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Old 09-28-2009, 10:43 AM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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Robert Hahn actually quoted us $435, and then upon learning more upon the property (like the fact that it has no basement or attic, just a crawl space in one closet) changed it to $385..... seems like everything is negotiable in this inspection business!
$200 sounds even better! Does yours include termite & radon & appliances? Don't know how they arrive at these estimates...
No, and that's probably the reason for the discrepancy. We are going for mainly structural integrity: windows, foundation, roofing, etc. No radon.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: NJ to Southern CA - next stop NV
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I used Robert Hahn for my townhome inspection recently and he also charged $385. I was happy with his work and his report. But there was another thread on here with negative reviews on him.

He came recommended from my friend who also used him on their townhome.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:31 PM
 
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I used Robert Hahn for my townhome inspection recently and he also charged $385. I was happy with his work and his report. But there was another thread on here with negative reviews on him.

He came recommended from my friend who also used him on their townhome.
Did he ask you to sign any type of waiver saying he was not responsible for damages missed?
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: NJ to Southern CA - next stop NV
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Did he ask you to sign any type of waiver saying he was not responsible for damages missed?
I didn't sign a waiver
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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That waiver many times is not clearly - separate signature required - delineated clause. They just ask you up front to go over a fine print agreement with quite a few paragraphs wherein they hold themselves responsible for missed damages to no more than the amount of the inspection fee (lol).
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:08 PM
 
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Just to follow up ~ had our inspection with Robert Hahn today. He was awesome. He found a bunch of little things, and also feels our furnace needs to be replaced (it was inredibly rusted, and would not fire.) So I am bummed about that fact and worried about how the seller's are going to respond to it... but Rob was fantastic: there early, very thorough, kept us informed, seemed very knowledgable, and had our report online within 2 hours of the inspection. All together very pleased with him & would highly recommend him!
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:55 AM
 
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Bad experience with Polo & Associates. He claims to have a lot of experience but during our inspection I had to constantly point the problems to him and the report was missing most of the major problems. (Not to mention his horrible temper)
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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Choosing a home inspector based on price alone is a huge mistake. One should choose their inspector based on services, qualifications, experience, training and report quality, not fee. Are you hiring an over-qualified engineer or an under-qualified rookie?

As one already knows, buying a home is typically the single largest purchase of life time, so why would one quibble about price? Here's an example: price of home is $649,000. Home inspection fee, (including a radon test and WDI inspection) is $550.00, that's 0.84 % of the fee. Some of my clients have invested $385 to $650 for the same type of home, i.e. SFR.

Choose your inspector wisely by qualifying him, then it's time to pay the piper.

Peter W. Bennett, Owner
www.AFullHouseInspection.com
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:55 PM
 
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Used Bob Hahn for an inspection and turned out to be extremely bad. Put a few things on the report but left out some major ones. If it's not on the report the buyer loses leverage.

Complained about his wife leaving him, etc, etc. But didn't focus on the job.
Didn't answer e-mails. When I posted a bad review he calls to complain.

Would not hire. Can't do the job.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:26 AM
 
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Thanks everyone....
especially for the tip about refraining from signing a waiver.

We actually ended up cancelling Bret Kauffman and going with Robert Hahn of Family Building Inspectors: also ASHI accreditted, but quoted us $435 instead of $595.
What is your experience with Robert Hahn? I need a home inspector and he is on the list. thanks
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