Have You Ever Had To Move To A Rental House Site Unseen?
Hello everyone who is reading this. My name is Ben Rodgers and I am the Co-Owner and a Home Inspector at Damage Detectives Inspection Services LLC. I figured I would talk a little about myself and then tell you why I think everyone should protect themselves with a rental inspection and then I’ll tell you that if you’re in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo area why you should have the Damage Detectives team provide this service for you.
I started from humble beginnings…I’m kidding. I’ve lived in the Colorado Springs area for five years and recently got out of the Army after about 12 years. I was in the trades starting at 16 doing concrete work and before the Army had graduated to plumbing and HVAC in Jamestown, North Dakota.(That place gets cold when you’re replacing sewer pipe in the winter.) Anyways enough about me you’ll hear about me in the next paragraph when I explain why I’m writing this blog post.
I moved three times while in the Army. The second experience was just that, an experience. I was given my orders to move while I was overseas and my wife (Kaylee) and I got serious about finding a place outside of Lawton, Oklahoma that could fit my family of four. Then my wife found the “perfect place”. I had seen pictures and thought what the heck this place looks alright. I was pretty surprised when I got there though; it wasn’t meeting my expectations. I had already paid for the place and moved in. We had damaged carpets and linoleum floors. I’m talking just a bunch of craziness and I was frustrated. I know if somebody would have said I’ll check this place out for you for $200 I would have jumped on it, after the negative experience.
So when Dan and I started Damage Detectives I said we need to do rental inspections for these Service members who don’t get a chance to go visit the next duty station before moving there. I was thinking longer on this subject after Dan and I discussed this topic and I realised how many different groups move site unseen. I was reminiscing to when I was attending UCCS and some kids were talking about having to move in to not so good living conditions to survive. Then my mind wandered even further and I started thinking in two years my kid is going to college and two years later my other kid is going to college and what if I have to help them pay rent to some horrible house site unseen or any circumstance where my family lives in an unsafe or wreck of a house. My thoughts of wanting to help people see what they are getting themselves into, and giving them the tools to make educated decisions about the next home they will be living in.