Hired 39 times
14 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
12:00 a.m. to midnight
Credit card, Cash, Paypal
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Jan - Jul
He was early, and expected to be there a few hours. We went back to go over findings and he was still busy at work! He kept in touch, and us updated on the report and when we would expect to receive it. The report was very thorough, very detailed and I truly couldn’t have asked for a better inspection. I would definitely recommend to anyone!Feb 11, 2019Verified
Dave was very responsive to our request to complete our home inspection quickly. We actually had him inspect our current home and a new home we were interested in buying. He completed both on the same day and provided written reports the next day. Great experience, would highly recommend.Oct 23, 2018Verified
Above average home inspector. You can become a certified home inspector in 3 days but it will take a lifetime to know what he knows.Oct 14, 2017Verified
I highly recommend Market Ready Home Inspections! Dave is very professional, courteous and thorough.Aug 12, 2017Verified
He was awesome, and even drove almost an hour to do our inspection, very thorough, and helpful.Jul 15, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The old saying "you get what you pay for" is not only true concerning the quality of the inspection, but also for the additional services desired. The cost is first based on the size (square feet) of the home, as listed by the county auditor. I know money is tight during a home purchase, so I give discounts when more than one service is purchased. For example, a Radon gas measurement, or a Wood Destroying Insect inspection (such as termites or carpenter ants) will cost more if bought alone than if purchased with a home inspection. Why would anyone want the cheapest inspector when their life savings is at stake. My prices are very competitive, and I KNOW you get more for your money with my inspections.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First, I look at the property that needs to be inspected, and get all the necessary information about it from the county auditor's web site. Next, we find the first available slot in the schedule that works for both the client, the inspector, and the real estate transaction, because you only have so many days (usually 10) to have the inspection done and submit your remedy request list to the seller. Once a Pre-Inspection agreement is signed, the inspection is done, and within 24 hours a full color digital report with detailed photographs and narration is emailed to the customer, upon receiving payment in full. From that point forward, the customer can call me at any time with questions about the inspection, or the home in general.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I earned my bachelor's degree in engineering from Ohio University. After 19 years of working as the Engineering Manager for Gould Electronics Inc., I started my own business as a contractor inspecting and working on foreclosures for banks in 2005. In 2014 I worked for MPW Industrial services as the Sr. Project Manager for about a year. I have since returned to my home business and branched out into doing home inspections for the general public involved in real estate transactions. I no longer work for the banks, so my focus is entirely on the home inspection business now. I am certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. I am also an active member of ASHI - the American Society of Home inspectors. I am licensed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture for Wood Destroying Insect inspections in Ohio (lic. # 134709), and have passed the Ohio Department of Health's Radon Gas Licensing Exam. My education is ongoing with minimum annual requirements in InterNACHI, ASHI, and other certifications. The continuous education is one of the things that drew me to become a home inspector - there's so much to learn, and many codes and standards are always changing.