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Buyer Inspections

A professional home inspection provides the buyer with an opportunity to become familiar with the functions and conditions of the home. Every home ages and wears differently and the buyer is best served by having a comprehensive review regardless of the homes age or appearance.

I offer inspections of all types of homes and structures.  My training and years of experience in the construction industry provides you the added benefit of my attention to detail

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These are the most common type of inspections where the home is inspected as part of a real estate transaction.  I work on behalf of the buyer providing you the opportunity to become familiar with the functions and condition of the home. Every home ages and wears differently and the buyer is best served by having a comprehensive review regardless of the homes age or appearance.










New Construction

Inspection of a newly constructed home will insure that the builder has not overlooked any details.  It will determine if the house meets industry standards or requires any last minute fixes that should be completed before the sale is final.  The home inspector works on your behalf to ensure you have unbiased information before making that important purchase.








Manufactured and Multi-Family


I have successfully completed specific training courses on inspecting manufactured homes as they are unique in building design.

Multi-Family homes require a detailed interior inspection. I provide a complete and thorough report on all inspections.










Full inspection (Includes)

  • Roofs, vents, flashings and trim
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Skylight, chimney and other roof Penetrations
  • Decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings
  • Eaves, soffit and fascia
  • Grading and drainage
  • Basement, foundation and crawlspace
  • Water penetration and foundation movement
  • Heating systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Main water shut off valves
  • Water heating system
  • Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
  • Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
  • Electrical service line and meter box
  • Main disconnects and service amperage
  • Electrical panels, breakers and fuses
  • Grounding and bonding
  • GFCIs and AFCI
  • Fireplace damper door and hearth
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • Garage doors, safety sensors and openers
  • and much more!

I provide an agreement outlining what you can expect from my service and a full easy to read report.





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Seller Inspections: Streamlining Real Estate Transactions





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Seller inspections (pre-listing) are becoming more popular because they virtually eliminate all the pitfalls and hassles associated with waiting to do the inspections until the buyer is found.

Advantages For the Seller:

Seller inspections are arranged and paid for by the seller, usually before the home goes on the market. I work with you, scheduling inpspections at your convenience. The report can help the seller realistically price the home if problems exist. The report can help the seller substantiate a higher asking price if problems dont exist or have been corrected.

A seller inspection reveals problems ahead of time which: may make the home show better, gives the seller time to make repairs and shop for competitive contractors. Permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report. Removes over-inflated buyer procured estimates from the negotiation table. The deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyers inspection unexpectedly reveals a problem, last minute.

A win-win for all parties.





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Pest Inspection





This is a complete wood destroying organism pest inspection of the interior, exterior and substructure of a house or building.  Frequently, these are required by lending institutions when a house/building is being bought or sold.

If you are purchasing a house or building, this inspection is of extreme importance.  It not only identifies WDO infestations, but it also identifies the damages inflicted by these organisms.  A pest inspection also identifies, and calls for the correction of conditions conducive to WDOs presence.  These conditions may include, but are not limited to: dry rot, infestations can be quite extensive at times, and is well worth the price of a good pest inspection.





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John Akers
26828 Maple Valley Hwy Ste 179
Maple Valley, WA 98038
WA Inspector #683