Apollo Zimmerman
 

Up Front and Honest professional

Home Inspector

Your Experienced, Certified, Intelligent, and ThorougH Home Inspector.
 

See Our UP front Prices below.

 
Working for YOU...The home buyer, no one else.
— Apollo Zimmerman
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Philosophy

I Work for YOU.

I'm Apollo Zimmerman, Certified professional home inspector and owner of A-Z Michigan Home Inspection.

If you have found this website, you are the type of person that knows an unbiased and professional opinion is very valuable and not as easy to find as one would think.  You know just taking the first guy on the agents list isn't always exactly in your best interest.  When making one of the biggest decisions of your life things can get overwhelming.  I am here to help by taking the guess work out the true condition of the home with an unbiased, and  highly skilled perspective.  After having an inspection done with me you will have a much better understanding of how you will be spending your free time if you choose to buy.  Beautifying, investing in updates, immediate repairs, and getting estimates, or doing other things, like relaxing, vacationing, spending time with your family, enjoying your new home.  

I am certified in the state of Michigan to conduct professional home inspections whether it be brand new construction or older homes, large estates or fixer-uppers, and HUD homes.  I inspect them all as if I was inspecting for my own family.

 I guarantee you will be happy you did your research.

-Apollo Zimmerman


If you do get my name from an agent, that simply means they hold the same values as I do.  A vote of confidence form an agent shows they are interested in value and integrity for the client too. 

 
A-Z Michigan Home Inspection Apollo Zimmerman

Qualifications

Experience at a glance

  • 14+ years of  real world experience in inspection and building trades.
    • Residential Inspection
    • Residential remodeling
    • New home construction
    • Property maintenance and management
    • Commercial/retail construction
  • Professionally trained and educated
  • Member of the InterNACHI (International association of certified home inspectors)
  • Certified in the state of Michigan.

Up Front home inspection pricing

Everyone deserves a TOP quality home inspection without the runaround or up-selling.

 
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Pricing

Book online below for 20% off these standard list prices!


Standard Pricing

(*if not booking online, which you really should since you are here and the sound of my voice isn't so smooth that its worth losing a 20% discount ;)

2,000 square feet or less..$310.00

2,001-3,000 square feet.....$375.00

3,001-4,000 square feet.....$460.00

4,001-5,000 Square Feet.....$537.00

Apartment style Condo*....$275.00

Add $20 for crawl spaces.

*For all other condos use square footage pricing above.  If your condo shares only one or two walls and has it's own roof, or is totally detached the pricing is the same as a standard home.  If you would like to omit a roof, attic, and exterior inspection you may let me know and use the "Apartment Style" condo pricing.

ATTENTION- Homes with multiple units such as for rental, or "in-laws" quarters are subject to an additional charges.


Click Button Below to instantly receive 20% off listed prices.  Doing this saves time allowing me to focus on inspecting.  I pass the savings directly to you.

20% savings is my thank you for freeing me from being tied up on the phone allowing me more time to focus on inspecting.

Don't think I have the best value?  Find a comparable service in the area and I will BEAT that price. 


Why are prices so hard to find on other sites?

Many inspection sites hide or omit their pricing.  This can be for several reasons. One of which is to allow them room to adjust the price based on how much they think they can get out of you at the moment or enable them the ability to price it out of your reach if they choose.  I don't do this. Everyone deserves a quality home inspection.

What is a home inspection?

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What is a home inspection?

  • Thorough evaluation of all the major visible home systems
  • Review of visible structural and mechanical elements
  • Health and safety review including visual inspection for mold, and radon testing.
  • General condition, especially areas that might appeal to pests
  • Inspection of home systems like appliances, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical.
  • Detailed digital inspection report with all the findings delivered same day.

What's included in a home inspection?

My quality home inspection includes coverage in four categories spanning over 400 points of inspection:

  1. Structural and mechanical aspects, including but not limited to, the foundation, the framing, the siding, the roof, and their associated parts. The attic and crawl space or basement are included.
  2. Component systems of the home, which include, electrical, heating, cooling, insulation, and ventilation.
  3. Health and safety issues that may impact how you'll live in the home. For example, radon, mold, carbon monoxide, gas leaks, tripping hazards and fall protection (railings), and pay special attention to features of the home that may affect children, the elderly, or pets.
  4. Conditions that could promote mold growth or be attractive to household pests. We have the knowledge to recognize signs of particular pets and fungal growth and determine the necessity to contact an licensed exterminator or mold remediation specialist.

WHAT IF THE INSPECTOR FINDS SOMETHING?

This is the part that very often allows for the inspection to pay for it self.

Your Realtor can help guide you through the process of getting bids to estimate the cost of fixing any issues the inspector identified. Once you know the cost, you can negotiate with the home owner to determine whether they'll fix the issue, or lower the home price so you can pay for the fix.  As a matter of integrity and as part of our code of ethics Home Inspectors separate themselves from making repair quotes or directing you to specific service providers.  Doing this ensures the inspection is completely unbiased. 

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE THE INSPECTION?

  1. Check in with your Realtor before the inspection to make sure they can provide access to the home. 
  2. Make sure the utilities will be on, and that all systems in the home will be readily accessible. For example, there shouldn't be so many boxes stacked around the furnace that the inspector can't get to it.

80% Of Homes Will Be Inspected. Don't be left uninformed.

How a Home Inspection Saves you Money.

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It Provides an "Out"
A quality home inspection can reveal critical information about the condition of a home. This makes the buyer aware of what costs, and maintenance the home may require. If a buyer isn't comfortable with the findings of the home inspection, it usually presents one last opportunity to back out of the offer to buy.  This step is important when purchasing a property because it may save you thousands. 

Negotiating Tool
 Home inspection reports present an opportunity to ask for repairs or request a price reduction from the seller. Work with your realtor to understand what requests can and should be made to negotiate a better deal.  This is where the cost of an inspection almost always pays for it self.

Safety
A home inspection can detect safety issues like electrical problems, unsafe structural issues, radon, and mold. Make sure that your home-buying contract states that should such hazards be detected, you have the option to cancel the offer to buy.
 

Top to Bottom

Need more information? Review any of the categories below until to are comfortable.

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Rest assured you found the right inspector. Need more information on me?  Here is a run down of my qualifications, and education... 

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Sample Inspection report.
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The Best Guarantees in the business. Home Buy Back Guarantee, $10,000 Honor Guarantee, and Price Match Guarantee.

Wood Destroying Organisms, such as mold are often a cause for anxiety when selecting an older home or a new one with certain issues.

Radon Information.  The plain truth about radon, it's roll in home buying and home inspections, and your best course of action  for addressing any concerns.

Standards of Practice.  For those that can't get too much information.

Schedule Today!

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You may delay, but time will not.
— benjamin franklin

Special online only booking prices!

2,000 square feet or less.....$248  (regularly $310)
2,001-3,000 sq. feet............$298   (regularly $375)
3,001-4,000 sq. feet............$368  (regularly $460)
4,001-5,000 sq. feet............$428   (regularly $537)
Apartment style CONDO 2,000 Sq/FT or less*......................$218
  (regularly $275)

-Add $20 for crawl spaces-

*Condos over 2,000 square feet please use same pricing as single family home based on square footage.  If your Condo is detached or connected by less than three sides it falls under the standard square footage pricing of a single family detached home.  Most Condos do not fall under the apartment style condo pricing.  If you would like the condo pricing I can do it if the exterior and roof are omitted. 

ATTENTION- Homes with multiple units such as for rental, or "in-laws" quarters are subject to an additional 50% for EACH additional unit. 

Schedule your inspection now with the form below.

Your Inspection will be tentatively scheduled based on the information you provide today.  I will always do my very best to accommodate your schedule. Thank you!

Name *
Name
if you do not have a cell phone please provide the best number to reach you during business hours.
Address of property to be inspected *
Address of property to be inspected
Date of inspection - First choice *
Date of inspection - First choice
Please choose dates with the most desired first.
Date - Second Choice *
Date - Second Choice
Please choose at least one non-weekend date as those fill up quickly. Providing at least one weekday date ensures that you can be scheduled quicker.
Date - Third Choice *
Date - Third Choice
Crawl Space *
Multiple units in residency? *
Is this a residential home with more than one "unit" such as for rental? Please note - I do not inspect commercial or apartment buildings.
Referral Section
Real estate agents are not eligible for any possible referral rewards as it is against the code of ethics.
Name of previous client
Name of previous client

CONTACT

Apollo Zimmerman
(734) 858-8491


Text any time -  24/7

Call 7am-8pm, 7days a week

I respond to all texts, emails and voicemails like clock work four times a day AT A MINIMUM.  9am, 1pm, 5pm, and 8pm.  I can usually respond to a text much faster and at all times of day and night.


A-Z Michigan Home Inspection
17535 Ridge Road
Northville, MI 48168

apolloz@a-zmichiganhomeinspection.com

 

 

 


Online Payment

Do not use this method unless instructed.

After the Inspection has concluded and in special instances you may be directed to pay online.  Please use the options below to pay online if instructed to.  The payment is processed through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to use this).

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I Consistently GARNER POSITIVE REVIEWS FROM MY CUSTOMERS.
SEE WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT ME.

Testimonials

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Testimonials

Absolutely wonderful. This is my first home and know nothing about what to look for. Apollo took the time to show me the ins and outs of a lot of the mechanicals. Answered every question with enthusiasm and professionalism. I know I will be moving in a great working house because of him. Works with your crazy schedules and doesn’t increase price for weekends. I cant thank him enough.
— Emily M. Garden City, MI
Apollo was knowledgeable about home inspection and pointed out many things that I was not aware of that needed repair. He was professional, friendly, and quick to respond to my calls and questions. I would recommend his services for anyone purchasing a home.
— Frank F. Northville, MI
Apollo was very professional from start to finish. He made sure that I understood the issues he found and was very detailed in everything. His honest opinions helped me getting my house!
Thank you for all your findings and advice!
— Silvia C. Canton, MI
We researched home inspectors before calling A-Z Michigan Home Inspection, many were ambiguous on the prices and what they do exactly. Having never had a home inspected before this was all new to me. Apollo was very clear on what he does and how it can be beneficial before finalizing the deal. Definitely worth the price.
— Mark J. Plymouth MI


 

Service Area

I take pride and a vested interest in the area you plan on calling home, because this is where I call home too. 

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Rising Tide Lifts All Boats
— John F. Kennedy
A rising tide can lift all boats... unless your boat is full of holes.  A secondary effect of my home inspection is that I help to foster accountability for maintaining a standard of living in neighborhoods.  One where inferior homes don't change hands to unknowing home owners creating a cycle of deterioration.  My standards are helping to keep "slum lords" or unscrupulous "house flippers" from taking advantage of people and neighborhoods. 

proudly serving South-East Michigan


If you want an inspector familiar with Southeast Michigan, the home styles, particular concerns and characteristics of homes in the area look no further.
SPECIALIZING IN THE AREAS OF :

  • Northville
  • Novi
  • Plymouth
  • Canton
  • South Lyon / Lyon Township
  • Farmington / Farmington Hills
  • Westland
  • Garden City
  • Royal Oak
  • Dearborn / Dearborn Heights
  • Ann Arbor
  • Ypsilanti
  • Walled Lake
  • Wixom
  • Superior Township
  • Southfield
  • Wayne County
  • Oakland County
  • All of Metro Detroit