairs, how to save money through adequate weather stripping, appliance maintenance, and help to plan and prioritize improvements. Maintenance inspection and homeowner training takes approximately one hour. Request this service
Homeowner Walk Through Inspection
Perform repairs more cost effectively than a last minute transaction rush. Low cost inspection for sellers that want to make corrections before listing. This walk through inspection provides in-person advice of existing conditions that should be disclosed, and how to do repairs correctly for a successful real estate transaction. Walk through inspection takes approximately one and a half hours. DOES NOT INCLUDE our Detailed Report with notes and pictures (Detailed Report can be used by sellers as an alternative to disclosures. For a Detailed Report, upgrade to a Complete Home Inspection). Request this service
Radon Test Information
There is no safe Radon level and the EPA recommends to consider taking action at levels at or above 2.0. Corrective actions do not always have to involve an expensive active depressurization system. Schedule an inspection to help identify issues and areas specific to your home that may need to be repaired that may contribute to radon levels and wait until after your home inspection before testing to plan easy alternative solutions that may help reduce radon levels before investing in an expensive system.
Homeowners: We provide a FREE Radon Monitor loaner that you can setup for screening of your home's Radon level. This is useful for initial testing and to start taking actions to reduce radon levels in your home. Have a healthy home to enjoy, or a smoother transaction if you are planning on selling soon!
Equipment is provided on loan for free with our Home Maintenance Training or Homeowner's Walkthrough inspections. Loan term is 3 days (70 hrs), you must return equipment on-time to Eagle Properties' Rochester, MN dropoff address or pay a $10 loan fee per day up to a maximum cost of $100, but much like a library equipment the loan may be renewed for free depending on demand.
Buyers and Sellers: Here is the link to the MN Dept. of Health website that explains the process of Radon testing in real estate transactions: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/indoorair/radon/radonre.html .
I have available for purchase a DIY Radon Test Kit for you as homeowner to perform the test. This includes two mail-in test packets that you place 4 inches apart in the lowest occupable level of the home, pickup after at least 3 days, and mail in a 2-day envelope to the testing laboratory to receive certified results via email less than a week later. This test method requires a longer inspection timeline. I do not setup, pickup, or mail this test kits, and I often recommend corrections to the home to reduce radon infiltration before testing.
You may also source these test kits directly at: https://securechek.com/cgi-bin/oo.cgi?product_id=60&ooname=MN.
Apply for a test kit in person at the Olmsted County Department of Health Lab.
Or work with a specialized Radon detection and mitigation contractor.
RADON HEALTH RISK INFORMATION:
|Rn Level (pCi/L)||Description||Criteria||Range|
|0.4||Average outdoor radon concentration.||TARGET||0.3 - 0.9|
|1.3||Average indoor radon concentration.||ACCEPT||1.0 - 1.9|
|2.0||EPA Consider taking action.||HAZARD||2.0 - 3.9|
|4.0||EPA RECOMMENDED ACTION.||CORRECT  ||4.0 - …|
The inspection process is divided in three steps. Here is how a typical day is scheduled:9 AM appointment:
|9:00 AM||Open for Inspection||Inspection starts alone or escorted at property.|
|10:30 AM||Walkthrough||Buyer arrives for a review of findings and recommendations.|
|12:00 PM||Inspection complete!||Report generated next day and emailed to client.|
12 PM appointment:
|12:00 PM||Open for Inspection||Inspector is alone or escorted at property.|
|1:30 PM||Walkthrough||Buyer arrives for a review of findings and recommendations.|
|3:00 PM||Inspection complete!||Report generated next day and emailed to client.|
or 3:30 PM appointment:
|3:30 PM||Open for Inspection||Inspector is alone or escorted at property.|
|5:00 PM||Walkthrough||Buyer arrives for a review of findings and recommendations.|
|6:00 PM||Inspection complete!||Report generated next day and emailed to client.|
Up to 35 miles from Rochester, MN at no additional cost.
This includes the cities of Austin, Byron, Chatfield, Dover, Elgin, Eyota, Grand Meadow, Hayfield, Kasson, Mantorville, Mazeppa, Oronoco, Pine Island, Plainview, Preston, Spring Valley, St. Charles, Stewartville, Zumbro Falls, and others.
$2 per mile outside service area.
FREE for Homeowners
- Search for Building Permits (City of Rochester, MN)
- Appliance Recall Check (US CPSC)
FREE for Real Estate Agents
- Exclusive Online Continuing Education Opportunities for Real Estate Agents (ARELLO and IDECC)
- Negligent Referral Protection Program for Real Estate Agents (InterNACHI)