Choosing the right home inspection company is the most important part of the real estate transaction.
Please take the time to review the links below because home inspectors are far from equal. We won’t be the cheapest. But if you do your research, you will see we are your best choice and best value.
It takes us about 3 hours to do the tests that we do (larger homes and homes with many issues do take longer). Add another 2 hours to write the report and the drive time and we have a complete day. This is why we only do one inspection a day per inspector and prepare the report that same day unless special arrangements are made. Keep this in mind when others say they can do two, or three inspections in a day.
It is your house, your money, your family. You deserve the best.
Our schedule is live online.
Our base fee is $525. In order to get to that price, you will have to choose our photo upload discount that is available when you place the order. A discount of $50 is available if you agree to post a photo of us doing what we do to our Yelp, Google, or Facebook business pages (one or all three). That will equal the base estimate of $525. This is for homes up to 2500 square feet.
- Add $75 for over 2500 square feet and an additional $75 for every 500 square feet over 2500.
- Subtract $100 for for condo buildings where we are not inspecting the roof or exterior. (a high rise)
We use high-end equipment on our standard inspection such as thermal imagers, moisture meters, combustion analyzers, and drones. Chicagoland Home Inspectors offers the most thorough home inspections (complete with warranties) in the entire Chicagoland area.
We know that there is not one other company that uses the tools that we do, provides the customer service that we do, and has as good of a reputation that we have.
If you don’t feel we offer the best service for the price, please reach out to me. I want your business.
Please see our reviews on Yelp, Google and Facebook by searching for Chicagoland Home Inspectors (we have offices in Northbrook and Chicago). We conduct our inspections assuming you will leave a review after everything is complete and you received our report. We value these reviews. They help us strive to be as thorough, professional, and accurate for you so we can earn those five stars. This offer is made to each and every client. If we do a bad job, our clients would leave a bad review.
Optional extra services you can add to the base service include:
- Sewer Scope………….$350
- Chimney Scan………..$250 for the first flue, and $150 for additional flues
- Mold Air Sampling….$350
- Pool Inspection………$350
- Irrigation Inspection..$150
- NPMA-33 (Termite)..$250
Note: Our agreement states that we are not actively looking for mold, termites, or any other type of environmental issues during our standards inspection service. We will NOT REMAIN SILENT should we see mold, termites, or any other type of environmental issues during the normal inspection. We will document what we see in the report. This will not guarantee that the item is present, or not present. The only way to know for sure is to test. The fees above are for when we send samples to a laboratory or have to complete the NPMA-33 form for VA and FHA mortgages.
Important link to help you choose the best home inspector for your needs.
- View our process and provides a sample report.
- View our Comparison Chart – We assume you are looking at other companies, so here is a chart that compares services and price. There is a difference so ask if they use, or provide, what we do.
Again, we do want to work for you. We do feel we create the most detailed inspection reports and we have the best equipment that is used by skilled professionals who are committed and passionate about their work. We do not believe that just anyone can do this job properly. Which is why I personally approve every inspector who works under our name. I will not allow our reputation to be tarnished. We also provide the best warranties should that unpleasant surprise happen.
The synopsis of “Why Choose Us”
- You, and your new home, are our only focus on your inspection day.
- More equipment is used to be more definitive in our findings.
- Photos prove our reviews are real.
- We invite everyone to judge us. This proves our reviews are real.
- Over 1,600 5 Star Reviews combined on all platforms.
- Charlie personally offers to review every report with clients over a Google Meet session. A great way to get estimates and set priorities. There is not an extra fee for this session.
My name is Charlie, and you can call, or text, me at 630-327-2700 with any questions you might have. I never charge to talk on the phone. Even if you do not choose to hire us. I do whatever I can to help people buy their home.
Charles (Charlie) Bellefontaine
Chicagoland Home Inspectors , Inc.
P.S. Whatever you choose to do, I’d like to gift you with a short eBook called Negotiating After the Home Inspection, hopefully it helps.
P.S.S. Listen to Charlie, and the team, on our radio show Saturday mornings 6 – 7 on WCPT 820.