Sheila Corman is a Registered Home Inspector (RHI), an ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI) and a gifted professional. Sheila understands homes and home buyers. She brings a style that ensures that clients are well looked after and are comfortable with their inspection experience.
Why did you decide to become a home inspector?
SC: “I’ve always been interested in building things, and how things work. I was in construction and masonry for a while, and although I was feeling physically challenged, I wasn’t feeling mentally challenged. Home Inspection was less labor intensive and more interesting — a perfect fit for me.”
What’s the one thing you wish every homeowner knew?
SC: “The value of a Home Inspection. I was reading an article on the spring market in Toronto and it said a lot of buyers were foregoing Home Inspections to gain an advantage in the bidding process. Ultimately a lot of these people ended up with homes that had huge problems which would’ve impacted their asking price as well as their decision to buy. Do not take the decision to buy a home lightly; always get as much information as possible. And if you have to forego the inspection, get one after — Home Inspectors have lots of advice for every situation.”
What is the most surprising thing you’ve uncovered during a home inspection?
SC: “In one home I was inspecting I came across a passage way from a cellar to an underground well! Crawling through a dirt tunnel in Scarborough? I was definitely surprised.”