Steven L. Smith: Experienced Bellingham home inspector; WA State Home Inspector License #207; Structural pest inspector; Original Member WA State Home Inspector Licensing Board; ASHI certified
Get to know Steven L. Smith
Experience, attention to detail, knowledge and ethics. Those are the attributes people are looking for in a home inspector. Steven L. Smith, of King of the House Inc, meets those requirements. Steve has worked in the fields of inspection, building, remodeling and real estate investment. Steve is Washington state licensed home inspector #207, HUD/FHA registered inspector #D733, ASHI certified inspector #252760 and a state licensed structural pest inspector. He is the lead instructor of home inspection at Bellingham Technical College, a state approved college level fundamentals of home inspection training course. In 2008, Steve was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Washington state home inspector licensing board.
Choosing the right home inspector is an important decision. Steven L. Smith is uniquely qualified to help you. Steve performs a complete inspection of the home, adhering to the Washington state standards of practice. Steve has acquired many years of experience in purchasing, renovating, building and repairing residential and investment properties. When buying investment properties, or advising others in that regard, a home inspector must have a critical eye and be able to identify those properties that are suitable investments while eliminating those that are not. Let Steve, a leading home inspector, put his experience and knowledge to work for you!
If you compare our detailed inspection reports to those provided by our competition, we are confident that you will hire King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.
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Steven L. Smith has lived in Whatcom County all of his life and, as a home inspector, he is familiar with the problems and issues that afflict homes in our damp climate. If you hire King of the House to inspect your investment, you will receive the benefit of an honest report based on Steve's professional experience. King of the House provides you with a thorough inspection of the various systems and components that are in-service at the home you are purchasing. And, as always, you will receive a great written report. That is Steve's commitment to you.
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As a Bellingham home inspector, I do full inspections of homes in Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties. It is important in our damp environment to hire a home inspector who can legally identify damage from wood destroying organisms including insect pests. Only a home inspector who is also a licensed structural pest inspector may do so. I hold structural pest inspector license #69078. For a number of years, I have taught college level courses on identifying and inspecting for wood destroying organisms.
I am HUD/FHA registered inspector #D733 and ASHI certified. I serve as the lead instructor for home inspection training at Bellingham Technical College. Many inspectors, in both eastern and western Washington, were trained by BTC. I am, also, a certified instructor for the Washington State Department of Agriculture and Washington State University. Click on the logo below to learn more about the state approved fundamentals of home inspection training course that is offered at Bellingham Technical College.
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Testimonials for Steven L. Smith
Christina Olson, HomeOwnership Coordinator, Kulshan Community Land Trust10/02/2012
Thank you so much for your continued support of Kulshan Community Land Trust and our Homebuyer Education Program. Your expertise is an asset and many homebuyers benefit from your generosity. Wood-boring beetles, watch out!
Lorraine & Michael Patton, Semiahmoo neighborhood, Blaine, WA07/15/2012
Thank you very much for what we felt was a VERY thorough inspection! That was the most professional report we have ever encountered and can't thank you enough. Your insights and information were invaluable and truly top notch! We are going through the items you listed with the sellers and feel that all the issues you had brought up will be resolved properly. You have given us the confidence and knowledge we needed to feel good about this home purchase! If you ever need a reference please consider us!
Jim M, Barkley neighborhood, Bellingham, WA07/05/2012
Thank you for your diligence and advice through your inspection and re-inspection. You have provided valuable information. PS: If we ever sell this place, please don't agree to inspect it for the buyers. You are way too good at what you do.
Eric Badgley of RE/MAX Whatcom County Inc, Lake Whatcom Real Estate agent.06/10/2010
Angela Gardner and I of Bellingham Washington, have been referring our clients to Steven Smith of King of The House Inc. for almost two years. Steven provides speedy, friendly and professional service. His inspections are detailed and provide our clients with piece of mind that the home they are purchasing is the right fit for them. We highly recommend Steven Smith for anyone in need of a home inspector; he will take care of all your inspection needs.
Randie, Simcoe Inspection Services, Goldendale06/19/2008
Having been taught by "one of the Best", Steve, I can hardly miss. My own inspection business is doing well and much of that is directly due to Steve's knowledge of home inspection and his abilities to share that knowledge....both with his students and, most importantly, with his own clients. I cannot give a higher recommendation to anyone, as an inspector and as a person.
Penny J, Blaine, WA05/01/2008
I am so impressed with the incredible inspection report that you have sent me, many thanks, I really appreciate your attention to detail. I have spoke to my realtor and we have made up a small builder's issue list for the seller to attend to. Thanks again!
John, Vancouver BC03/07/2008
Your inspection was detailed to the point of being exhaustive. Thank you very much! Your efforts are appreciated as we work to make an informed decision.
Roberta & Bruce Hoffman, Seattle area02/06/2008
We purchased a home in Bellingham and you did an inspection for us on the property. My husband and I were very impressed with your professionalism and thoroughness. When I contacted you with questions you explained them to me so I could understand the situation completely. We were so pleased with the job you did. If the opportunity arises we will use your service again as you have given us every reason to trust that you will do a great job. Thank you again!
Lynda Spaulding, Realtor, Keller Williams, Bellingham09/29/2007
As a realtor, I recommend King of the House because I value Mr. Smith's honesty, professionalism and commitment. When necessary, he goes beyond the call and researches issues that might require further clarification or investigation. His detailed reports and advice enable my clients to make informed decisions and that reduces the anxiety that goes with purchasing a home.
Curt Cummings, State Licensed Appraiser, Camano Island07/18/2007
I have referred Steven Smith to several clients and colleagues over the past years. His inspections are thorough and the written reports are concise and professional. He inspected the home that my wife and I purchased. Because of the positive feedback I have received, and my personal experiences, I highly recommend the services of King of the House, Inc.