Hello, my name is Mark Varley, founder of Bloodhound Home Inspections. Before I tell you about my business please allow me to tell you a little about myself. My family and I have lived in central Arkansas for the past 23 years. We were drawn to Arkansas by its natural beauty, the great weather and sunshine. Lake Ouachita has been our weekend getaway for each and every one of these years.
We decided on Arkansas after visiting the Hot Springs area a few times during weekend trips taken from Kansas City, MO where I attended professional school. After graduation we packed up the trucks and moved to the Little Rock area and opened a chiropractic practice in Sherwood - then bought a house in Maumelle. Every weekend we would come back to the lake and to Hot Springs. Skip ahead...
19 years later I retired from my practice and we moved to the Hot Springs area! We have settled in Hot Springs Village and really enjoy it. The lakes, the golfing, the trail system, etc. Retirement was difficult for me, more so than I had ever dreamed. I missed working and meeting people. Practicing took up an enormous amount of time and energy so I was looking for another career that would not be so demanding on my time but would be rewarding. Also, when I was a young man I worked construction with my soon to be in-laws. I liked construction very much and build things still today. I wanted to put the knowledge learned in those years of construction to use in my new career.
Home Inspection was the perfect answer for me. It allows me to build a business helping people, instead of helping their joints feel better, helping them make informed decisions about their real estate purchase. I hope that I have the opportunity to help you in your purchase too.
Why Choose Bloodhound?
In addition to the standard training that all licenced Arkansas home inspectors have to complete, I hold a CPI from InterNachi which is the world's largest nonprofit association of residential and commercial property inspectors.. InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspectors® are required to pass an Inspector Exam, follow a comprehensive Standards of Practice, abide by a strict Code of Ethics, and take accredited Continuing Education courses each year.
Because I participate in the CPI program InterNachi guarantees my inspections. Simply put, "If your participating inspector misses anything, we'll buy your home back." Details can be found here.
Most of the time I can schedule your house the same week - if you are in town and in need of a weekend inspection, please call to check availability.
Out of town?
Many of the inspections that I do are for home buyers moving to this area from another state. I can get your home inspected without you having to be here.
RE-INSPECTIONS at no charge
Re-inspections are done when a deficiency is found in a home and is then corrected. When you are out of town it is sometimes necessary to have the repairs verified to be sure that they were completed and completed correctly. I do this at no charge. Local, or out of town clients.
You don't have to wait hours or days for your inspection report. Your report will be sent out from the driveway before I leave the job. Please don't confuse fast with hurried. I schedule a maximum of 2 inspections in a day. This gives me more than enough time to complete the home that you hire me to inspect without having to hurry to my next job.
quality of the report
The home inspection report that you receive from Bloodhound is made from the highest quality reporting software available. Each report is complete with pictures of the home and pictures of any deficiencies that need described. Home inspection reports can be lengthy and for this reason, in addition to the detailed sections of the report, a report summary is included at the beginning to put it all in one place.
Dock inspections for entergy
When homes with a dock on Lake Catherine or Lake Hamilton are purchased, Entergy is requiring that the boat dock be inspected. I have been trained to do these as well. I do them as stand alone inspections and as an addition to the home inspection.
$285.. General home Inspection
Homes that are 1500 square foot and smaller. I do not charge extra for homes with a crawl space nor do I charge for mileage. Homes that are 1501 to 2500 are $330. Homes that are larger than 2500 square feet are just slightly higher.
$150... Dock inspection
Dock inspections on done for Entergy on lakes Catherine and Hamiliton are $150 as an addition if I am inspecting the home that is associated with that dock. If it is just a dock inspection the fee is $200.
$50... Service member discounts
I am an Army National Guard Veteran. Any prior or active military receives a $50 discount on their home inspection.
CONTACT US at 501-915-0024
Contact us at the number above via voice or text or you may fill out the information below. Thank you and I look foreward to hearing from you.