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CREIA MCI & ICC residential combination inspector- San Diego, Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar, Encinitas, Poway, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Escondido, Fallbrook, San Marcos, Temecula
About the Home Inspector
As your home inspector, I'll provide you with an unbiased, professional, detailed, comprehensive inspection of your new home. And your inspection process will never be a rushed one. Three to four hours are spent inspecting the average home. When performing a home inspection, I make comments on every detail I would want to know if I were the one buying the home. Home inspection is not a hobby for me; it is my full-time business, and I'll be honored to be your home consultant.
Ongoing education is very important to me so I can keep abreast of the ever-changing building codes and new construction methods. I am actively involved in the north San Diego chapter of CREIA (the California Real Estate Inspection Association), where I have served as President, Vice President, and Secretary. One of my proudest achievements is attaining the MCI (Master CREIA Inspector) designation. Only about 10% of the CREIA inspectors taking the MCI exam pass it. See for yourself the difference an MCI home inspector makes! I am also an ICC Residential Combination Inspector, a certification even fewer home inspectors have obtained!
As a certified infrared thermographer, I also offer a wide range of infrared imaging services to compliment your home inspection. I perform a complete spectrum of infrared scans utilizing the most modern technology to discover and diagnose moisture intrusion issues, energy efficiency, electrical issues, mechanical issues, and roof leakage.
My goal is to provide a higher-level inspection and to make you so satisfied with your home inspection that you will tell your family, friends, and colleagues about the great service given by First Choice Inspections. My business grows one satisfied client at a time!
Home Inspection Expectations
Home inspections are a major concern for most consumers. Here are some common questions asked by the consumer: Is the home inspector qualified? Who is the home inspector working for- me or the agent? How much should I pay for a home inspection? How thorough will the home inspector be?
As a client of First Choice Inspections, you always receive a thorough, un-biased inspection of the subject property. The condition of the home is reported in an honest fashion, In other words, the home "is what it is".
The length of inspection depends on the size, age, and condition of the home. You will receive a personal walk-through of the property at the end of your home inspection where you will be shown any material defects found during the inspection. You can get any questions answered regarding your new home. The final report, complete with photos, will be emailed later that SAME DAY. View a sample home inspection report.
Inspection fees are individually quoted and will vary according to the size and age of the home. It is not a good idea to shop around for a cheap inspection! A less-experienced inspector will miss important items and it will end up costing you a lot more than the $100 you saved! Remember, a quality home inspection is never expensive, it is priceless!
People Talking about my Home Inspections
As a home inspector, my number one goal is customer satisfaction. Here are a few comments from some previous home inspection clients:
"Thanks so much for the great job you did! We have given your name to a few people and will certainly refer you to anyone we know who is buying a home. We were very happy with your work! You did a very thorough job... our real estate agent was VERY impressed!! Thank you again." Jennifer & Geoff Heath- Oceanside, CA
"Your home inspection report was well done and we really liked all the pictures with everything pointed out! Thanks again." Adrienne Grajek- San Diego, CA
"It's great to hear from you. You truly epitomize service after the sale." Harvey & Gwen Carrathus- Beaumont, CA
"Wow, Steve! Very impressive work. I admire and respect your attention to detail and follow-up. It is nice to see such quality work and someone who takes pride in what they do. I appreciate your report. You have excellent customer service. Thank you for your assistance in our first home buying process. You have helped us feel better about our experience." James & Deidra Davis- Mira Mesa, CA
"I need to let you know that your incredibly positive attitude every time I see you is inspiring to me. Thanks for making my day every time we meet!" Tom Trujillo (Realtor)- San Diego, CA
"Always a pleasure to do business with you Steve! I not only recommend you to clients but also to all of my fellow agents." Eleni Koucouvelis (Realtor)- San Diego, CA
"Thank you for the wonderful home inspection! I feel like I'm in such good hands. It is wonderful to have your expertise and to know we have identified the issues. Your kindness and professionalism are very special. Thanks again for your thoroughness." Lisa Ligouri- Poway, CA
"That home inspection is literally the best I've seen in my 25 years in this business!!!" Colleen Smith(Mortgage broker)- San Diego, CA
"I wanted to thank you for the excellent job you did on the property. That was tough- a lot of issues and pouring down rain. You are such a trooper and you spent a lot of time making sure the home inspection was thorough." Judith Coker (Realtor)- San Diego, CA
"Wow- this is an excellent report, full of details and accompanying photos. Your efforts and thorough analysis are very much appreciated." Walter & Barbara Whatley-San Diego, CA
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.