A large percentage of property inspections (many of them realtor-referred) take 2-3 hours and cost $250-350. These types of inspections offer a limited profile of your prospective purchase. The money you save in having that type of inspection service could come back to haunt you later.
A professional property inspection conducted by CanInspect takes 6-8 hours; 2 hours are typically required simply to complete the onsite report and photo compilation. Prospective purchasers need to consider what gets covered in that 2-3 hour inspection mentioned above.