We have been practicing social distancing as a precaution since mid March. All the tools, clothing and equipment are sanitized prior to each home inspection. Body temperatures are taken prior to each home inspection ensuring no one has symptoms. Face masks and disposable gloves are worn when inside and outside the home. No one needs to be at the home inspection. If others must be at the inspection a space of 6 feet or more is maintained from all others as a precaution. All reports are sent via a PDF within 24 hours of the inspection. Each report includes more than 100 pictures with easy to read descriptions so they can be discussed over the phone.
ILLUMINATING HOME INSPECTIONS
Obtaining a professional home inspection for your potential home is one of the most important steps of the home buying process. We help you make an informed purchase decision. Almost all homes are purchased in a pre-owned condition. It is absolutely essential to know the condition of your home before you close.
YOUR HOME INSPECTION
We provide a thorough 400 plus point inspection taking numerous photographs illuminating the areas you need identified for peace of mind, prior to closing. We primarily focus on identifying fire, health, safety, deferred cost and maintenance items. Having a home inspected is like a physical check-up. If serious problems or symptoms are found, we may recommend further evaluation. We dedicate several hours of time to complete your illuminating home inspection, the inspection report and to answer any of your questions.
YOUR INSPECTION REPORT
Your home inspection report will describe the condition of the visually examined structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation together with a large number of photographs for your review. All inspections are typically delivered to you in a PDF electronic format within 24 hours of the inspection date, so you can quickly move forward with your next step.
Your 400 Plus Point Inspection Report Can Include:
Structure: Foundation, Basement, Crawl Space, Attics
Exterior: Grounds, Siding, Trim, Soffits, Fascia, Flashings, Windows, Screens, Storm Windows, Doors
Grading, Fences, Retaining Walls (when related to the condition of the home)
Roofing: Coverings, Flashings, Ventilation, Chimneys, Skylights
Heating and Cooling Systems: Condenser, Furnace, Air Handler, Fans Furnace, Air Handler, Fans
Plumbing: Main Water Disconnect, Visible Pipes, Faucets, Water Heaters, Sinks, Tubs, Toilets, Showers
Electrical: Service Entry, Electrical Panels, Receptacles, Switches, Wiring
Interior: Walls, Ceilings, Floors, Windows, Doors, Stairs, Steps
Garage: Openers, Safety Reverse, Overhead Doors
Your Professional Inspector
Your professional home inspector is Eric Robb. He graduated from the American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT) and is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and has worked in the home and commercial industries since 2006. As a licensed home inspector (License Number HI-1931) in the state of Arkansas, he takes on going classes each year to stay current in the home inspection industry.
Our Goal and Standards of Practice
Our primary goal is to provide a professional, objective, visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation in an easy to read, visually supported inspection report to help you make an informed purchase decision. We follow the Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics for Arkansas Registered Home Inspectors set forth by the Arkansas Home Inspectors Registration Board.
- Back Ground Checked
- Licensed in Arkansas (HI-1931)
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Member of Real Estate Investors NWA
- Affiliate Member of NWA Board of Realtors
- Accredited with the Better Business Bureau
“Eric is a great professional who does extraordinary work. His rates are fair, he is extremely thorough, and provides detailed reports. If you need a home inspected, Eric and Illuminating Home Inspections is for you.“ Steve Cox, Sr. VP of Economic and Development Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce / Home Buyer -Client
"Eric was a pleasure to work with - highly professional and immediate to respond. He made me look good in front of my clients as they were extremely impressed with his communication, efficiency and report. His report was very detailed with pictures and easy to read. The turn around time was prompt. We received updates and constant communication throughout the entire process and always felt we were in the good hands of a trusted inspector who had our best interest in mind. Thank you Eric for a great experience and I look forward to working with you again soon." Nicole Brekelbaum. Executive Broker at Collier & Associates.
"Eric was so great to work with during the inspection of our home. He was very courteous, knowledgeable, and professional. He took the time to point out various issues and explain the causes and corrections. He addressed our questions and went above and beyond to make sure we fully understood and to put our mind at ease with any doubts we may have had. He made us feel as if he cared that our house, decision, and move in was a positive experience. Excellent customer experience with Eric." Addy Chipouras. Client / University of Arkansas / Home Buyer - Client.
"Eric is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. My client's received their report the very next morning after the inspection. His reports are thorough but very easy to read and clearly highlight issues and concerns that need to be addressed with the property. When my client's had questions, Eric was very responsive and put them at ease after further explanation. I highly recommend Eric as a home inspector." William Payne. Broker / Owner at Flat Fee Realty
"Eric is first off an outstanding person. Very easy to work with and personable. He walked me through my whole inspection when I met him at the property. From walking through everything in the house, to even getting up in the attic. His report with many pictures identifying everything he looked at with simple arrows provided an at ease feeling for me as a home buyer. I recommend him to anyone needing an inspection at their property!" Aaron Palmer / Pilot, Tyson Foods / Home Buyer - Client
"Eric has been the home inspector for several of my buyers and has done a fantastic job. Eric is very thorough and his reports are so easy to maneuver. Eric always has a "can-do" attitude, professional reporting, and EXTREMELY timely in making sure he gets his information back as quickly as possible." Kris Davis. VP / Holiday Island Realty
"Eric was extremely professional and very detailed with his report. His report was also one of the easiest for me, as a Realtor, and my clients to read and understand. There were a lot of pictures and his reports are not written to scare buyers like other inspectors. He explains everything to the buyers face to face and makes himself available for additional meetings and phone consultations. I highly recommend Eric as a home inspector and will continue to use and recommend his services to all my clients and fellow Realtors. I am glad we met as this is a relationship I look forward to building. Also his pricing is on par with others, so you get more for your money in my opinion. You will not be disappointed if you hire Eric to do an inspection for you as a Realtor or buyer." Ryan Hill. Principal Broker / Owner at The Virtual Realty Group.
"I own a small real estate company in Fayetteville and recently had the pleasure of working with Eric for the first time when my buyer clients hired him to inspect the home they were purchasing. That turned out to be a smart decision. Eric brings to the table a broad base of knowledge and tons of experience in the field. His inspections seem as thorough as can be and his reports are easy for buyers to understand and for agents to reference during the course of the transaction. I will be referring Eric and Illuminating Home Inspections to my future clients." Jay Downing. Principal Broker at Flyer Homes Real Estate.
"I cannot say enough about how Eric helped us with some major issues we are having with our recently built home. From the start, Eric quickly assessed our concerns through our conversation on the phone and made an appointment to inspect it at a convenient time for us. His professionalism was evident when he arrived at our home, being very respectful of our space and concerns. When Eric completed his inspection, he promised the report within 24 hours and delivered. Once we received and reviewed it, we felt empowered with knowledge of our home that previously had been hidden. I already see how this knowledge will help us protect the value of our home for many years to come. The cost for the inspection will certainly have a large return on investment for us. I realize there is even greater value in making a connection with him, as Eric continues to provide excellent recommendations for us to navigate the residential building industry practices and the challenges that come with that as a consumer. Finally, I must say that I had no idea the importance of having a third-party inspection when purchasing a newly constructed home. I have bought and sold homes previously and had home inspections completed as they were older homes. It made sense to understand the current condition of a previously owned home. But I made a critical error by not having such an inspection on this home. It would have saved us countless hours of disturbance within our home and the unbelievable mess and complications that go with work on the house while we are living in it. I now see the importance of having a brand new home inspected prior to purchasing." Larry and Tracey Cousar. New Home Owners - Clients
"There is nothing scarier to a home buyer than learning the house they picked out may have a problem. A home inspection can break a deal. The way Eric approaches a home buyer after the inspection is fantastic. His delivery of "problems" with a home is professional and not scary to anyone. His smile is reassuring to buyers and his knowledge is proficient." Cecilia Foy. Real Estate Agent at Century 21 Lyons.
"Eric and I have worked together on quite a few real estate transactions. Eric is thorough, honest and very helpful when explaining his findings with my clients. I would highly recommend Eric and Illuminating Home Inspections to real estate buyers and investors as well as real estate agents and brokers!" Matt Dickhut. Realtor at Collier & Associates
"Eric has done several home inspections for my clients. He is professional, attentive to details, and returns the results promptly! A pleasure to work with!" Steffanie Kenney. Realtor at Platinum Properties of Northwest Arkansas
"Eric recently inspected the home of one of my clients. They were unable to be at the inspection so I was there to represent them. Eric was great to work with. He was on time, had his "extra" pair of shoes to wear in the house after inspecting the exterior of the home, and was very thorough with his inspection. My clients were very pleased with the report he provided them. I will certainly recommend Eric again to my buyers and anyone who would like a home inspection for their own peace of mind." Wendi Jones. Realtor at Prime Real Estate and Development.
"Eric provided the upmost professional services during the inspection for one of my buyers! He’s extremely thorough and explains anything and everything. We even received the report back within 24 hours!! I will be using him in the future!" Danielle Dengler. Realtor at Madsky and Associates.
"Great inspector and great person! Great with his clients and very detailed inspection reports. He’ll tell you how it is with houses. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!" Carly Garland. Realtor at Keller Williams - Trina Hammond Team
"Eric is very detailed and very patient with our clients. Definitely recommend Eric for any inspection needs - quick, reliable and thorough. He went above and beyond for my client and those are priceless relationships. Thank you." Alex Cordova. Realtor at Fathom Realty.
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