Thorough, Complete and Comprehensive

Meet Jim Wurtenberg, owner and primary inspector at Central Real Estate Inspections, based in Rochester, NY. Jim has been a New York State licensed and fully insured Home Inspector since 2006. Over the years Jim has inspected thousands of homes throughout the greater Rochester area and western New York region, including the Finger Lakes, Monroe, Wayne, Ontario and Livingston counties.

Jim takes pride in following the highest standards in the inspection industry and providing a highly professional service to all his customers. Clients appreciate his honesty, integrity and courtesy – because he is on their side as shown by the multiple testimonials.

“We Support our clients, before, during, and after the inspection. We want to make the inspection process easy for our clients. Once you’re a client, you’re always a client: you can get in touch to ask questions for as long as you own your home.”

Jim’s years of experience, plus intensive training and education in home inspection and related fields make Central Real Estate Inspections the most professional choice for all aspects of home inspections, including radon testing, mold assessments, and well water analysis.

Jim Wurtenberg
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A Comprehensive Home Inspection

Buying a home is the biggest investment most people ever make. Your decision will affect you for years to come. No one understands this better than the inspectors at Central Real Estate Inspections. There is always risk when making such a large purchase decision, but a professional inspection will significantly reduce your risk, help make the entire home buying process easier, and remove much of the stress and worry from the decision.

Every inspection by Central Real Estate Inspections is thorough, complete, and comprehensive.

What Should You Expect?

When you hire a licensed home inspector from Central Real Estate Inspections, your inspector will spend two to three hours thoroughly inspecting and evaluating the property you are considering purchasing.

The roof will be fully inspected, when possible your inspector will walk the roof. Your inspector will also crawl through crawl spaces, spend time in the basement checking the foundation, furnace, plumbing, electrical system, and all the elements in-between. As the inspector works their way through the interior of the house they will be assessing windows, doors and outlets that they have access to. All of this to give you one of the most comprehensive inspection reports on your future home.

Our reports are electronic with digital photographs and a detailed summary. For your convenience, you will receive your report within 24 hours of the completed inspection.

If you’re new to the home buying process, you should attend the inspection from start to finish. The inspector will tell you what needs maintenance or repairs, and why. This Is also a great time to ask questions about your new home, take measurements, and have friends and relatives see your new home for the first time.

“All homes have problems, but every house is a great house for the right person at the right price. We at Central Real Estate Inspections will help you make that determination.”

Simply The Best Guarantee In The Rochester Area!

We guarantee our competent and Professional inspection…Or Your money back, And we’ll pay for another inspection. It’s that simple.

We are so confident in the thoroughness and quality of our home inspection and report we believe that we will meet or exceed your expectations. This is why we can comfortably offer this guarantee. If you, Our Client, are not completely satisfied with our Inspection and Inspection Report we will refund your money and pay for the inspector of your choice if you are not satisfied!

You see, we understand this is an important step in your life. This guarantee is just one more way to demonstrate our desire and commitment to meet or exceed your expectations. We want to ensure you have an enjoyable real estate experience.

About Home Inspections

Central Real Estate Inspections goes beyond Rochester, and has been servicing clients throughout Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming, and Yates County areas since 2006.

Is a home inspection expensive?

Of course you can skip a home inspection before you purchase or do the inspection yourself but, it’s not recommended.

At Central Real Estate Inspections our professional inspectors have completed thousands of inspections and have gone through extensive training and continuing education to help recognize current and potential defects in the systems and components of your future home.

Not only are our inspectors trained in and familiar with the components of a home, proper installation methods and necessary maintenance routines but we have also developed and perfected a systematic approach in evaluating all aspects of a home. This way, no stone is left unturned.

You can purchase everything you need to paint your own house, fix your own roof, even rewire your house. The one thing you CANNOT purchase is knowledge and experience.

It is far more expensive to skip a home inspection before you purchase. The cost of a home inspection can be a fraction of the cost of the problems that the inspection brings to light. You’re about to make the biggest purchase of your life, and this is your only chance to protect yourself with a professional home inspection. You want the best home inspection possible-saving money by using a “bargain” home inspector or an unlicensed contractor could cost you thousands of dollars in repair costs in the long run. Give us a call at 585-377-3737 or schedule your inspection online right now.

What if the inspection reveals problems?

No house is perfect, not even when it’s new construction. Finding problems upfront is actually a good thing.

It’s important to understand, however, that an inspection report should not be treated as a seller’s fix-it list. It is an impartial report on the honest condition of the property. Once you have your report in hand, your real estate agent can help you decide how to proceed.

Most of your inspection report will be maintenance recommendations and minor imperfections other wise known as a “honey-do list” for after you move in.

These are nice to know about, however, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories the main ones being:

Major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure. Things that lead to major defects. A small roof-flashing leak, for example. Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home.

Safety hazards. This would include items such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electric panel, mold growth in the living space or a damaged chimney.

Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property.

Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn about defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Don’t kill your deal over things that don’t matter. It is inappropriate to demand that a seller address deferred maintenance, conditions already listed on the seller’s disclosure, or nit-picky items.

What are the limitations on an inspection?

A home inspection is not an appraisal or a check for compliance with building codes; it’s also not an evaluation of environmental hazards. See the NYS Standards of Practice for more information on the limitations of an inspection.


Central Real Estate Inspections performs buyer’s inspections, new construction and phase inspections as well as pre-listing inspections. We also perform Radon testing, mold assessments and well testing. Our clients are home buyers and sellers in the greater Rochester area and western New York region, including the Finger Lakes, Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming, and Yates Counties.

Move-In Ready Inspections

For sellers, a Move-In Ready inspection or pre-listing inspection is the best way to eliminate the surprises that can end a deal. A pre-listing inspection will also prevent inflated charges on last minute, rushed repairs. The Move-In Ready Inspection Report can also be a great marketing tool for selling a home. By making the report available to prospective buyers, sellers can often sell for more money.

For sellers, a Move-In Ready home shows a buyer that a seller is dealing in good faith. Avoid delays and last-minute negotiating that can come from sudden problems showing up out of the blue.

Better yet, justify your full asking price by having your home pre-inspected. Give us a call at 585-377-3737 or schedule your inspection online.

Radon Testing

Every house should be tested for Radon according to The World Health Organization, The U.S. Surgeon General, The Environmental Protection Agency and State Health Departments. Testing your house for radon is easy and the only way to know if your home has unsafe levels of radon gas.

Radon is everywhere, outside air and every house and building. Radon is a radioactive gas that is produced in the breaking down of uranium in our soil, rock, and water. Radon exposure is the Second-leading cause of death from lung cancer in the United States. Invisible and completely undetectable without special equipment.

Central Real Estate Inspections uses continuous monitors, a sophisticated, electronic instrument that collects data hourly and is equipped with tamper detectors.

We are Nationally Certified in Radon testing. Give us a call at 585-377-3737 for fees and appointment times. You can also add this to your home inspection order when scheduling online.

Mold Assessment and Testing

Mold contamination can destroy property and harm your health. A mold assessment and testing can detect if mold is present. We are trained and New York State licensed in mold identification and assessments.

Give us a call at 585-377-3737 for fees and appointment time.

Scheduling online is simple. Choose the category that best describes who you are, then follow the steps to schedule your inspection. We will confirm by email shortly after receiving your request.

If you need a certain day or time of day that is not available on our site, please call our office. We can typically make adjustments to our schedule to accommodate everyone.

Please note, this is not a quote calculator. By using this online scheduler, you are booking an appointment with Central Real Estate Inspections. When you select “Schedule This inspection” at the end of the process, you will be confirming your inspection appointment.

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